‘Virgin on the ridiculous’

Rains have leavened (the season has not started till I have employed that word) the parched plains.

‘Thou shall not trespass’

Close season - a stoic skeleton team of askaris patrols Mara Camp with diligence and propriety, unaware of their new tawny lodgers.

‘Valley Rhapsody’

This week our favourite is Leanne Cockayne. She had had her night disturbed as some local lions (Tikki’s daughters) had brought down a zebra close to the Valley Camp massage and aromatherapy chalet.

‘And the winner is…’

This time of year is the season for gushing insincerity, contentious and lizard-like lobbying and many crocodile tears.

‘A Place in Heaven’

From last week: "I wept at the airstrip before flying out, I didn't want to leave" ... aah.... a Kicheche remainer. *

Sweet Spot.

Spotters, meet Murray, no stranger to this mercurial mail-out and indeed one of Bush Camp’s favourite sons. Murray has been a regular for many years but this January has outdone himself, with a whole pick and mix of cats with their candy-faced cubs.

Royally good game drives.

The Kicheche inbox is filled with many sorts of pictorial correspondence, some of it precious, much of it delightful yet whimsical flotsam