Travel Blogs from Aberdare National Park
Just a few pictures from the Ark
Aberdare National Park We left first thing in the morning and took a 4 hour drive west into the countryside to get to Aberdare National Park, where we left some of our bags and headed to the Ark Lodge to stay the night. At the Ark there is a salt lick and watering hole right outside the building and there are viewing windows, balconies, and …
and there are also many Zebra here as well. A few more resident Wildebeest
have been filing in form the east towards the Loita Hills. On the 30th an
estimated 100 Wildebeest were seen to cross the Olare Orok River.
Thomson and Grants Gazelles will also be seen on these
short grass plains and it is here on these plains that we conduct the walks. Topi
and Cokes Hartebeest will also be seen along with good numbers of Impala
with some large ...
... 5.15pm, we eventually found the Toyota garage and there were about 5 people all just sitting around waiting for us. The temperature had dropped considerably as well which did not bode well for our expedition.
The people at Meru Toyota are all very friendly but best of all very professional. We had spoken to the CEO and he had arranged for the head mechanic to be on the case. And yep our brand new, expensive, supposedly the best ...
... and surrounding area is quite flat with bush veld and thorn trees which make punctures quite easy to get if one is trying to avoid the corrugation and ride on the bit of smooth surface on the edges. I played it safe. Alan and I rode together for the rest of the day offering each other support through the hot and tough day. With 10km to go the road was quite bad so we were lucky that most of it was relatively good. Shona was ...