As we woke from a good nights sleep, we discovered two elephants less than 20 metres from our tent.
Afterwards we are cereal, muffins and a cooked breakfast (it's fair to say we were well fed) we headed to the boat safari. The safari started with many viewings of crocodiles, a variety of birds and lots of laughs of hippos in the water! Our guide Duncan spotted an elephant and it's baby drinking the water, and as we got closer a herd of 13 elephants appeared. They were very cute. It was amazing because we ended up coming within 5m of them! Upon boarding the bus mobile Amy realised she'd left a very important personal and valuable item on the other side of the river...her stuffed pillow case. Our driver then went back across the river to retrieve it. After that we set off to our next destination; Zomba plateau. Where we set up camp once again and went on a guided walk, viewing a very beautiful waterfall where Ellie slipped over in the mud (no serious injuries were obtained). Once we returned to the campsite, we waited until we could travel to the hotel where we would eat dinner. While we were waiting in the bar we completed feedback sheets which made us realise how soon it is until we go home. We then enjoyed a delicious buffer as a final supper in Malawi. As the day draws to a close we have reflected on what an amazing experience we have had. We are now heading back to the campsite to get some much needed rest before tomorrow's long day of travelling (including a 4 hour wait in Addis Ababa). We all agree that we can safely say this trip was brilliant is an understatement. We are looking forward to seeing you all very soon.
From the Hurst Malawi Team 2016.
Hurst Out *Mic Drop* BOOM