Nine days to the elections and that’s what everyone’s talking about! Driving on the tarmac through the escarpments, through the Narok county all I see and hear is Campaign cars! And thus my excitement to get on the rough roads! I am off to the Mara with only one thing on my mind- anything but politics please!
“So guys, I need you to listen up carefully. We are about to reach the camp and you need to be a bit careful here. There are buffaloes and hippos that roam this land and you will have to wait to be escorted to the Lounge. There will be men waiting for you when we arrive to do this.”
And Bob’s your Uncle! Welcome to Mara Eden!
Across the bridge over the Talek River, with the cool breeze and the smell of warm buffalo poo- you know you are going to like it here!
‘One does not simply roam in Mara Eden alone’, explains Jay. ‘Blow the whistle in your room and a delighted gentleman will escort you wherever you please to go’
Remember, we are in the Mara!
But of course you already know this. You can’t mistake this place - no sounds of the city at all! Just purely wilderness! Hyenas, Leopards, Hippos, Night Birds and even a Dung beetle shrieking under the dinner table as Squirts tries to catch it!
This is one place Insomnia doesn’t roam, one place you wake up early with a smile on your face eager for the Sunrise (mind you, sunrise is also the best time to be in the bathroom, lovely lighting and temperature!).
Lovely place, Lovely people, Lovely Chow, Lovely scenery!
Many friendly faces we met. Many friendly sightings we saw. Many things we learnt (Thanks for the Hangover remedy Jay!).
Now we drive back to the city, to a different jungle- one with no tranquility. Where one does not have a whistle to call for protection from the beasts that lurk here.
We sit and wait to vote like wilderbeasts waiting to cross the Mara River. And like their fate ours too is unknown.
“It’s a Game.” Says Peter.
Thank you Jay and Munir, Rajiv, Leshon, Peter(only the best guide ever!) and to all the staff at Mara Eden especially Fred and Evans for teaching me how to use the Spear!
Until we meet again.
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