Sarova Shaba Game Lodge
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It is early in the morning on Sunday and yesterday we drove for 3.5 hours north of Mt. Kenya to the Sarova Shaba Lodge at the Samburu Game Reserve. It is mind boggling how quickly the terrain changes from rainforest to arid and dry stretches. We are located in an area of high poverty and my heart goes out to the people here for their struggles. I …
... of traditional clothing is coming to an end as more tribes are opting to the North American style of clothing. Already the cell phone has become the main stay for communication. This tribe does not have cell phones. They are nomadic and herd their cattle throughout the region. The images that we took are silhouette of the warriors for the tribe. To be a warrior you need to be 15 to 30. After ...
... in Mount Kenya. (Africa's third largest mountain is also in Kenya and is named Mount Elgon, close to the Ugandan) border).With snow capped peaks, this natural wonder is usually hidden by clouds however today it revealed itself in its full glory for our appreciation. **update, the resident crocodile now has his mouth open, perhaps to catch some of the breeze or...??** Continuing on, today's game spotting again did not disappoint. James, or colleague, Masai, friend, ...
... bought the bracelet. Our first stop proper for the morning was at Thompson's Falls, named after Joseph Thompson, the first white man to discover the area in the mid to late 1800's. The falls are known to be the second biggest in Africa (behind Victoria Falls) and is also the starting point of the Ewaso Nyiro River where we reside next to this evening. Whilst we are on Thompson, an interesting story as so comically told by Farmer James last evening. It seems Thompson was ...
... nice display of antique items. Lots of batik and items made out of ebony etc. I bought a nice ebony elephant for $20. The price started out at $60. I think I was close to "best price" because he wouldn’t take $15. Kathy bought a bowl made from malachite and brass. Kathy’s bowl started out at $60 each and was purchased for $20.
We saw lots of poverty and places that reminded Kathy and I of Egypt and China. K: The countryside went from nasty urban to tropical to ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free parking