Today is a busy day, we are moving from Samburu to the Aberdares. We are all early down for breakfast and bid adieu to ‘Seventy’ (yes, that’s his name!) and Solomon, our waiter, farewell. Seventy is from the Samburu Tribe and has been at the lodge for 13 years - his major focus is keeping the monkeys away from the food and guests! His uniform is Masai looking regalia and his weapon against the mischievous monkeys - a slingshot!
We depart at 7am and leave Samburu and enter Buffalo Springs Reserve - just on the opposite side of the river where we were staying. The scenery and vegetation are markedly different in this side and we were able to see the animals a little better. Included in our sightings were a male & female ostrich which are massive, zebras, impalas and oryx.
Around 10am we leave and make our way to the Trout-Tree Restaurant. Menu of the day - delicious fresh caught trout, and visits from our local colobus monkeys! They are adorable and I love the long flowing white tails.
After our meals and the required visit to the gift shop we head for today’s destination - the Aberdare Country Club. Nearing the club, it is quite obvious it was an English country estate home which has been renamed and made into a beautiful heritage hotel. The grounds are amazing and the animals have the right of way. We saw almost as many varieties of wildlife here on the property as we did this morning!!
Our afternoon is at leisure and at 7pm we rejoin in the sophisticated lounge for a pre dinner drink. Dinner is delicious, although no one is hungry - we are being over fed!!
A wonderful evening full of laughter and conversation and time for bed .