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Re: Kenya Safari TR
« Reply #15 on: July 20, 2015, 03:06:20 PM »
Because this was part of our trip that is being reported if you don't find it relevant then don't read it.
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Re: Kenya Safari TR
« Reply #16 on: July 20, 2015, 03:08:16 PM »

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Re: Kenya Safari TR
« Reply #17 on: July 20, 2015, 03:16:53 PM »
Don't wait for the perfect moment; take the moment and make it perfect.

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Re: Kenya Safari TR
« Reply #18 on: July 20, 2015, 09:44:09 PM »
Part 2

We were up at 8:00am on Thursday to meet our driver, Nick, with whom we will spend the next day with.  After retrieving our precious freezer bag from the hotel staff which were kind enough to store it for us, we loaded up and headed to Lake Nakuru National Park. The drive takes about four hours traversing through many small towns. There is great elevation and the occasional nice view.

We stopped along the highway to check out a small shop selling its wares. There was a school, I would presume on a trip, with its students looking at us as though we were from an entirely different planet. We assured them we were human and their bewildered faces adjusted.

On a side note, our guide expressed to us that people are scared to visit Africa because of Ebola, not being aware that the Ebola breakout was closer to London than it was to Kenya.


Our vehicle


View from the car


It’s sad; lots of the city looks like this


School children and shop


We regrettably had to turn down his corn

We checked in to Sarova Lion Hill Lodge and were greeted with a cold eucalyptus scented towels and fresh mango juice. It was here that we discovered that the hospitality in Kenya is incredible.
We were given a brief tour of the camp grounds and headed off for our afternoon game drive!


Our cozy cabin


From the outside


The grounds are very nice and tranquil


Bountiful occupied birds’ nests


As soon as we began the drive, a monkey came inside through the top of the roof and stole a bad of goodies. Realizing it contained nothing of interest, it dropped it on the road and took off running. What a great way to start, I thought!
I took a bunch of zebra pictures unaware that they are as common as cows in the Midwest.


Zebra, of course


There are usually more flamingo, they say


I don’t know what this is


Nor what this is


Ah, yes, a rhino






We were lucky enough to catch a glimpse of this guy

When we returned to camp and denied dinner, the chef requested to speak with us. He said he was expecting us and made a kosher dinner. We politely declined and attempted to explain that we keep “real kosher” and that what he made unfortunately didn’t fall into that category.
He begged with us just to see what it was he made for us.
Incredibly, he procured a brand new cutting board and knife! He also had a closed bottle of olive oil and plastic-ware.
He went on to say that he had a whole fish and potatoes double wrapped in the oven. We were shocked. We passed on the fish and opted for a salad instead.


Got to work right away


Dining area


Chef Nicholas


Turndown service

Tomorrow is our flight out to Masai Mara.

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Re: Kenya Safari TR
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Re: Kenya Safari TR
« Reply #20 on: July 20, 2015, 10:11:34 PM »
Looks amazing.
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Re: Kenya Safari TR
« Reply #21 on: July 20, 2015, 10:18:53 PM »
Awesome! Can't wait for the rest.

Masai Mara is number one on my bucket list ;D.
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Re: Kenya Safari TR
« Reply #22 on: July 20, 2015, 10:25:24 PM »
Nice great job. Sounds awesome
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Re: Kenya Safari TR
« Reply #23 on: July 20, 2015, 10:32:26 PM »

Tomorrow is our flight out to Masai Mara.

Wow, so this is a live TR?

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Re: Kenya Safari TR
« Reply #24 on: July 20, 2015, 10:47:25 PM »
Wow, so this is a live TR?
It isn't. It recently concluded. Just my peculiar writing style.

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Re: Kenya Safari TR
« Reply #25 on: July 20, 2015, 11:18:49 PM »
Cool!! Keep it coming

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Re: Kenya Safari TR
« Reply #26 on: July 21, 2015, 12:05:19 AM »
Pretty high on my bucket list as well. Youre surviving on fruits & veggies basically?

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Re: Kenya Safari TR
« Reply #27 on: July 21, 2015, 12:15:22 AM »
Mods can move this elsewhere if this is not an appropriate spot, but I thought it was relevant:

I just recently finished watching David Attenborough's Africa. Highly recommend it. All I can say is that Africa (the continent) is pretty amazing, and the series captures some truly stunning wildlife.

Here's the intro/trailer:


This guy has the first 3 episodes uploaded to youtube, shouldn't be too hard to find the rest online.

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Re: Kenya Safari TR
« Reply #28 on: July 21, 2015, 03:03:15 AM »
Great stuff-keep it comin!! (the chef in the photo only looks mildly insulted ;D)

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Re: Kenya Safari TR
« Reply #29 on: July 21, 2015, 11:01:36 AM »
Great stuff-keep it comin!! (the chef in the photo only looks mildly insulted ;D)

Lol :) OP this TR is great so far.