Safari in Mtuabuta Reserve near St. Lucia
24.07.2010 - 25.07.2010
The weekend started early on Satruday morning. We left Durban at 5am to get to St. Lucia at 10 am. it was a three hour drive but we had many stops on the way but I didn't know since I slept the entire way there. We got to the game park around 9am but had to drive another hour to the safari. Once we entered the park, we saw monkeys and a giraffe was eating on the side of the road. It was amazing!! I will upload photos soon. On our way, we saw two rhinos in the middle of the road. They were just hanging out in the middle of the road and we couldn't approach because we were only in a KIA picanto. Let's see a KIA vs. a rhino. I would pick the rhino. After about 15 minutes, the rhinos finally moved and we continued on our way to the safari. Once we got on the safari we saw tons of giraffes, zebras, rhinos and antelope. The tour lasted about three and a half hours but it didn't seem like enough time to explore. We finished up the safari, got lunch and continued to explore on our own. We went out exploring and didn't find the lions we were looking for but we did find some elephants. They were really far away and we were unable to see them clearly but we still saw them. We then headed back to St. Lucia and stayed the night there. All 15 of us stayed in this lodge, which was amazing, and decided to have pizza and a party night.
The next morning, we all had to get up early to go on the boat tour of the St. Lucia wetlands to see hippos and alligators. Before we left, I got a driving lesson so now I know how to drive stick on the other side of the road!! Anyways, we went on the boat tour and saw hippos and baby hippos. We also saw a few alligators and one fish eagle that was very impressive. After the boat tour, we went to lunch in town, did some local shopping and headed back to Durban. I spent most of the three hour car ride talking to Amy but then I proceeded to fall asleep in the car. When we got home, we crashed and prepared ourselves for another work week.