Saturday, May 19, 2012

AFRICA TRIP BLOG #12: Going on an African Safari…

After another big drive we arrived in Livingstone at the southern tip of Zambia…this is a place where every Zambian wants you to go if you come to their country…

We were picked up by a big safari truck at our hotel and headed out to a game park just outside town…and over the next couple hours we entered the WILD KINGDOM…we saw as we drove through the park monkees, babboons, giraffes, elephants, water buffalo, zebras, all kinds of birds, warthogs, wildebeasts, impala, and even got within a few feet of a very rare white rhino under the watchful eyes of our guides and Zambia wildlife officers…and then capped it off by watching the sun set over the Zambezi River flow toward the massive waterfall that has put this place on the world’s map…it’s like being on the set of the LION KING here in Zambia…

We loved hearing the incredible details about each animal from our guide and had a blast taking photos and finding animals hiding in the bush as a team…what a privilege to revel in the creative genius of our God…

We enjoyed a fun dinner at a local pub and watched the Champions League Final soccer match with the African people who love the game so much…tomorrow we head out to see the remarkable Victoria Falls as the sun comes up and visit a local market to gather some more Zambian stuff before heading back to Lusaka where we will fly out on Monday morning…I will hopefully post one more time from our London hotel on Monday night before we fly back to Chicago on Tuesday…

Know that we have felt your prayers all thru these last days…God has met us here in a truly remarkable way…and we covet your prayers for safety as we travel much in the next three days heading home…we can’t wait to see you all!

For all the Zambia team on a beautiful starry Saturday night in Africa,

CHIP


4 comments:

Tami Grotenhuis said...

Praising God with you for His faithfulness throughout this trip. Looking forward to seeing everyone and hearing more when you return. Praying for your travel and your re-entry. May you never be the same because of what He's done.

Ryan said...

Do. Not. Bungee. Jump.

Mh Bp said...

Thanks for the information. I never go in Zambia but I went in Tanzaina for a Safari. That's a great beauty of nature. I fall in love with Tanzania. I was going with a Safari company. Happy Safari to Tanzania

Anonymous said...

nice posting.. thanks for sharing.