I simply could not believe I was there seeing the magnificent animals.  It was so strange… I was there but at the same time felt I must be watching National Geographic Channel… Surely I wasn’t actually on safari!!  It is something I have wanted to do for decades but never gave it serious thought because, for whatever reason, felt it would never happen.   Thank you to Dan at Trufflepig for suggesting Somalisa… it was my favourite camp.  I suspect my affection for it has a fair bit to do with the fact that it was my first safari camp ever.  And those elephants at the pool!   I never seemed to tire of sitting on the deck watching them.  Much of considering Somalisa as so special also had to do with the staff and guests.  It felt like a group of friends and that was not a feeling we had  at the other camps.

Candace Offutt and Sally Short – Canada