After the drama in the Nairobi airport we are thrilled to see Felix, and his truck, waiting for us At Kilimanjaro Airport. He will be our guide, companion, social commentator, translator and all round wonderful human being for the next 10 days. The truck is important because we will live in it 16 hours a day, bouncing over roads that would challenge an Abrams tank. There are 6 seats. A battery powered fridge (stocked with water, juice and beer - GENIUS!!!! says Liz), 3 pop tops for viewing and a suspension system that must be made of titanium. Note – the Toyota Land Cruiser is the standard here – not the Range Rover which Felix regards as a town car
And they don’t call it “Kilimanjaro Airport” for nuthin……Felix announces that the weather is unusually clear and you can’t always see the behemoth that is looming over us. We snap a few not well planned photos….
We have a real guide, in a real safari truck and we really are in Africa!