Category Archives: Africa

What sparked my interest in the wild camel

My admiration for and interest in the camel started when I first used them for transport south of Lake Chad on the Nigerian/Cameroon border. Unlike African porters, who had head-carried my kit from one place to another, my camels didn’t complain about the distance or their pay. They didn’t get roaring drunk on pay days, seduce the chief’s daughter or need their feet dusting every day with DDT to prevent jiggers from laying eggs under their toe-nails. read more »