The last full day on the Expedition and there is a lot to do. After a quick coffee is time to tech check the vehicle and equipment along with doing all the audio and video checks and then to find the characters. Yesterday, David found that there was a new hyena cub at the North Clan den. The viewers loved it and the Expedition team, therefore, decided to return there today. Isaac wants to try and get another crossing filmed before the end of this Expedition and so heads down the river.
This morning the breakfast is going to be slightly later as the WildEarth Expedition chef will be serving a full Kenyan brunch which is not to be missed. In the meantime, everyone heads over to the final control to choose shots and highlights from the five days for the official Expedition video which all Expeditioneers will receive once they are home. A perfect memory of a perfect trip.
After brunch, David takes those who have the energy for a walk to the airstrip to look at the smaller things. It’s a safe place to walk and it offers a chance to learn about tracks, flowers, trees and insects.
Then, it’s time once more to prepare for the afternoon show. One of the vehicles had a flat tyre from this morning’s show which had to be changed. It’s fully operational again and ready for everyone to jump on board and head out to see what the Triangle has in store.
The wildebeest cover the plains and the “gnu gnu” noise is deafening. On the outskirts of the herd, the North Clan can be seen chasing an old wildebeest up and down, trying to tire it out. A herd of elephants amble across the savannah on the horizon and a small pride of lion laze under an umbrella thorn tree. This is a classic African scene, it’s like something out of the Lion King.
The final supper is served in the boma and then time to sit by the fire. A final chance to talk about the memories with friends that you have made forever.