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Travel Blogs from Aberdare National Park
We were collected by lovely Patricia and Charles (our driver for the next week) at the airport and driven to the Eka Hotel not far from the Airport. This is a 4,5 star modern hotel with all the trimmings. I just got to our room and I made it to the loo. Somewhere I have picked up a bug and suddenly I had a temperature, physical exhaustion, diarrhea …
... we eventually had to leave and we said an emotional farewell to the amazing staff at the centre.
Today Alice told us that Mary, the girl with the beautiful personality, who we’d all got very attached to had malaria and AIDS. She’s only expected to live until her early 20s. Joseph is also due to be tested for HIV-his whole family have it and he is orphaned. Most of us cried, and then she told us not to-she too was an ...
... If you use hair tongs please do me a small favour. Plug them in. Wait for them to get really hot. Hold them against your eye.
Now you know what it looks like for other people. Throw them away.
While eating breakfast there are some crows that are a protected species that live here and keep flying in and picking up crumbs.
One guy with his mate takes a table outside which we realised was not a good idea with the crows a few days ago. He gets about 4 pieces ...
... wrong in my book. So after 30 mins of waiting and it not being anything to do with us and is impacting on our holiday I start to get more than a little tetchy. However Wilfred returns and fires her up and we pull off. I may have kept my mouth shut but it's alway fun to flip the bird and tongue the v sign at people. That made the ladies make eye contact - I'm not sure if it was in a sexy way though.
A loo break and a sweaty sleep later and we arrive at our destination - ...
... looking like they were just about to cross. We got even more excited as two more herds raced towards those already at the river. It was quite a spectacle, as these two herds ran, single file, in two parallel lines towards the river to join the other wildebeest. For half an hour or so we remain there, waiting, hoping they would cross. And they teased us too! They would run up to the river bank, pausing just before crossing... Waiting... And ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsThe Ark Aberdare National Park
We start by having lunch at an old English style place that reminds us of the RACV in Healsville. Then on to the Ark.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.