Optimism is a valuable but rarified commodity right now for just about everyone, but particularly those in tourism. Everytime a mountain is summited a higher one emerges. Kichechians still arrive in trickles not torrents, but trickles all the same. There are still huge difficulties but they realise how much their safari matters to everyone.It is appreciated. Massively. It is frankly overwhelming. Community-based tourism is here to stay. As is Kicheche.
Sadly some people desperate to travel cannot, a combination of Orwellian decrees and policies based on neither science, maths or geography shattering their dreams. If the hopelessly out of touch Grant Shapps is the Nurse Ratched of travel; James, Patrick, Nelson, Benja et al are the McMurphy’s… the magical mavericks still providing sorcery in these lean times. Perhaps the devil incarnate Warden Norton might be a better description for a minister intent on destroying millions of livelihoods. His redemption will come, in time.
What will we do here at Kicheche? What we have always done …. with a big nod to Darabont’s G.O.A.T. and slightly mashing Red’s immortal words: ‘Get busy living, get busy trying’ …. with your help, of course.