‘Spot’ is frequently a shameless and seductive conceit, specifically designed to disrupt its reader’s week. Today it isn’t. This week we lost one of our favourite daughters so I will leave it to Sandy’s husband:
‘Words fail me right now trying to explain just how much Sandy loved your camps. Whenever we were planning our itinerary the first thing on her list was “Kicheche”, then the rest of the trip was planned around your camps. No matter what part of Africa we saw, and she loved it all, she couldn’t wait to get a warm hug from Andy and Sonja or a bounding four legged greeting from “Bing” at Bush Camp. Your wonderful guides brought her so close to the animals she loved and because of them she saw so much. As I said to Emma and Darren, she loved James so much – his warm smile in the morning and his laugh made every early day special – she had the greatest joy this year when we took school supplies to the school that James’s wife teaches at; typically as soon as we got home she started collecting more supplies for our return trip.
For Sandy “Kicheche” meant “home” and that’s exactly how your staff made her feel. I made her a promise that I would always return every year to visit Emma, Darren and James and as we were leaving this year Sandy promised Sonja that we would be back – a promise I will keep.
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