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Jul 30, 2010 - Hells Gate

This morning we visited the KCC project, KCC is a slum in Naivasha and through the work of volunteers several classrooms have been built for these kids to have a chance to have an education. Spent some time playing with the kids and got a tour of the slum. Sadly didn't put any suncream on and got ridiculously burnt, typical me! Went to Hells Gate National Park. Here we saw more giraffes, zebra and my favourite, pumba! Went gorge walking/hiking there too, was quite challenging at times but a lot of fun. Managed to climb a 20ft or so wall...

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Oct 4, 2006 - Another Learning Experience (Gil Gil Town)

LANGA LANGA PRIMARY SCHOOL As part of our trek and Dragoman's community awareness practises we stopped at the Linga Linga Primary School to visit the children and get our hands dirty by helping out around the school for the afternoon. While some overlanders painted a few of the classrooms with worn paint brushes and watered down white paint that had the consistency of skim milk, Neeta went from classroom to classroom to talk with the kids and I shoveled rocks in the courtyard. Myself and two other overlanders would shovel large rocks, that...

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Oct 3, 2006 - Lake navasha and born free

Hi so sorry not writen for seriously long time but have not had a chance so lots for stories to catch up on. After niarobi we drove to lake navasha which is a stunning lake surrounded by extinct volcanoes it is where joy adamson had her home and brought up elsa the lion ie born free. we stayed in a campsite on the shores of the lake which was famed for a woman who was on one of the dragoman trips had been innocently lying in her tent and a hippo fell over her tent peg and squished her luckily she was okay just very bruised just shows in...

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Sus' BIG TRIP

Sep 1, 2006 - Lake Navaisha

6am breakfast, 7am departure so 5:30am alarm to get tent down and luggage stowed. Today we drove to a campsite by Lake Navaisha, there was an option to do a crater walk but some of us were just so glad of some downtime at the campsite so we just stayed behind, washed out some clothes, and reorganized our packs and relaxed in the sun.

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My World Odyssey

Aug 28, 2006 - We are trucking

Up at about 8am. These early mornings are killing me. Packed my bags and met our Overland Crew (who consist of Debs & Thimeo). They are not actually employed by Overland but run their own company sub contracting their services to the overland companies. Both seem pretty cool. Thimeo drives and maintains the truck and Debs looks after us. We had our pre-departure meeting (insert humor) at 10am and were taken through the rules (i.e kitchen rotor, cleaning (loving it already), security around the truck and just general advice). They both seem...

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On another jaunt...

Dec 14, 2005 - Lake Naivasha

Weather: clear, with warm days; cool nights Landscape: the Rift Valley One ride in a Kenyan matatu (minivan bus) is enough to remind me why I did this trip by overland truck. I have a few days spare at the end of the trip for relaxing and generally recovering. I had planned to go into Uganda and could have done the trip by minibuses, but it's a long way to be that uncomfortable. There's not much to keep you in Nairobi, especially since the only sight listed in Lonely Planet has closed down, so I scan the guide book for options nearby and...

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Jul 1, 2005 - Kenya

At Lake Naivasha we went for a walk through the local national park. Came across our first zebra and masai giraffe and saw a snake skin that had been shed - it was huge! About 6 ft long. Also saw impala. Made our way to Green Crater Lake where the pink flamingos congregated and then back to camp for a huge lunch. Next there was a long drive to Nakura - this is where we purchased Geoffrey (the giraffe) as our trip mascot - unfortunately, he's not that photogenic. We made our way to Kimuru Camp at Kembu Farm and arrived very late to wet,...

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May 4, 2005 - Kenya - Aberdares NP

The same driver Evans picked us up at the start of our next trip & took us on the 2hr transfer to the Aberdare's Country Club. This was the start of our 4day / 3 night trip covering the Aberdare's NP, Lake Nakuru NP, Lake Baringo & Lake Bagoria. The country club was extremely nice, we lounged by the pool, had a large buffet lunch before being transferred to the Ark by minibus early in the afternoon. The Ark is a similar experience to the Treetops (in the same park) but this one is more recent & has been built in the shape of Noah's Ark! Our...

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Apr 7, 2005 - Lake Victoria - Lake Naivasha, Kenya

Today, we had our longest day on the road in the entire trip --13hrs. We packed a lunch this morning so that we wouldn't have to stop. It was crazy long. We crossed the border into Kenya by 8am. To pass the time, we played a quiz game. It was the Smurfettes vs. the people at the back of the truck. The last stretch of road going into Lake Naivasha was insane. It was Africa's bumpy roads at its worst!!! These were not potholes, they were craters. Everyone was in a hurry of course, and the side of the roads dropped off into oblivion. At one...

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