Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Lopé National Park to Bushcamp, Gabon, March 12 - 13, 2019

I spent yesterday enjoying the soft bed in my room and looking at the view.  Others walked into town for lunch and then went on a 2 hour drive to see.... forest elephants from quite a distance, monkeys and water buffaloes.  I had a scramble game against myself:  left played right and left won!  The hotel charges deluxe prices but does not provide deluxe service:  the power is only on from 6 pm to 7 am, there is no daily room cleaning, there was only a little toilet paper on the roll with no extra and the light was burned out in the bathroom.  All for $111 U.S./night!  Oh well, the view was great and the AC worked perfectly, once the power came on.

This morning we had an 8 am departure and it took 7 long hours to drive 100 km on rough road.  It was a hot, humid, sunny day and we pulled into a Bushcamp early so Will and others could change the front tires.  We're in a very private spot, but unfortunately very small flies that look like flea beetles have invaded.  

Along the way-

The only elephant I saw-

The long and winding road-

This town truly lives up to its name-

Tomorrow we're off to Lambere for a day or two, making our way south towards Congo.

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