February 7, 2012
Craig John called on the sat phone to report that the team is having a great time on their safari. Today they saw five leopards and a rhino in the Serengeti, which is quite unusual. The team has also been enjoying our luxury safari camp “in the bush”. This morning Craig said he had a hyena outside his tent! Among the evening toasts made by the team has been for Craig’s 20th successful Kilimanjaro climb (out of 20 attempts). Way to go Craig! I remember the Craig’s very first Kili trip, as my assistant guide, many moons ago. Since then, Craig has been to the top of Africa in a variety of months, with many people, in many different weather conditions. He will be the first to tell you that every trip is different, and Kilimanjaro always seems to deliver some sort of surprise along the way. Tomorrow the team is off to Ngorongoro Crater via Olduvai Gorge, for their final day/night on safari, before heading back to civilization.