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Travel Blogs from Nyeri
We travelled through a lot of potholes into the mountains of the Aberdares.
It is in Kenya's central highlands where rainforest turns into bamboo forests and moorlands.
We were taken to the world-famous tree lodge, the Ark. We first arrived at the reception centre for another buffet lunch.
Then we boarded one of their buses …
... size and strength came through loud and clear as they disappeared through the bush. It was a heart-stopping, thrilling and a little scary, situation.
(J again) Okay, now Daltons have a new story unique to us. It had to happen, didn’t it? After we returned to the Lodge we ran into a couple who are in the room next to us. They said, “Oh you’re the couple who had the Peanut M&M’s, aren’t you?! Huh I said. “Oh a ...
Greetings from Nanyuki in the Timau region.
The last week in Naivasha was good fun, apart from a 24 hour bug in the middle of the week, I still managed to collect the data I needed on Tenderstem Broccoli so all was good. On Friday there were reports of a Leopard in one of the greenhouses, so I cycled up there and there were some rangers and a couple of the managers there keeping an eye on it until the vets arrived to dart it. All I could ...
We'd driven hours to get to this small mountain town of Nairutia, Kenya. Even with windows closed, the dust became so plentiful inside of our car that we could taste the flavor of the earth on our tongues. Not my favorite dish - I might say - but It didn't matter. We were here for a purpose.
After one more lengthy stretch of desert brush lined - compressed earthen road, we finally reached our destination. Father Maina's mother ...
... of the mountain mid climb! HARD CORE!
On our acclimatization day we relaxed and prepared for our summit day. In the afternoon we hiked up through the Western Terminals and 4650m. Eli resisted taking a dip in the glacial lake with the sun hiding behind the afternoon clouds.
Back at Shipton’s we played cards to pass the time, chatting with the brits and encouraging some of the more hesitant. We hydrated early and often ...