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Sleeping with Elephants

Last weekend we went on Safari at Liawonde National Park.

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Saturday we did a game drive with high hopes of seeing elephants. Though we had a lovely time seeing all kinds of animals and enjoying the African sunset and pleasant drive on the Safari vehicle, we saw no elephants.

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Disappointed we decided to book the boat safari for the next morning.

However, as we slept in our tent that night we heard loud footsteps all around us. Slightly concerned about the hippos that were probably roaming just outside our tent we didn’t move.

IMG_2922It wasn’t until the next morning that we were told that not only were there hippos (and of course warthogs and monkeys) near us, but the elephants had come through as well!

Our boat safari was pleasant and we enjoyed seeing heaps of hippos and crocodiles much larger than I could have imagined. And just five minutes before time to return what did we see, but a whole family of ELEPHANTS!

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Mt. Mulanje

This weekend we climbed Mt. Mulanje. It was wonderful.
15 or so hours of hiking across a day and a half to reach the highest peak in Malawi and Central Africa- Sapitwa

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Every bit was glorious- not only reaching the peak and looking out to see not only Malawi but also Mozambique- but the hike and evening as well…
Beautiful mountains

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The sun setting

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And rising

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And though I have no pictures, I have never seen so many stars in my life! It was breathtaking.
And then to finish out the hike just an hour from the end, we saw a rainbow.

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