Cheetahs, Hippos, and bricks

 

The last three days have been among the highest points of the trip for me. The experience in the Serengeti Nat’l Park is something that I will never forget. The opportunity to see elephants and giraffes grazing less than a few steps outside your vehicle is hard to describe. Early yesterday morning we even had the opportunity to watch a pack of five cheetahs work their way the through the tall grass as the approached a line of zebras. Finally, my particular land rover saw an amazing sight…..a hippo out of the water crossed just a few steps in front of our vehicle and made for the high grass and water on the other side of the path providing a lasting Serengeti memory that I won’t soon forget.

Today was another high point in terms of the dorm build.  The coordination issues that had troubled some of our earlier work were noticeably absent today. We also benefited from increased community support which helped our efforts to move thousands of bricks immensely. In the next three days I’m excited to visually see the outer walls of the girls dorm go up, and I’m sure it will be a little bittersweet as we say our goodbyes to everyone here in the Musoma/Nyegina community that has made our experience all the more vibrant and memorable.

2 Responses to “Cheetahs, Hippos, and bricks”

  1. Deidre Rauco says:

    We are a group of volunteers and opening a new scheme in our community. Your site provided us with valuable information to work on. You have done a formidable job and our entire community will be grateful to you.

  2. Tracey says:

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