Christmas had almost arrived and I was booked on a two week holiday with the Adventure Agency of Ramsbury Wiltshire run by Ben and Carol Satterthwaite.I arrived at Nairobi on an Iberian airways flight
via Madrid a little tired.
The next morning I awoke to the sounds of an African morning,we were soon on our way and crossing in to Amboseli Park.Open Savannah with water holes and surrounding Acacia held a vast
number of species.On the water Black Crake competed with Lesser Jacana for lily pad footholds,while
Ben told us to fetch firewood,it was wise to carry the wood at arms length in case of Scorpions,
Ben peeled the spuds,we set out tents up and sprayed them with Mosquito repellant.
It was Christmas eve and after dinner we played charades in to the night and I cosumed most of
my duty free Bacardi. I do remember it rained all night,Lions roared and Hyaenas were nearby,my
rum helped me sleep and provided some Dutch courage as the canvas between man and beast was mighty thin.I awoke to another day in Africa and not 200 yards from the campsite an Elephant was