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A ROMP THROUGH
Tired of mortgage and car payments, thirty-something Andrew and Gwynn, and their Siamese cat Woodie, did the proverbial vanishing act. They ended up on a desert island in one of the most idyllic spots on earth: the Okavango Delta in Botswana, southern Africa.
Woefully inexperienced, these two hapless escapees took control of a luxury lodge, where the rich and pampered went to spot game while sipping G&Ts.
Trouble soon followed.
Amongst others, their guests included a famous Hollywood director, a group of French aristocrats, a Mafia lawyer, and a world-class cricketer. Their stays were punctuated by visits from bad-tempered elephants, malicious baboons, and a plastic-junkie hyena.
Based on a true story, names have been changed to protect Andrew and Gwynn (and Woodie) from inevitable lawsuits.
THE AFRICAN WILDS...
TORN TROUSERS BOOK TRAILER
RETURNING TO TAU (DELTA) CAMP
It is a place of such singular beauty, even the lilies dress for dinner.
THREE THINGS I
The smell of wild sage, meeting people from all around the world, and elephants in my backyard.
TORN TROUSERS: CHAPTER ONE
1992 delta backyard
1992 resident fish eagle
Let's take a stroll through Tau Camp
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THE EPIC STORY OF BABY HUEY, THE ROGUE ELEPHANT, AND TWO GIRLS LOST IN THE AFRICAN BUSH
"The other thing we had to deal with was guilt. When we sat down and realized what we'd done... We'd just sent two girls off into the wilds of the African bush. Neither had enough bush experience to handle that kind of abandonment. It was a stupid decision and we felt terrible"
"We went to see if we could hitchhike down to Third Bridge but there were no empty vehicles. No space for two really stupid girls.
But we would take care of ourselves, we said. We've got a tent, a sleeping bag, and a pair of knickers each. We'll be fine. When we went to pitch our tent, surprise, surprise, there were no tent poles.
There was no way you'd camp under the stars in Suvuti at the best of times. With Baby Huey's rotting, bloody carcass out there, we'd be eaten by lions in a heartbeat."
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