I truly mean it Ombeni. We all discussed how very special the trip was, down to every detail and how very much a part of that had to do with the driver. Because he was such a positive addition, we realized it could really make or break it. It was an unforgettable trip, a trip of a life time, God saw to that, and placed this man as an integral part of it.
It wouldn't' have been the same without him. Everything about it. His personality, his preparedness, and the great care he took with our safety really stood out. He was very sensitive and conscientious to our desires: how long we wanted to stay still at an area, taking photographs, not rushing us but being mindful of how the trip had to move along to be out of the park at sunset. Which wasn't easy because some of us girls got us off to a late start. I know that affected him, but he was pleasant and professional.
He contributed to the trip in so many ways with personal knowledge and preparedness that enhanced our trip such as bringing along bird identification books and opening them up to show us what we were looking at, and by bringing out binoculars for us to see them closer.
He was awesome. You guys have a real treasure there.
I will recommend you, and him to everyone.
Tell him I said Hello. I still remember what he taught me about the elephant stomp holes. These shots are for you all from the safari.
I have to laugh, we all thought God was so rolling out the red carpet for us, that the zebra's were actually lining up and posing......then, one of us looked back over our shoulder and saw what came after that shot. Hope you enjoy the laugh as well. I learned a lot from the Zebra's that tells me just how the church should be. Sometime perhaps over lunch or a bus ride, I can share that Tanzanian epiphany.
The elephant and the humming bird were a happy catch by Mary. It was awesome she didn't' know she even had it. I was editing the photo's and found that sweet treasure when I cropped the shot. She had a super huge long zoom and caught the elephant from afar.
There is another such shot of a hippo I shall send another time The driver would get a kick out of it. It was in the lake with the flamingos. He had just started the engine again, and I made him stop and shut it off so I could grab this last shot, that I couldnt' even see, only the shape: a rolling rotating color of pink and grey and when I got home it was the silliest cute shot. I shall send in the future. Something to anticipate from the safari.
Blessings to all,
You sure blessed us.
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