Earlier this year I celebrated a milestone birthday. I felt like keeping it really low key but since it was an important day I also wanted to do something worth remembering. So I packed my bags with two of my closest friends and we drove down to Chaminuka Lodge for the weekend.
I would definitely recommend Chaminuka. It's not too far from the city (about 30km) but it's also far enough to feel like you're getting a break away from it all. The food is lovely, the activities are fun and the staff is helpful and friendly. So here's a basic run through of my birthday weekend there.
Anyone who knows me knows that though I can hardly swim, I absolutely love the water. So when we found out that one of the activities available was a boat drive across one of the lakes at Chaminuka, I jumped at the chance. The boat was really more like a canoe and pretty scary but we had our life jackets on and were assured that there were no crocodiles in the lake so we enjoyed the experience.
Walking on the wild side
I love wildlife. It feels like experiencing a completely different world where the only rule is to survive. Chaminuka has a surprising variety of animals and my only regret was that I only had my phone camera with me on this trip and couldn't capture everything.
The highlight of my trip was that I went horse riding for the first time. Horses can be intimidating and have a mind of their own but we had great trainers and the entire experience was amazing. I definitely want to do it again.
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