06.07.2010 - 07.07.2010 95 °F
On Tuesday morning, we had enough time for a three hour game drive, and Lets took us for a final tour of the Savuti Channel. It was incredibly beautiful because the water was extremely still and reflected the sky as the sun rose.
After saying our goodbyes to the Savuti Camp staff, we started our long journey home at 12:00 noon Botswana time (6 hours ahead of EDT) in a four seater Piper Cub plane for a one hour flight to Maun, Botswana. Wil got to sit up front next to the pilot, which he really enjoyed.
In Maun, we got on an Air Botswana turbo prop plane for a two hour flight to Johannesburg. One fun thing was that we ran into our Australian friends from Mala Mala Camp because they were on the same flight!
After a long layover and some shopping at the Johannesburg airport, we got onto a British Airways 747 for the long ten hour leg to London. It was a red eye flight and we were all able to get some sleep (Wil slept most of the way). We arrived in London at 7:30am GMT.
Our final leg was a flight from London to Boston and we got home to Stoneham about 2:30pm this afternoon after 24+ hours of travel. Boy, is it hot! I never expected to spend the first hour home installing all the air conditioners.
We are all a bit tired but have very fond memories of our trip. It was truly amazing and memorable. We took hundreds of photos and will post them up on Picasa within the next few days.