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 …
... without the feeding centre it would be much harder to support her large family, especially since the most recent harvest has failed due to drought.
When we returned to the centre, we played with the kids for a bit longer, but I couldn’t erase the thought of that man trying desperately to provide for his family. That night, we went to a local bar with the minders and drivers, winding down after an emotional day-the minders and drivers had some impressive ...
... feels like as her kids have been asking her. Try and describe snow to someone is hard when she assumes if just feels like ice. I really like her and we have a good chat.
We lunch and afterwards one of the real entertainment team come up and ask if I want to go to a Swahili lesson. I say no thanks but Binty has already been round to ask. The skinny girl from the entertainment team says "I'm not sure who you mean by Binty. Do you mean the fat one?" Binty is at most a size 12. So ...
... the room was outstanding with an amazing power shower that got dust out of all the cracks.
The best thing about the room is the 40 or so grey giants outside the window. We hit the viewing terrace for a few hours of watching them, buffalo, warthogs and other things I can't name.
I love the buffalo their horns make them look like Betty boo the 80's pop sensation with her turned up bob. Lovely.
We go to the ground level observation level. We are literarily ...
... and were off on another safari to explore the Ol Pejeta Ranch which is a 360 sq. kilometer game conservancy . We finally saw our first buffalo (one of Africa's "Big Five" which includes: elephant, rhino, buffalo, lion and leopard). We were told the water buffalo can easily kill a lion with his horns. We also saw all three different kinds of gazelles:the giraffe, the grant and the thomson and then finally saw rhinos ...
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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.