Wow wow those three weeks went fast! Here’s a quick update on days 19 and 20 for ya ;)
On Thursday we arose to a brisk and chilly morning, quite a shock to the system after the balmy Ugandan days! A 6.30am game drive awaited us. We aww-ed and ahh-ed over big gorgeous animals like elephants, impalas, Cape buffalo and giraffes. Though it was freezing, it was a spectacular way to meet Kenya!
A scrumptious buffet breakfast later, we met up for a debrief time to discuss the trip as a whole. We tried to remember as much as we could in small groups, with a competition to see who could come up with the most complete timeline. Brayden and co won in hilarious fashion with their descriptions of our activities. Giddyup!
On a more serious note, everyone has come away with something new they’ve learned, and we’re looking forward to seeing how this trip translates into life back home for all of us.
And God gave us another buffet lunch, and time in the pool, and another game drive, and more spectacular sights, and another buffet dinner, and it was very good.
Less fun was the stressing and waiting for ATAR results – a good number of students congregated in the lounge outside the bar (coincidental?!) at 11pm (7am Aussie time) to check their results. We’re pleased to report a high number of happy squeals J
Friday brought us a sleep in and breakfast at 7.30am (as opposed to our 6.30am and 4am starts the last two days!). We kicked off the day with a bang for Sarah’s 18th birthday! Kenyan birthday songs and cake for breakfast always starts the day right ;)
During our second debrief time we talking about “Now what” – now what does the trip look like back home? There were some insightful and challenging comments from the group. It was a good time to talk, complete with the giraffes eavesdropping in.
Then we had a quick whip around to visit the chimpanzees (they put up a song and dance for us!), Baraka the blind rhino (unfortunately he was feeling antisocial and having a snooze), and a stop to stand on the Equator, before one last scrumptious meal, and a 5.5 hour drive to Nairobi airport – a good run in the African traffic!
And now, we are signing out from Dubai! See you in 14 hours fam!
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