Xmas Day, Houseboats, Day 42

Ho, Ho, Ho! It’s Xmas!

Our expectation on the houseboat was to have an enjoyable Xmas on our own, we did not expect to be interrupted by anyone or anything,  just spending time enjoying the lake and laying back eating and drinking.  We were surprised when a baboon decided that our Xmas breakfast was so good that he wanted to join us for his fair share of the meal.   Unlucky for him we had scoffed all the bacon and eggs so he was just left with a hand full of sugar!

After breakfast the real fun began.  We all got our gifts and a fancy dress outfit to be worn for the day. Finally we got to see what the classy outfits we had purchased in Malawi look like on each of us.  Secret Santa’s goodies were and extra surprise!

After our late Xmas lunch we get the opportunity for more fishing another game drive or just chilling around the pool. When I mean pool it is more of an oversized bathtub, but great for a dip during the heat of the day.   So some people caught fish,  some got chased by hippos during the game cruise and some hung out by the pool and watched a crocodile jump out of the water and snatch a stork from the shore.   All excitingly different from a “normal” Xmas day.    And if that was not enough, there were some more shenanigans around the pool when the water pistols and water bombs came out just before our late afternoon snacks.

It is safe to say that it will be a Xmas that all that were onboard will remember for years to come.

Tip of the day: Make sure you pick your alliances carefully. Sometimes it is too tempting to throw a water bomb at your compatriot just for the sheer pleasure of it.

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One Response to Xmas Day, Houseboats, Day 42

  1. Steph says:

    Love the outfits, though I have to say Carl’s is a bit boring. ;) Happy New Year to everyone!

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