Ms Ray, who drove the hire van with the crates containing the bustard chicks, said: ‘We are all over the moon.’
Today Mr Hussey said everyone at the hotel was hopeful of seeing the bustard returned as the centrepiece of the garden.
The savanna landscape supports a small antelope species called Grimm's duiker, side striped jackals, and rare birds including Denham's bustard .
Foxes are one of the bustard 's main enemies and experts are experimenting with ways of keeping the chicks away, including squirting them with water pistols if they get too close to their predators.
Wildlife was plentiful, especially bustard which soared vertically into the air when disturbed, flying noisily in a wide circle until we were past.
Apart from the globally-extinct great auk, the bustard is the only bird known to have bred in Britain that hasn't done so in recent times.
The are also important breeding colonies of birds in this area including the blue swallow, Denham's bustard , Njombe cisticola and Kipengere seedeater.
Despite these trapping efforts, more than half the bustards released were quickly killed by predators - three-quarters of these by red foxes.
And in Austria there is a well-funded project to try to prevent one of the world's most spectacular birds, the great bustard , from dying out.
The male bustards , which already weigh more than 5kg, were flying into the net roof with such force that it acted like a trampoline and threw them back to the ground.