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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.
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September 16, 2014
Abardares National Park: The Ark
Before leaving Nyeri, Wambui had arranged for us to visit a local tea factory. She also suggested a coffee plantation but since we are tea drinkers we chose tea. (Although we have been drinking coffee and enjoying it). We passed through the gates of the Gathuthi Tea Factory and were …
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 …
After two weeks of staying at the volunteer house close to the big shopping mall and working in a slower paced placement I have moved to Kitengala to teach the children and try my skills at something different.
When I first signed up to come to Kenya, I knew I wanted to have a cultural experience and a lifestyle different to the one I am spoilt with in New Zealand.
When living in Kitengala I embraced the bucket showers, water often running out ...
... so no one wakes ☹ Dogs barking, lots of them loudly. Needless to say, it was a rough night.
Our first day gave us a glimpse of the days ahead and it looks hard. When we arrived last night it was dark and we couldn't see much. This morning we woke up to sunny Kenyan skies and the smell of something cooking. We met the additional people sharing our house over breakfast. I had a single slice of toast (made in a sandwich maker - not so toasty). ...
... in it., the KOP girls also screeching with mild terror. We were rewarded with the most spectacular view across Kenya, watching the sun set over a beautiful valley. When we made it safely back to the entrance, we were greeted with local dancing, which they encouraged us to get involved in. I got involved with a couple of other KOPpers, bringing down the quality of dancing ...