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Feb 6, 2012 - Naro Moru

Nairobi north to Naro Moru Thursday 2nd February – Nairobi to Lake Naivasha We were up early today to set off on the next leg of our journey. We met up with our next group and set off at 8am from the hotel. Gino and Nat are the drivers and there is also Natalie, Wrensch, Mark and Omitade. Emily will be joining us once we get to Mt Kenya about 5 days out. We threaded our way through the Nairobi traffic and soon left the city. We reached our first stop at 8,000feet above sea level at a lookout with the whole panorama of the Rift Valley spread...

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Nov 7, 2007 - Samburu onwards

Tents and bags were packed up so we could be on our way by 7:30 or so. Isaac, our cook, provided a wonderful breakfast. Actually this is the best Al and I have eaten on this trip. This morning on the way out of Samburu we did not spot much wildlife at all. We only saw the biggest wart hogs yet and the usual dik-diks, giraffes, gazelles, and an oryx which is just a bigger version of a gazelle with long straight horns and beautiful dark markings on it's face. The lilac breasted roller bird was something we had not seen before as well. Once we...

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Feb 21, 2007 - KENYA: Sweetwaters Game Reserve

Warning, this entry has lots of photos (but only a fraction of those that we took). We couldn't choose our favourite animal shots, so have included lots of zebras, giraffes, chimps & co. SWEETWATERS GAME RESERVE On our last day in Nanyuki, we headed out to Sweetwaters Game Reserve. Only 30 mins from Nick & Juliet's house, Sweetwaters is a 90 sq km private reserve run by Ol Pejeta Ranching and is home to a variety of plains wildlife. After weeks of seeing animals in the wild, it was an interesting change to view them from within a game...

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Feb 17, 2007 - KENYA: Nanyuki 3

After our adventures in the Kenyan bush, it was nice to come back to Nick and Juliet's place in Nanyuki for some home cooked food and a decent shower. Continuing the range of social functions that Nanyuki seem to hold each weekend, this time it was the '10 to 4' Bike Race, a mountain bike race in the shadows of Mt. Kenya where the contestants start at 10,000 ft and finish 70 kilometers later at 4,000 ft - however there was nothing easy about this race. Nick entered the race along with Juliet's brother Anthony, as well as Pat & Albert who...

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Feb 10, 2007 - KENYA: Nanyuki 2

Nick picked us up from the Lodge and we went back to Nanyuki for a much needed hot shower. We were in luck, there was a local 'Jazz and Wine Festival' being held in Nanyuki on the weekend which was raising money for the local hospital. Held at the local air strip (which has a great restaurant), the Festival attracted all the local white Kenyans and ex-pats in the area. We even met a few Aussies who were in Kenya managing local farms. It was great to chat with so many people, and we did our best to help out the hospital by consuming far...

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Feb 2, 2007 - KENYA: Nanyuki 1

We are in Africa! Flew into Nairobi, Kenya and headed straight to Nanyuki, a small town about three hours away. Scott's cousin Nick lives in Nanyuki with his wife Juliet and their young daughters Bianca and Matilda. Nick and Juliet spoilt us during our time in Nanyuki and opened up some amazing travel opportunities that the average backpacker wouldn't get to experience. We spent a few days at Nick's lodge in the Mt Kenya wilderness and Juliet allowed us to tag along on a work trip up north to visit some local communities (and spot some...

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May 20, 2006 - Clubbing in Nairobi

Jambo! (that's hello in swahili) So here I am. at the end of my African trail. ok, so i am going to spare all of you my sappy thoughts as I am sure that while sitting in your offices you do NOT want to hear me winge about leaving Africa...HOWEVER, I am going to say that I am really sort of sad. I am going to miss this place. It has gotten under my skin. and that is that. There really isn't much more to say other than that. I will return here some day, maybe much further down the road, or maybe right around the corner. Ok,Kenya To be...

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Bon Voyage 2005-2006

Mar 11, 2006 - The Ark

This was our second time at the Ark. I thought it would be fun to go one more time before we leave Africa. Hoping to see the elusive leopard and the even more elusive bongo.(We saw neither - although we were not really expecting to see a bongo. They are only spotted about 1 time per year!) When we arrived, there were only a few bushbuck there. We have become a little jaded during our time in Africa. All the tourists were oohing and ahhing. Evan and I were all "Whatever." Eventually some buffalo showed up. Then some elephants. One of the...

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Jan 9, 2006 - Mont Kénya

Première occasion de lire mes messages à mon adresses courriel ordinaire et de donner signe de vie via Mado. J'apprends avec consternation que mon cousin Maxime est décédé le 5... Le Mount Kenya Safari Club est au pied - assez éloigné quand même - du Mont Kénya, 2e plus haute montagne d'Afrique (après le Kilimanjaro qui est situé plus au sud, en Tanzanie). L'hôtel est un ancien club privé très British et très luxueux (5 étoiles mais un peu vieillot) où on a même joué un 9 trous de golf!! Pas de safari aujourd'hui. C'est aujourd'hui, quelque...

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Sep 24, 2005 - Trekking up Mt. Kenya.

Weather is warm & sunny, about +28C. Nairobi is a busy, dusty & noisy city so we are very happy to be in a small town north of the city called Nanyuki at the foot of Mt. Kenya. The journey was a long and bumpy ride but oh so interesting! The central highlands were green & lush and very productive with pineapple, mango, bananas and coffee. The people of this area of Kenya are the Kikuyu people are are very friendly. The thing that I noticed the most was their fabulous smiles, white teeth (they don't need the Crest whitners here!) and great...

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Jul 2, 2005 - Treetops!

For the long 4th of July weekend, we decided to go somewhere inexpensive (and we had to be back Monday because Evan had to work at the Ambassador's 4th of July party so he didn't actually get a holiday.) We had been to the Ark, which was fashioned on the Treetops hotel. This place has been around for ages, albeit in several iterations. And this was also the place, in 1952, that Princess Elizabeth was vacationing when her father died and she became queen. So of course we had to check it out. Drove up Saturday morning. We spent the ride going...

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