Friday, August 3, 2018

Gabon

Just reached Gabon, through a connection in Paris.  All told, 25 hours of travel.  But our record is 43 hours once coming back from India, and 42 hours returning from South Africa - visiting 7 airports in 5 countries:  Cape Town, S.A. to Johannesburg,  S.A. to an unscheduled stop in Entebbe, Uganda to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to Frankfurt, Germany to Washington D.C. and back to Chicago.  You do feel like staying put for a while after a marathon like that!

It's Saturday night here in Libreville, the capital of Gabon.  Tomorrow we'll shoot in the city market before catching a flight to Port Gentil and then will drive well into the rain forest, where we will be on safari for the next 6 days.  We will report in as much as possible, leading up to our (hopefully) climactic encounter with a group of Western Lowland Gorillas.  Stay tuned!