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Jan 24, 2020 - Fri Jan 24, 2020 The Ark to Aberdare Country Club

Up early for our departure back to the Country Club - would have loved to stay longer. The bus took the short, less potholed route (thankfully) which was less than an hour. Back at the Country Club we put our things away and came back down to the lobby for the Coffee Tour. Nine of us clambered into the jeeps and drove a short distance to the Dedan Kimathi University of Technology. They have 5000 students that study primarily engineering and agriculture technology, and for the extremely intelligent students there is a group working on robots...

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Jan 23, 2020 - Thur Jan 23, 2020 Aberdare Country Club to The Ark

Good morning Africa 𯇰𯇪! Today we are taking an exciting mountain drive in the Aberdare National Park to a remote viewing lodge, The Ark. It is affiliated with the Aberdare Country Club, although it existed first and is truly magnificent! The Drive takes approximately an hour, however John would like to show us Chania Falls & Karuru Falls so our journey is much longer! Our first stop is a view of Treetops, the famous lodge where Princess Elizabeth’s and Prince Philip stayed in 1952. The king passed away while they were there and they had...

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Jan 22, 2020 - Wed Jan 22, 2020 Aberdare Country Club & Solio Ranch

Well today started as usual, however ended in excitement! In the early morning we went to Solio Ranch, recognized as one of the most successful private rhino breeding reserves in Kenya. We encountered the white Rhino (initially called ‘wide’ mouthed, however the British heard white, hence the name today), black Rhino, zebras, wart hogs, and a golden jackal or two. Lumbering along the rough pathway someone spotted a male lion - wow, the excitement. Our first cat in plain view! After many, many photos we moved along and then STOP 𯛑, here is...

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Jun 18, 2017 - Happy Fathers Day

On Sunday we’d be driving out of Samburu National Park and making a 100 km drive to our next destination, Aberdare National Park. With a planned early departure, we were again up at 5:00 (thankfully the hot water problem was behind us and Jill was a happy camper), I overate at a big buffet breakfast (while staff with slingshots kept the monkeys from enjoying the buffet as well), and we were loaded up and rolling by 7:30AM. Though we were going a bit faster than usual, we were still experiencing a 2-hour game drive as we made our way out of...

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Feb 26, 2007 - Makina Video!

Below is a quick little video that we put together that shows some of the sights and sounds of our first day in Makina. We hope to have other videos up as soon as we can produce them! Stay tuned!!

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