Sunday we had a free day before time to head to the airport. The majority of us went to a lion park in Johannesburg to do a “Cheetah Walk.” We were able to meet a cheetah and take pictures with her, which was such a neat experience! This particular cheetah was in the Castrol Motor Oil ads…pretty cool! After the cheetah walk we went to “Cub World” to play with baby lion cubs and had the opportunity to feed giraffe as well. Once we left the lion park we headed back to the hotel to check out and grab lunch before heading to the airport.
Our flight to London was at 10:00 pm, and we landed at 8:15 am London time. We had a short layover and our flight back to RDU left at 11:00 am London time, and arrived at Raleigh-Durham at 2:40 pm. Both plane rides together totaled about 20 hours. We were all ready to be on the ground after such long flights!
We all had an amazing experience, and this GIE was one to remember. We made new friends and learned so much that will be beneficial as we grow older (and wiser!) and move into the business world. I think I speak for all of us when I say that South Africa will always be a special place to us and will forever remain in our hearts.