We had one of our better camping experiences last weekend. It was a school event, camping inside an upcountry school grounds - fully catered, a fun crowd of fellow campers with similar aged kids, hot showers, flushing loos, great views.
All I had to pack was an in-car lunch and sundowners (crisps, beers, nuts) to reward ourselves once the tent was up. Okay, it certainly wasn't the greatest nights sleep - at one point, when temperatures dropped, I was convinced I had developed arthritis all over - but we were home by lunchtime on Sunday and there was time for a recovery snooze. If only camping were always that straight forward, then it might not be another 5 years until the next time I dust down our tent again!
Read more about how the Africa expat stereotype copes with camping by clicking here: (wine is definitely a must).. ;)