After all the fun of hunting, I was glad to get back to the city, most especially to reacquaint myself with bathing out of a bucket and indoor plumbing!
That night I was surprised to receive a call from Chris letting me know that due to bad weather in Atlanta they had missed their connecting South African Airways flight and were delayed. This meant that they wouldn’t be arriving as expected on Monday night and I would have to push back our hotel reservations. In addition, all of our appointments for Tuesday morning would have to be rescheduled.
From the conversation it sounded like the storm in Atlanta, which delayed their arrival there by several hours, had inconvenienced numerous travellers and as such finding a spot on a trans-atlantic Atlanta to Johannesburg flight even for the following day would prove difficult. Hoping that they’d be able to make it into Lusaka by Tuesday night, I ended the call and set about notifying everybody of the delay.
At this point though, a day behind schedule didn’t seem enough to ruffle any feathers.