Jonty's Jungle Camp
Trip Start Feb 02, 2008
28Trip End Jul 07, 2008
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Hope everyone is well. Well, we need to tell you about our stay in Jonty's Jungle Camp! Before we started our travels Andy emailed me with the website and we had always said that it was something we wanted to do. Funnily enough, the bar that the trip went from was a bar that we had been drinking in so we booked up!
When we met Jonty it was a really satisfying feeling, all the planning had finally paid off and we were on our way to a remote island to stay in his jungle camp!! He and Jan (his business partner) picked us up in their little green long boat and it was a 1 hour 30 minute journey to the island of Koh Ta Kiev.
We passed a few little islands on the way which was great and then our little bay came into view.
The toilet and shower rooms were little wooden huts (a spiders haven!) The shower consisted of a big bucket of water and a ladle that you used to throw the water over yourself!
We spent the afternoon enjoying the fact that we were the only ones on this lovely long beach, collected some shells and had dip in the sea (it was like getting into a warm bath!)
They were great, proper army style that you can zip yourself in - not even ants could get into these buggers!! They were really comfy and warm too, it was an experience not forgotten listening to the sounds of the jungle whilst the waves were hitting the beach.
We were giggling away to ourselves for ages and then eventually got some sleep.
I'm so glad he did though as it was amazing, we saw loads of fish - all different shapes and colours, lots of purple and yellow coral and even a squid!! We looked like shrivelled up prunes when we got out but it was a perfect start to the leap year day!
There was a lad there that was more afraid of spiders than me which made me feel much better! I dont think I put my feet on the ground all night - just had a really horrible feeling that something would run over them!! As I came back from the toilet there was the biggest spider I had ever seen on one of the posts.
Lots of love,
Team Survival xxx
Where I stayed
Hammocks - Room 3