Sunday, March 3, 2019

Today we started at 6:30 am and headed to the Ann van Dyk Cheetah Center. While we were there, we saw Ambassador Cheetahs race (these cheetahs were raised by humans and could not be released back into the wild), went on an open vehicle safari, and saw multiple other animals like a honey badger, serval, wild dogs, caracals and vultures.

Next, we stopped at the Cradle of Humankind. Here we saw ancient human bones, a museum, a small tunnel boat that showed us what the Earth was like when humans evolved, and a variety of birds. We got to the top of the mound and saw the view. We also had lunch here.

To end our day, we stopped at the Lesedi Cultural Experience. Here we learned about the different villages and tribes: Pedi, Xhosa, Basotho, Zulu, and Ndebele. We got to tour and see what each village looks like. In one, we got the chance to eat a caterpillar! Many of us got to experience a dance with the members of these tribes. After this, we got to eat supper and had ostrich and crocodile meat.

Whitney Davison and Aaron Johnson

Terrific close-up photo of a cheetah at the Van Dyk Cheetah Center

Entrance to the Cradle of Humankind Museum

Group photo at the Lesedi Cultural Village

Our tour guide at the Lesedi Cultural Village 

A wild dog at the Van Dyk Cheetah Center

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