December 17 - We are off to the airport for our LONG flight to Johannesburg. We start our adventure with a 3 day safari at Kapama River Lodge, then we board the Voyager at Cape Town for 44 days on the ship.
Here is our itinerary.
They call this lion Grandpa - he is said to be about 14 years old, which is pretty old for a lion.
After an overni.ght In Johannesburg, we flew to Hoedspruit and went on a safari at Kapama River Lodge. Saw lots of game. This is photo of us with our ranger, IP.
Interesting the way the baby monkeys hang onto Mama!
Table Mountain as we were leaving Cape Town, South Africa.
Merry Christmas everyone!
We had the chef make us a roasted duck for Christmas dinner. It was "to die for"!!
Our new favorite waiter, Sugi, and sommelear, I Nyoman.
At Richards Bay, we took an excursion to the St. Lucia Wetlands Nature Preserve. Not terribly exciting excursion, but we did see LOTS of hippos. Reportedly have around 900 hippos and a lot crocodiles.
Fish Eagle at St. Lucia Wetland Park, Richards Bay
Caviar and champagne breakfast! It's a tough life, but someone has to do it!!
David feeding the Lemurs
Our waiter Sugi is Indonesian (from Bali) , and as is our tradition, we ask if he could have a meal prepared for us of foods from his home country. He helped plan the menu which was prepared by the Indonesian chef I Wayan. Very delicious!
Our waiter Sugi serving the Indonesian meal he had prepared for us.
Happy New Year!
Local fishing boat - Zanzibar, Tanzania
Colobus monkey with baby
Mangrove boardwalk on our tour in Zanzibar, Tanzania
Enjoying some escargots!
Port Victoria, Seychelles
Catamaran cruise in the Seychelles
Snorkeling in the Seychelles