The final day on safari and we arrive in Cape Town. Nestled in a Bay and with Table Mountain as the back drop it is the perfect place to finish the trip. It is a very western city and it is easy to organise and do activities in and around Cape Town. The only problem for the guys is they have to organise activities on their own and they have to leave Eeyore behind. The final night is at Ashanti Lodge who claim to have the best view of Table Mountain, what they really mean is that the toilet on the second floor has the best view of the mountain. The room comes with a pair of binoculars so you can watch the cable cart head down Table Mountain from the comfort of the bathroom throne.
At the final meal we chat about the highlights of the trip and it is good to remember all the activities covered. The Masai Mara, Gorillas, Serengeti, Nakuru, Ngorongoro Crater, seeing the ‘Big 5’, Maasai tribe, Zanzibar, Kande beach, Xmas on the houseboats, white water rafting, Devils pool, New Year at the Falls, walking with rhinos, Okavango Delta, Etosha, Bushmen, Swakopmund, Cheetah park, Sand boarding, Skydiving, Quad biking, wine tour and most importantly the friendships that were created on this 71 Day Safari. Only those that were on the safari with you that can appreciate and remember all the highlights that you shared.
This is my final safari and I would like to thank all those who help to make these trips the best they can be. From the Absolute Office to the Campsite owners and the Activity Operators, thank you for making my job much easier. To the clients who Safari with Absolute Africa thank you for the opportunity to share your experiences of Africa and I hope that you have come out with a better appreciation for Africa, enjoyed the local people and were amazed by its wildlife, it is truly an amazing place. For those who have followed the blog, I hope you enjoyed, for those thinking about coming to Africa, do it.
And as a final point a mate of mine once said, “friends never say goodbye, so till next time…..Cheers”