Thanks Arks... I must admit I am quite envious of your forthcoming trip.....
The plan was to check in , unpack , have a quick bite to eat and go out on a game drive. That all went according to plan.....
Having a bite to eat.
I was rushing everybody along because I was dying to get to Leeudril and Rooiputs......I was convinced we would find some lions there.
As we got into the Kombi to go on our first game drive the heavens opened...we had not noticed the dark ominous clouds that had gathered while we had been busy. I dodged the rain and ran into reception to get our permit only to be told that we were not going anywhere
....as a matter of fact nobody was going anywhere, The storm was too severe. I also discovered that the road to Nossob had already been closed for 3 days and would probably be closed for another 3 days. I stood there absolutely dumbstruck...how on earth was I going to find the lions if the road was closed??? I had never experienced this before.
I took a deep breath to prevent myself from exploding and decided that I may as well book for our night drive that we had planned to do. Well, I was told that the game vehicle was broken and would probably not be fixed for the next two weeks because they were waiting for a spare part.....so there would be no game drive either!
I stormed out of reception, jumped into the kombi, slammed the door and let out the foulest language that I could think off .... ( my mother was
but she didn't say a word). After I had ranted, raved, performed and yelled the girls informed me that they were actually having a grand time and saw no harm in going back to the chalet and having a party........so I gracefully calmed down , drove them back to the chalet and we started the party.
The rain soon stopped and believe it or not the sun started shining. I was tempted to go to reception to see if we could out but I decided against it. We relaxed for a while ....some of us worked on our logbooks
and some of us sulked !!!
We had the usual little visitors and I pretended that I was on the wildest of game drives and took some photos....
Charleen decided that we had better start lighting our fire for our braai......well this soon became a problem as well because the wind came up
We persevered and eventually we got the fire lit....but to keep it ablaze was another story because the rain came down
Somehow braaiing looks much easier when SO does it. It didn't rain for very long though ..(thank goodness because I was running out of bad language).. the wind dropped and we had the most amazing
braai consisting of burnt chicken and undercooked potatoes!
Maybe we do need musketeers after all.
I must admit I think I was the only grumpy one....I went to bed feeling that not everything was going according to plan....flooded roads, broken game vehicles and thunderstorms were things that I had not experienced in the park before and I did not like it one bit.
The angels on the other hand knew no different and they were having the time of their lives
13-15th Oct Kgalagadi Lodge
16th Oct - Twee Rivieren
17-19 Oct - Urikaruus.