“Well put, have a seat Chuck, and let’s chill for a few until Makali comes down. We’ve got a big day ahead.”
We actually sat quiet for what seemed like 30 minutes. In reality it was only about 15. I think I might have even dosed for a few. Makali startled me when he entered the room with his cheerful “Jambo”.
Breakfast was simple – coffee, juice, and croissants. Miles and I both took showers, so we could at least start the hunt clean and respectable. We loaded the two vehicles with gear, clothing, and chow. I said good-bye to my balcony and we started down the road away from my Lodge, and straight into the jaws of danger. (Not literally, I hope.) Makali is riding with me. Miles is driving his truck and will pick up Benga later in the morning. As our two car caravan passes my waterhole, we see the herd of cape buffalo watching us from the tree line. It pleases me that they have found my ranch. I wonder if they realize that they are safe here. I can’t help but smile.