We have now lost a day due to delay of Johan and the equipment because of his plane going tech, the gear arrived late last night, so we spent the evening preparing and checking our equipment. Early 5 am start, driving 500 km to start at boarder with Kenya past lake Nutron. Had briefing with contact on the ground who sorted all the permits. He confirmed biggest threat was from armed poachers who will be active along the route as our route is away from the roads and deep in the bush. We are armed with AK47’s just in case!!