In a few days canvas will be zipped tight, ignitions shut down and camp fires doused. Guides, staff and pretty much the whole Kicheche family will take several weeks off. Many will be exhausted from a long season.
Taking stock of the past ten months is done within the warm embrace of the tribal bosom but as the batteries recharge and the bellies fill with home cooking, minds will wander to their other home and the faunal mysteries that are enacting in absentia.
A responsible crew of askaris are the camps custodians, the wildlife does not know we are on ‘leave’, they carry on regardless and when the first wake-up call murmurs across a chilled plain, be it in Laikipia, Mara North, Naboisho or Olare, there will be a whole case of treasures waiting to be unlocked.
Thanks you Kicheche heroes, thank you all those who have visited, take a look at these yearbook images … is there really anywhere you’d rather be?