Thursday, August 2, 2012
The place we are staying for the next 12 days is called Kambako.
They have established a hunting camp here that is super impressive. I can't believe how fancy this place is for being in the middle of nowhere. I share a little hut with Tim Herald (host of Magnum). The grass roof fools you because there are nice beds, tiled floors, hot water for showers, walk in closet, etc. There is the main hut with a swimming pool, open bar, computer room, and it even comes with elephants out the back door : )
There's nothing to keep the wildlife out of this place, so there's baboons, elephants, crocodiles, lions, and those are just a few animals I've seen or heard from our place. This is definitely a vacation destination. They have a garden with lots of fresh fruits and vegetables and every meal usually has a choice of 4 different meats. There is an open bar with just about every drink you would want, accept the wine is not so great, and there is only one beer in this country. I just can't believe I'm drinking a cold beer in the middle of the jungle while writing this. This is a way different experience than Papua New Guinea. Although the place is great, we don't get to spend too much time here because we're out stalking animals. I've been working longer hours than when I was a firefigher. Yesterday I would have clocked in about an 18 hour day. Well, check back because he next blog post will be about the lion encounter.