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Jan 21, 2020 - Jan 21, 2020 - Samburu National Reserve - Buffalo Springs - Aberdare Country Club

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...

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Jan 20, 2020 - Mon Jan 20, 2020 - Samburu National Reserve

Today we are in Samburu National Reserve for the day and another night. The Samburu people are relatives of the Masai and have similar costumes and customs. Lovely people! The Lodge https://wildernesslodges.co.ke/samburu/ is in a perfect location next to the Uaso Nyrio River. The staff, service and food are fabulous and we are all really enjoying our stay. We are up at 6:00am, time for a quick coffee and then off on our early morning game drive. I hop in with Tammy, Shane & Val and driver Steve. And we are off a titch earlier than the other...

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Jan 19, 2020 - Sun Jan 19, 2020 - Nairobi to Samburu National Park.

Leaving Nairobi early morning, our convoy of 3 Landruiser Jeep’s head north for Samburu National Park. The 6-7 hour journey included stops for shopping and photos of crossing the equator. Barely arriving inside the park gates we are pleasantly surprised to see a number of elephants and a couple of them so close to the road. We didn’t even need a zoom lens! We arrive at the Samburu Game Lodge for our 2 night stay and have enough time to have a delicious lunch, and unpack a wee bit. At 4pm we are back in the jeeps for a game drive of the...

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Jun 17, 2017 - A Full Day At Samburu

Not to get into too much personal hygiene detail, but Jill always likes to start the day with a shower. With a 6:30A game drive for our full day at Samburu Intrepids, that meant the girl was up right as the camp generator kicked back in at 5:00. Believe it or not, even with the Radisson Blu 200k behind us, she again had NO HOT WATER! You would be shocked (shocked I tell you!) if you heard the language Ms. Norton was utilizing to describe her feelings at that moment. Fortunately, I was able to convince our filthy (in mouth and body) friend...

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Jun 16, 2017 - Up North To Samburu National Park

To put it bluntly, our first day out of Nairobi started miserably. As usual, Jill was up 5 minutes before the 5:00 wakeup call and into the shower. It was not long before I heard some suggestion that “this hot water sure is taking a long time”. Within 5 minutes the suggestions turned to expletives, while I was frantically calling the front desk / housekeeping / engineering to get some hot water for the girl. After 10 minutes my ultra-patient bride bit the bullet and took a lukewarm (at best) shower - she was not a happy camper. Shortly...

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Oct 3, 2016 - Samburu National Reserve

After Check-in & lunch we went on our first game drive. What an amazing afternoon! We quickly spotted waterbucks (nicknamed “toilet seat” for the artwork on their rear-ends, impalas (“McDonald’s”), giraffes, dik diks, leopard with an impala kill, elephants, a lion eating something in the distance, hawk, guinea fowl, vervet monkeys, and great kudu (female). Steve was great spotting the leopard kill. While we were photographing a tower of giraffes, he watched their movements & direction of sight, he found the leopard in a bush at the side of...

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Feb 21, 2016 - 12 February 2016 - Samburu

A lovely drive through northern Kenya, green farmland with sunflowers, wheat and maize, with Mount Kenya in the background. Soon the landscape became drier and dustier with lots of acacia trees studded with weaver bird nests. We arrived at a small Samburu village where we stay for one night. We were welcomed by the Samburu women and then shown around their village and visited their houses - very tiny by anyone's standards and made of odd bits of tin and plastic bags. The Samburu are very much like the Maasai in their dress and customs as...

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Sep 15, 2013 - September 15,2013

How can each day have more new magic to it, for me this is Disneyland on steroids..haha. We were on our way to the Samburu village visit, and doing a 'mini' game drive on the way. We started with a giraffe having a stare down with a lioness and her 3 cubs. We were told that they giraffe had already deployed a few good kicks as they tried to take it down. After awhile the giraffe started eating and then walked away. The 4 ladies got up after a bit and headed in the same general direction. We followed their path through the shrub...then we...

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Sep 13, 2013 - September 14,2013

Today we left for a sunrise safari at 6:30am. The lighting was beautiful on the landscape and the fresh air held many new smells. The only different animal we saw today was the dwarf mongoose. There was a lot of bird activity and it is lovely being serenaded in song early in the morning. Our guides told us we were heading to the river to see a camel being eaten by crocodiles but it was actually a bush breakfast. Beautiful setting along the river and the food was exceptional! We saw a giraffe running which was so neat as they are so graceful...

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Sep 13, 2013 - September 13,2013

ANOTHER leisurely start of 8:30am...you'd think we were on vacation! Had our breakfast on the outdoor patio looking out at green grass, a beautiful blue sky and Mount Kenya. It was very majestic today. We drove to the Intrepid Lodge at Samburu national Park. As we drove the ladscape changes were so varied. There were lush green fields, wheat fields that looked like home, many, many greenhouses growing roses and flowers (employees make $100/month and it is full year employment without benefits or health care). There were people working hard...

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Dec 25, 2012 - Northern Kenya

Once we crossed the border into Kenya, we had a bumpy full day drive through semi desert countryside to Marsabit, with very few people seen and little traffic all day. Our accommodation for the night provided a bucket shower with water heated over an open fire. The Chinese are in the process of building a road to link Ethiopia to Kenya, with port access at Lamu. Next day we continued from Marsabit to Samburu Reserve where we camped right inside a village. There was a thorn bush perimeter to keep out wild animals with 25 families within the...

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Jan 1, 2009 - Our first safari: "Like scuba diving on land"

January 1 Really nice breakfast buffet, and then we met Magic and Aden in the front of the hotel. After straightening out the bill (we were charged for internet that didn’t work, and minibar that we never consumed...) we headed out for yet another long drive, to Samburu Preserve. It was interesting comparing Kenya to Uganda. Kenya is much more “developed”, for most of the drive, the roads were really good, however, they did get worse the further from Nairobi we drove. The landscape also changed several times. Acacia trees went from yellow...

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