We needed to be in Mpulungu tonight, or we might not make the ferry, but we had a lot of k’s to cover so who knows if we’d make it or not. We left at 6:20 a.m. and drove all day long. It was definitely a long day – about twelve hours later it was pouring torrential rain and Jim and I were wrapped up in a blanket drinking Afri-Coco and vodka to try and kill off both time and the cold. We were nearing Mpulungu and you could tell. The terrain as so green and the canopy was getting higher and higher. We were descending from the plateau down to Lake Tanganyika and it was getting warmer.
At half past seven we arrived at our campsite – all of us tired from the day’s transit but happy that we’d made the boat. After dinner we had a smoke Boz had sorted out for us which floored everyone and sent us into a deep sleep to prepare for our two day two night ferry ride up the lake.