Africa 2016 – In Transit

April 21

Uneventful flight from Heathrow. Sleeper seats provided a good 6 hours of sleep helped by some champagne.

Three hour layover in Skukuza before taking a small plane to Skykuza Airodrome which is a single strip of tarmac with an open air terminal and a novel baggage claim.

Arrived at Kirkmans to a beautiful room and are waiting to go out on our first game drive after tea.

April 20

Arrived safely in London Heathrow. Both slept 5 hours which on a 7 hour flight is great. It’s just before noon here and our flight leaves at 7pm so the whirlwind sightseeing trip we planned is shelved.

The lounge here is spacious and has a spa and showers within it; both nice adds for a 35 hour trip.

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April 19

Realized after our flight arrival was delayed to headwinds that we wouldn’t have any productive time to tour London on our layover. So we will take advantage of the BA Lounge and spa in Heathrow during our 8 hour layover.

Meanwhile the lounge in Dulles is quite good with sit down dinner seatings and hot and cold running free beverages.

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We made friends with Habib from Afghanistan. He left in 1979 and I was nearby in Karachi in 1980. Great conversations about handmade bokhara rugs I brought back! Always meet interesting people when traveling!

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