We are back on the radar after a couple of days taking in a short, but amazing safari experience and then beginning our travels back home. After an incredible week and a half on the ground in Swaziland, and a team that had invested so much into every day, we cherished the opportunity to slow down a bit as a team and to take in a pretty special safari experience for half a day at Kruger National Park. We were very fortunate. We encountered lions, elephants, zebras, giraffes, buffalo, hippos, and rhinos. It was probably the most sitings I have ever seen for any team we have taken. It was pretty special for our group to drive up on a pride of lions….I think we counted 7 of them. They were quite far off….but still and awesome encounter.
I’m so grateful for our team to have had such a special experience. We spent the night at a lodging that backed onto Crocodile River, which is where Kruger park begins….and got to have another incredible evening together eating supper, overlooking the river and then having a couple of pretty personal encounters with hippos and elephants as we ate. Just amazing.
God has been good to us this trip….we have tasted a remarkable sense of community amongst our group, and as happens on every one of these experiences, we left as a group of individuals and are returning as family. We find ourselves on a 4 hour layover in Paris, lounging at our gate after a long 10 hour flight from Johannesburg, and anxiously awaiting our return to our family.
Enjoy a few samples of our safari for now. Home is on the horizon 🙂