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Travel Blogs from Nairobi
My first leopard sighting in Kenya occurred today at the Nairobi Safari Walk Park. And what a beautiful captive specimen! I also viewed some rare pygmy hippos. But the highlight of the day was at the Sheldrick Animal Orphanage, where I petted a cheetah and as I rubbed its ears it purred like a cat! Well it is a cat. Then the zoo keepers actually …
Nairobi, city of 8 million, with its attendant traffic jams and parking problems. City of skyscrapers and slums. Everyone hustling to recover from Kenya's recent political and therefore economic problems. Sunday I am off to sunnier coastal climes, Malindi.
After being conducted by taxi directly to the Big Time Safaris office in Nairobi, I agreed to a 7 day safari to Masai Mara, Lake Nakuru and Samburu Reserve. The next day after a 5 hour bumpy minibus ride, I arrived at the Big Time Safaris camp. I had a large fixed tent on a concrete platform with an attached washroom facility and electricity. I was …
... tall grasses as far as you can see, flat topped Acacia trees dotting
up here and there.
I did a budget safari, so I stayed in a tent within a camp.
It was guarded at night by several Masai men who had a campfire and listened
for animals coming near. My first night I heard hyenas, barking and yipping as well
as constant cowbells from the Masai herds nearby. Still I slept deeply, loving
how truly dark it gets with no electric light ...
I cannot believe I have completed a whole month here! Only a fortnight to go, and I really don't want to leave! I have been spending eleven hours a day recently at Restart, and these children are getting so comfortable with me, and we have such an amazing time. Brian is getting loads better which is lovely, and my class of boys are really improving; they are listening and cooperating so well. You nay be interested in what I have been teaching them... Identification ...