Care Center Construction / Hlane Game Reserve
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Today we started out construction project in â€śMgomaneâ€ť. It was about an hours drive from the hotel in Manzini, but that didnâ€™t matterâ€¦ we were there to work regardless of the distance. We arrived to a greeting from the community and work began. This is a new center under construction and our job was to start digging the footings for the foundation. Wow, not easy work. The ground is very hard and definitely not something that is easily worked. Out came the pick axes and the shovels for four hours of digging. Our first official wildlife found was a poisonous tarantula.
When we were close to reaching the end our time there we split into separate teams and did a community walk to meet some of the locals.
When our work was done there around noon, we headed to a pastors house and she prepared a lunch feast for us. Chicken, steak, pork, sausage, pasta, veggies, dessert (mmmmm, Milktart)â€¦ but that is anther story. We spent about 2 hours there sharing fellowship with the pastor before heading to Hlane Game Reserve.
Ok, imagine thisâ€¦.
Shortly after we got settled we were off on a safari, It took 3 Range Rovers to cover our group each heading in different directions. We saw Rhino, Gazelles, Lions, Elephant, Giraffe.
After a cold, breezy ride around the park it was dinner time consisting of Apple/Potato soup, Chicken, Rice, Tomato/Union broth, Antelope, Cake
The final treat for an otherwise perfect day was traditional dancing and show by staff of Ndluva Camp.. and I got to dance with the team! Yes, you read that correctlyâ€¦ I danced a traditional Swazi dance with the dance teamâ€¦â€¦ and yes, I have the pictures to prove it!!!