We arose at dawn and hit the showers. Upon boarding the tour bus, we departed for the rhino enclosure. The flies were like a cloud around our faces, despite the aerogard. We fed the lioness, met up with some cute apes who serenaded us with their morning song then fed the bongo from the Congo (I kid you not!). What is a bongo? Good question. A bongo is an enormous antelope-esque creature with massive antlers upon its head. It is surprisingly gentle and graciously allowed us to feed it some sliced bread. Be warned: it possesses a very long tongue and is not afraid to use it!
We returned to the lodge for a sumptuous buffet breakfast, loaded up our gear and headed for the bike shed. Yes folks, this arse on a bicycle! Funnier than falling off a horse (see September’s "What was I thinking" post). Despite the rain, and the fact that I am seriously unfit, we enjoyed our casual cycle around the zoo. Twice. Each loop was 6km, not to mention the 15km of tracks. Did I mention we did it twice? In the rain?
Naturally we then had to experience the souvenir shop, where Mollie purchased several stuffed toys. When will she outgrow stuffed toys?
We had a fantastic day and I would thoroughly recommend the experience to all.