A Travellerspoint blog

Amazing Africa

24 °C

Sorry it has been ages since I have written we have seen loads. Right now we are on Safari. We have seen millions of animals so many I can't think of them all. Lets see I will try and think of them...I've seen lions, hyennas zebras warthog, wilderbeast, elephant, impala and kudu (type of deer).
A few days ago I saw a gecko it was just lying randomly on a rock while I while I was playing. By then we were on Drakensberg we went for a walk there and every now and then there were wooden stumps that formed a channel to wash the water down the valley, we saw some giant centipedes called songololos and Finn counted the stumps on the way back, every single one up to 75!
The next day we went to Lesotho which is in the mountains that you can see from South Africa and is a seperate country. It was very strange at first and Finn and I were both shy and me and Finn started to act silly and got told off by mum. We went into the classrooms and bought a woven picture of a house and it was all fluffy and comfortable, to raise money for the school. Most of the classrooms were very small and the class ones were very cute I couldn't believe it when I found out they started school at 6 because they were all really tiny especially one little girl in a pink jumper who always smiled at us and was the cutest of all. We had a guide that took us in a truck to Lesotho and went off road and we got to stick our heads out of the window and we saw mostly fields of maize which is a type of grain, and dirt which was really red. When we arrived at Lesotho a teacher showed us all around, first the school then loads of other places which I will tell you now. First we went to the pub which was nothing like you would expect. And the beer was absolutely disgusting and when dad told me to smell it I didn't want to so I did it while holding my nose. Luckily I didn't have to taste it but it looked like dirty gone off milk yuck! Next we went to a lady who was a healer and spoke Soto language and the teacher which was showing us around had to translate the language. Next we went to a place where they ground grain into tiny little bits of powder there we had lunch which was very strange and I didn't really want to eat any because it didn't taste very normal and I didn't recognise any of it. Finally I ate a tuna sandwich. Right now we are back in Durban and we have just finished our Safari. On our last day of safari we saw an amazing sight for Mum that day we saw a girraffe that was the animal she wanted to see the most.We also saw a Rhino and it was far too close for comfort but it didn't care about us it was virtually Dad's arm span away from us. Apparently rhino's are being poached again and are in danger of being extinct.
If you have any questions please ask them and I will do my best to try and find them out.

Posted by Danieljhanson 01:51

Email this entryFacebookStumbleUpon

Table of contents


Hi Daniel.
It sounds really cool and the pictures look great. How did you make those cars? They look like there going to collapse (although they look pretty awesome). Where were you in the last picture and where were you when you made the cars?
Oliver Cowell.

by oliverhenry

Hi Finn
Hope you are having a fabulous time. How did you steer the cars?
Your cars look like traps. What is it like where you are at? Is it sunny or rainy?

Henry James Cowell

by oliverhenry

Hi Dan,
Where are you going next? Also how the flight to Africa? Hope you are having a good time and the weather is fine.

by oliverhenry

Hi Dan
How hot has it been in Africa?

by oliverhenry

You saw far more of Lesoto than us. We are so pleased. Also pleased you have seen so many animals. We're glad you've found time to relax. N.Z. will be very different after this! G & G

by lmhanson

This blog requires you to be a logged in member of Travellerspoint to place comments.

Enter your Travellerspoint login details below

( What's this? )

If you aren't a member of Travellerspoint yet, you can join for free.

Join Travellerspoint