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.