C14, Keekorok, (Masai Mara Reserve), Shompole Conservancy, Kenya | Lodge

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Sayari camp - chilling out

A travel blog entry by rbobski


We breakfast with the giraffes right outside the dining tent. We bid farewell to the Wild Source staff - they have taken great care of us! We fortunately fly on a Cessna caravan, 12 passenger plane. Plane arrives with a female pilot, so at Jeff's urging I ask her if I can fly right seat. Sweet ride with my Serengeti sister. Much better than 10 hrs of washboard torture and no ...


A travel blog entry by julirourke


... to hang outside the staff room they had built.

We did see a few sights on the way back to Nairobi, thankfully Jon took a good few photographs so I will share them (now that I can) rather than describe them.

We were really lucky on the safari, the short time we were there we saw, giraffe's, a rhino (really far away), ostrich and lions. The lions were definitely the highlight, they came so close to us, even crossing right in front of the bus.


Last Day of School

A travel blog entry by julirourke


... five pupils to two hundred and fifty. The quality of the teachers are exceptional, with their help I am confident the pupils will go on to achieve great things.

It is great arriving each morning at the school. The teachers all come out to the bus to greet us and then when we walk past the classrooms the children hang out the windows to shake ...

Letter writing

A travel blog entry by julirourke


... exhausting the work must be.

At the school today we helped the children write letters to some first years at a school in Liverpool. There was some explanation required when the UK children had said they enjoyed playing the Xbox or PlayStation. One of the girls wrote back that she liked having a cat because it ate a rat. Others wrote about keeping chickens or having a cow. Of course there were lots of similarities such as ...

New Shoes

A travel blog entry by julirourke


... him into the room to find him a pair. He looked a little apprehensive as we gave him a great pair of trainers. He then went back off to join his class, but kept his old pair of shoes close by. I think that really draws attention to how little they have, they were only fit for the bin, but it is likely a sibling will be given his old pair.
At break I was going to organise a game of rounders, but as I walked to the pitches clutching the ...

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