Setting my stuff on the table in the entry area, I walk to the kitchen, look in the pantry, and then open the refrigerator to check for groceries. Just as I suspected, the cupboards are bare, and there ain’t much in the frig. Good thing the guys won’t be here until about noon. When I first made the final decision to start my safari business and began spending a lot of time in the Kenyan “bush”, it took me about three months to get used to not having a 24 hour Wal-Mart down the street for whenever I needed something. Preparing for a hunt, knowing you will be away from everything for one, two, maybe as long as four weeks requires some strategic planning. I’ve learned where some well-placed stores are along the way, and what times they are open. Often times drinkable water and fresh produce are a real issue. Bottled water is popular now in Kenya, but the store owners are real proud of their supply and don’t mind making a nice profit. The Lodge has well water that is safe to drink and even tastes good. We always try to fill some large water containers to carry with us.