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My friend, David (who I talked with about math and evolution on previous blogs, links are below.) went on a backpacking trip in Africa recently. This is his story of the experience of other cultures.
This is the tenth blog in part 2 of this series. Here is the link for the page where the others can be found:
June 14, Akagera, Day 2:
The next morning, after an uncomfortable sleeping bag rest, we packed up and travelled along the rest of the route to the north end of the park. It was a long journey through hills and dusty winding roads. We managed to see hippos, giraffes, a crocodile, and lots of zebras. They tend to congregate by the open areas with low grass where they can spot predators. We even managed to have a glimpse of a pride of lions in the distance. We were lucky to see them since Bosco (our tour guide) had told us that there was a 0.5% chance that we’d see them. Fortunately, we had been tipped off by one of the other guides in another vehicle that the lions had been spotted in the area on the previous day. We had also seen a group of hippos who were close to the crocodile, which could have potentially turned deadly.
My favourite part of the journey was when we saw a large family of about 20 giraffes, including babies. 10 minutes before we were done the safari, we also got the lucky chance to see elephants in the distance. Keily was happy since that was what she had looked forward to the most on our trip.
After the safari, we headed all the way back down to the hostel to spend the rest of the evening there.