The less of a highlight was the flat tire...after a few hours of driving, our back wheel said ”flapflapflap” and was completely empty. We were stranded in the middle of the park and weren't quite sure what to do: we had a spare and the necessary tools to change it but we were not allowed to leave the vehicle :D The park is full of dangerous animals and getting out of the car without permission was punishable by a hefty fine. So we called the park entrance and they promised to send rangers to help us out. But before the rangers made it, a nice handsome South African man stopped by. He introduced himself as a official guide and offered to help. Changing the wheel when you know there can be lions anywhere close by can be nerve-wrecking. It's even worse when it happens in the dark, but more about that later ;) Luckily the wheel was quickly changed as we kept watch for the lions. But we did face a dilemma: should we still drive around (without a spare wheel) or give up for that day and try to fix the tire somewhere? After lunch we took the risk and did continue for a while until it was time to call it a day.
|Gerald's Gift Guesthouse|
|It didn't mind us at all|
|Broken tires and lions roaring in the night!|