It has been said that a safari camp without tradition is like a night without the stars, and the day without the sun, neither can go without the other, much like a season without the Swedes. And so the tradition that was started three years ago must go on.
Every tradition has a script, a setting, story line, and characters, in order to carry any meaning for future generations. Fittingly the Party Safari covers all these basis and then some.
The characters are bold, interesting and extremely daring. The leaders of the pack are none other than our good friends, Bertil Friman, and Professional Hunter, Carl van Zyl. Then you have your seasoned regulars in the form of Benny Fredricksson and Thomas Nyden, guided by the daring Juan MacDonald. You’ll also find those characters about to break through the ranks into the regulars and for that they’d require a seasoned guide, hence the match up of Bjorn Hagman with Professional Hunter, Greg Hayes. Then like most traditions you need new comers or fondly known as green horns to keep the tradition going, for that we had PH, Rusty Coetzer, guide our head green horn, Martin Osthulm. The final character basis were covered by the green horns, Uno Kristiansson and Ingelile, who weren’t quite sure if they were going to join in the tradition of hunting or merely run with the party, the unknown – never a bad thing for a good plot!
The setting at John X Safaris coastal and northern areas was splendid and the story line superb. All that was required was a good script, and for that we had eight days to live out the creation.
Day one started out with a bang! Guns were checked, zeroed and rechecked – the hunt was on.
And the boys who’ll make you laugh until the sun comes up!
Until next year boys – Keep up the fun and may the tradition continue for many years to come…….
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