Neil Sedaka told us that "Breaking up is hard to do". Tonight, at the farewell dinner, we all told Kembo how very much his work meant to us in this wonderful adventure. Every day, there were many times when his excellent skills and charming personality got us through the curves thrown at us. He put up with all of our individual quirks, and provided us with the information and direction we needed. As Cookie toasted him for us, we all also began the task of saying goodbye to each other. The friendships we make on these trips are rich ones, and it is hard to say goodbye.
Tomorrow, Pat and I leave for the airport mid-morning, and our flight leaves for Johannesburg at 2pm. After a 5-hour layover, we fly to London, and then to San Francisco. Don't expect any posts until we're home and rested on Monday.
I did finish a "Best of the First Tour" video, which can be accessed by clicking on the link. I'll work on choosing the best of the second tour on the flight home.
The last set of photos, capturing our flight by helicopter over Victoria Falls, can be seen by clicking on Friday, August 8th, A'Zambezi River Lodge, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe.
ps. There were some great giraffe shots that were accidentally left out of the end of the album on August 2nd, which have been added now. Also, I love what Google did to animate the photos of the lions at the waterhole. Check them out.