Blog - 29/07/18 by Sophie Gale
An early start at 6am had mixed reactions but by the time our bellies were full from a yummy breakfast, we were all excited about starting our day. We drove for 3 hours to get to the rhino sanctuary and all got a very good experience of the African massage (pot holes) and we were all very exited to see many baboons sitting in the road. When we arrived at the sanctuary we were all very surprised by a large obstruction, a mother rhino and its calf which was a very rare experience as there is only 20 rhinos in a sanctuary 80km big. We were then lucky enough whilst on foot to see a group of 5 more rhinos drinking at a watering hole. This was a phenomenal experience as these rhinos are the only rhinos left in Uganda. Our guide was very informative and they set up the sanctuary with a rhino from the USA and one from Kenya so they called the baby Obama and built up the sanctuary from there. Each rhino has its own guard so they are very used to humans being around but a rhino did come our way to pee as they apparently don't like to go to the toilet around their family, so we had to hide behind a bush. We then watched attentively until they walked away to get rest in the shade. Then we got back on the bus for the last 4 hours of our road trip to get to a very very very nice hotel with WARM SHOWERS and even a BATH!!! After eating a literal feast we then sat at the table, unable to move, and did our last review. We looked at our highlights, what we have achieved and how we think we are going to act when we get back home.
As this is the last update of our journey we would like to take this opportunity to thank our teachers who have given up their summer holidays to take us on this life changing adventure and of course our wonderful inspire leaders (The lovely Barney and the lovely Heather) who have kept us alive and sane, and taught us some of the most valuable life lessons. We will also now not be able to see a Barney bear cake or warthog, pig or hippo, without thinking of them.
We are excited to come home and family and friends though!
Our flight should land at 07.20 to Gatwick North Terminal. The flight number is EK11. All being good, we should arrive at PGS for 10.45am. Please use the flight number to check whether the flight will arrive on time. To confirm, Sophie Hamer will be collected from the airport and all other pupils will see you back at school.
SEE YOU SOOOOOON!!! xxxxxxxx