The morning started out with a trip to a souvenir shop that the guides told the group was probably the best and most inexpensive place to buy gifts and remembrances. WOCO didn't waste any time spending lots of money. But they have some very nice, tangible items to bring home with them.
Then it was all aboard the bus for the 2+ hour trip to Pilanesberg Natioal Park for some African bush experiences. After a very hearty meal the group was taken into the bush. The game drive was a feast for the eyes, bringing the group within short distances of blue wildebeasts, zebras, antelope, rhinos, hippos, elephants, lions and even a rare appearance of a leopard. Phenomenal was one description. (There have been many photo ops and stunning photography but the visual sharing of these moments has to wait until return to the United States because a technical glitch has made sharing them now impossible. Watch for them after Sunday!!)
Dinner was served in the bush and WOCO was able to sing around the campfire after dinner. The experience was moving for all, especially a couple of the waitstaff who showed appreciation for their singing, offering warm thanks.
The group had to turn in early as they will receive a 4:55 AM wake-up call for a morning game drive. They have been told they may be able to add giraffes to the list of animals they have been able to view in their natural environment.
In the words of Kirsten Rieck "This was the best day ever!"