Hunting Tanzania... Kilombero Kronicles 1; Anticipation
The countdown continues, but the anticipation grows and the excitement of it heightens... the hunting season in Tanzania is just a couple of weeks away! The staff have been assigned to their duties, camp preparation is underway, equipment is being fully serviced, negotiations are underway with a grader operator to clear the airstrip next to camp, the boys from the village are hand-clearing the main hunting paths/tracks through the hunting concessions and the trackers are surveying the concessions for up-to-date information on water holes, game concentrations and movement through the Kilombero Valley! It is frustrating not being in the field with everyone and working alongside the hustle, bustle and buzz of OPEN SEASON!
My father is right in his wisdom - "it is dirty work, but someones got to do it" - so here i am in the office, taking care of the administration and management side of things - but not for long :) In a few days, I will be free to return to the Valley of Kings! To walk amongst wild lions and buffalo herds. To serve mans most basic instinct - HUNTING and protect his most treasured inheritance - NATURE. The Kilombero Valley is calling and the call of the wild is irresistible - it is a call never to be ignored and a duty never to be abandoned. For a hunter, it is the essence of LIFE - being part of that equation of nature and at the mercy of something greater and the only PERFECTION there is! The long wait is almost over... I am ready for it!