Updated: Sep 23, 2020
Its been a hectic few days. Yesterday morning, after shopping for supplies in Mfuwe, we drove to Malama Umoyo. The team were all there to welcome us and after a quick staff meeting we set to work setting up a cottage for the night.
Early evening and we had an unexpected visit from Chief Malama - following introductions we outlined our plans for the camp and he pledged his support and assistance to remove any blockers faced along the way. A somewhat alien but very useful meeting.
To round off the day we sat on the veranda and watched elephant, giraffe, antelope, meerkats and baboons in our "back garden"!
This morning (Tuesday) I woke up in my own little piece of Africa.
We met with the team at 7am to discuss our focus for the day. Unfortunately things didn't go according to plan as we found out that one of the team - Christopher - had just learnt that his older brother passed away yesterday. We had to change plans and drove him, his wife and kids (and to be honest half the village in the back of the HiLux) to Mfuwe to allow them to travel onwards to the funeral in Livingstone. - our condolences are with Christopher and his family at this sad time.
So after an unexpected trip to Mfuwe we have lost a day of un packing and setting up camp - but I keep reminding myself - TIA (This is Africa)