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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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TripAdvisor Reviews The Ark Aberdare National Park
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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 …
... camp had was canned tuna with tomatoes on white bread and a banana for picnic lunch. We didn't complain. As we headed north towards camp, the number of animals diminished as did the flies.
We passed the same river as yesterday and saw many hippos and a few crocs. We saw a huge heard of wildebeest in parade formation looking like they might all run the river but no such luck. We did see a hippo on a ...
... all the ministers. The speaker, who ran the show, but have only been 13 or 14 but commanded the room with such authority that the room fell silent at her command. There was even an officer who removed students who disrupted the peace! Anti-abortion won, but I think traditional attitudes are being challenged.
We then headed home, and later took part in a soapstone workshop, where we decorated little soapstone ...
... 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 ...
... away from the beasties. If you try you could reach and touch through the small windows. You would be a fool but you could. From here you can hear the elephants breathing. It is one of the most awe inspiring things I've witnessed until they trumpet.
The sound vibrates through your body and suddenly you realise the tremendous power of these enormous animals. I will never forget how it feels and I urge anyone to grab with both hands an opportunity if it comes your way to ...