Thu 21 Apr-Day to recover

Decided to hang around camp today as still not feeling great and really not hungry. Got online and chatted to John a bit after he got home from work and polished off The Girl With a Dragon Tattoo. Now I wish I brought the other 2 parts with me. Down to one book that I…

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Wed 20 Apr-Not well again :(

Not feeling well again. I suspect it must be the food. If it was the water i’d be sick every day. So didn’t do much at the enclosures today other then find as comfortable spot to lie down as possible. Jose leaves tomorrow and Katie and Carina go to Vic Falls for awhile so it’ll…

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Sun 17 Apr-Dug out canoe

After being locked out of the kitchen supplies last night and having no toilet paper in any of the toilets, this morning we couldn’t make breakfast as we couldn’t get the butter etc. We said goodbye to Phil this morning, and the South African miners and off to enclosure 1 and 2. Milla was acting…

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Sat 16 Apr- Day off

Today we all took our day off. Some South African miners the other guys had met last week were picking us up and taking us for a braae around 10 so got to sleep in a bit. Then got up and chatted to John online for awhile as the timezones overlapped with a good time….

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Fri 15 Apr- The chimp ball

Awhile back I bought a behaviour enrichment toy for the chimps from Joe at Aussie Dog. Today we gave it to Milla. She’s a lovely chimps who stays inside because the other pick on her. We put chips and biscuits inside and waited to see what she’d do. She’s pretty smart and got all the…

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Thu 14 Apr- Bushwalk

Today it was off to the orphanage for our bushwalk with the chimps. I was feeling awful so didn’t really interact much but had fun watching the other guys playing with them. We were given food and drink to give them and they riffle through your pockets looking for more. They like sweet things like…

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Mon 11 Apr-Off to Chimfunshi

This morning I got up pretty early and made sure that people were receiving my sms’s and that they could definitely get through to my room in preparation for sorting out what happened yesterday. I patiently waited (not my strong point) till 9am and called through to African Impact Office and was glad to get…

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Fri 8 Apr-Chillaxing

Last full day in Vic Falls so we decided to chillax before John’s trip home and my onward journey to Zambia. Had planned to hang by the pool and go swimming but the temperature today had other ideas. It was too cold for me even to lay by the pool and read. I went in…

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Wed 6 Apr-Victoria Falls

We got up fairly early this morning and decided to head to the falls by ourselves. I’d read the spray this time of year is brutal so we went dressed in our togs. There’s a little path from the back of our hotel to the falls which means we get to avoid walking on the…

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Sat 2 Apr-Making our own fun

This morning we got to walk Lewa and took her for a pretty decent walk. She’s grown quite a bit in 2 weeks. After breakfast we headed out to the orphanage and this week was a lot less intense. We found the bigger kids and played basketball, soccer and Joyce brought some bubbles with her…

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Fri 1 Apr-Missing Lions

John and I were both on data this morning so were split between MK’s for John and B’s for me. Just as we went to open up for the B’s a message came over the radio “We’re with the MK’s enclosure and there’s no lions…copy…lion’s are gone”. Then we were contacted by and told to…

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