We started off our second day at Thakadu Bush Camp with an introduction from Dr. Thoralf. We learned about the history and environmental characteristics of the area we currently call home. After the lecture, we set out for our first walk through the bush. Led by Thoralf and our experienced guide Darryl, we ventured through the area and learned about wildlife, vegetation, and geologic features. Our walk ended at Thakadu Lodge, The Rampant Aardvark (thakadu means aardwark in Setswana), which features a popular waterhole for the local wildlife. We got our first glimpse of wildebeest, springbok, and warthogs.
After lunch, we got our second lesson in Setswana from Mo. We learned many different types of greetings and useful phrases, such as "ke a leboga" - which means thank you.
Dr. Thoralf leading our bush walk.
Jake experiencing a dung beetle up close.
Walking through the bush.
Jake, Ben, Preston, Olivia, Joyce, and Paige viewing wildebeests at the Thakadu waterhole.
Instructor Mo teaching us Setswana.
Having fun practicing Setswana in small groups.