The Africa Journals
Mabula Game Lodge
We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.― Jawaharlal Nehru
Lunch time at Mabula Game Lodge, so we checked into our rooms, surveyed our home for the next four days, and headed for the dining room.
|My room was to the right of the fire extinguisher.|
I was already in love with this place. Comfort without pretense, just my style.
And the buffet meals were an adventure.
|One small part of the buffet.|
|My salad plate. Tomato and cheese, marinated veggies, a small piece of smoked mackerel, Kudu tenderloin, and cole slaw. I had no idea what a "kudu" was.|
So, three new experiences: Kudu, Gnu, and Mackerel. Two out of three ain't bad. In fact, they were pretty good, but I'll never opt for mackerel again. No photo of the ice cream. It was melting quickly.
Well, come along, and I’ll show you around. I will admit, however, that I got lost the first time I tried to find my room. An employee led me back to where I should have gone. So, if something should happen…. Oh, never mind. I know the way now.
|This pool is not for swimming, but ambiance. It's right next to the outdoor cocktail bar.|
|And where do these steps lead?|
Well, here's my first sighting of wild African animals:
These are warthogs on the Mabula grounds. They frequently crawl around on their front knees to graze on the lawn, or eat various fruits and seeds that fall from the trees.
|And the pool for swimming.|
All right, time to meet the others at the entrance for our first safari drive.
|Sam's waiting for our first safari.|
Load up. Let's go!