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Hunters and Hunting

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750603.  Sat Oct 09, 2010 3:40 pm Reply with quote

Celebaelin wrote;-
One of the most famous big game hunters, Abdul Hamid Khan, was known as Simba Mbili which means two lions in Swahili, the reason being that he once killed two lions with one bullet at Mtito Ndei. Sounds too good to be true doesn't it?
follow this link

click the red pin titled VITA near TSAVO WEST..
and you will come across some more iinformation on this legendary character `SIMBA MBILI` (Abdul Hamid Khan)
I hope that we get some more info on this legendary figure as I place him in the same league as Col. Patterson te author of The Man-Eaters of Tsavo.

The name "Mvita" means War, and this little orphan is so named because she comes from a place within the Tsavo National Park near the famous Tsavo bridge, which was closely guarded by the British from fortified positions on top of rocky outcrops and hills during the First World War in anticipation of an attack on the bridge by the Germans. Fierce fighting took place in and around parts of Tsavo West National Park during the First World War between the British who were the Colonial Power in Kenya and the Germans, who colonised neighbouring Tanganyika and the famous German General von Lettow Vorbeck gave the British a serious run for their money during this East African Campaign. The Battle of Salaita Hill was a very famous exchange which yielded two Victoria Crosses for the British force, one to a South African Captain who is buried in the War Cemetry at Voi. Today remnants of the British fortified positions can still be seen on the hills surrounding the Tsavo bridge on the main Nairobi - Mombasa road, and the story lives on of a legendary character known as "Simba Mbili" (meaning 'two lions'), an old one eyed Asian Station Master at Mtito Andei who sent the authorities a telegram that read "Two hundred Germans approaching. Please send rifle and 200 bulletts"! Simba Mbili was apparently very confident of his shooting prowess, having once shot two lions with one bullet.

750665.  Sat Oct 09, 2010 9:42 pm Reply with quote

Welcome jinx :-)

751018.  Mon Oct 11, 2010 5:28 am Reply with quote

Hi Jenny,
Thanx for a welcome note,,,Hopefully we will we have more interaction as time goes by.

751019.  Mon Oct 11, 2010 5:33 am Reply with quote

Hi jinx! (he he)


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