OFF TO SAMORA MACHEL’S Mozambique
It was always going to be an interesting relocation, shifting 4 big dogs from Kampala, Uganda to Maputo, Mozambique, the home of the revered and intrepid revolutionary, militiary commander and politician, Samora Machel! I have always wanted to visit Maputo and see all these hallmarks and monuments of the great Pan Africanist but Ozzy, Zig, Maps and Rambo ( Sylvester Stallone !!!) got there before me!!
First hiccup were the small Embraer aircraft that were available from Entebbe International Airport to Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Airport….this meant all 4 dogs could not fit on one aircraft….so we airlifted the first 2 dogs on one aircraft and put the other two on the second aeroplane!! Both arrived well in Nairobi….
Second hiccup……as we were preparing to load all 4 on the connecting flight at Jomo Kenyatta (we had been told this was a big one and all would go), the airline staff tell us the flight is fully booked with no space… We had booked 2 weeks in advance!!! Next flight was in 2 days! Good thing is i always have an agent stationed at each airport each time i have live animal shipments going through! So Nairobi is no exception and actually for Nairobi i always have a vet on standby to make sure my dogs are okay…..All this came in handy,.. With their timely input, everything went well and the 4 furry or hairy travellers are in Maputo having a blast…..