Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Kisangani, the good news and the bad news


There is good news and there is bad news. The good news is that we got to Kisangani okay. We met up with Daniel. He is from Belgium. He is very nice and had people help up in both Kinshasa and Kisangani when we were getting on and off the plane. He had us setup in nice hotel and he is helping us to get to Aketi. We are having a great time in here in Kisangani.

The bad news is that it looks like the only way we are getting to Aketi is by motorcycle. This would be a two day ride and we would have to camp out for one night, and that is if the motorcycles don't break down. Daniel is helping us with getting the bikes, so we might be here for a few days. I am not complaining though. This hotel is great.

Daniel, Laura and I had dinner last night. We talked with him about the chimps, Africa and all the great things he has done in his life. He has a lot more life than his age. We ate, drank and talked all evening.

Today we took a look at the road that is being built to the future site of the sanctuary. We had a chance to see the building of the road and the forest in Kisangani. The forests of Kisangani are so beautiful. They are pretty much untouched. The forests are tropical, exotic and breathtaking. It's a memory that will cherish for the rest of my life.

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