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... of picturesque decrepitude because of the abundance of colorful accents which complement the deteriorating facades of the building. The accents are the result of the ads as well as the fresh neon green, bright red, and electric blue paint that people use to cover the walls.
Africa seems to be a fascinating juxtaposition of tradition and the changing times that so often accompany modernity. If you were to ask any of the people in these towns, they would say ...
An early start this morning. Waking up at 5am we crammed into the specially designed Matatu suitable for safari. The entire roof pops up so that we can crane our heads out to look out over the savannas of the Masai Mara. The drive seemed to take forever. As the landscaped looked as though it was an advert for National Geographic flicking between luscious green rolling hills of the tea plantations around Kerichu to the flat vast basins where wheat grows in tremendous ...
... scan tree branches for leopards, but see nothing, which is what one usually sees when looking for leopard. Still the beautiful vistas of the Mara plain make the search a pleasure. It is a good day to be alive.
We return to camp about 10:00. Two armed rangers will accompany us on a walking safari. One is armed with a .458 Winchester Magnum, the most commonly used big came rifle in Africa. It is suitable for anything up to and including elephants!
The day is finally here - the one that we first talked about almost 2 years ago. Everyone arrived safely last night and are up, a bit bleary eyed, this morning ready to go. We met our drivers and guides, Stephen, D-Dan and John and piled into our land cruisers for a 5 - 7 hour drive to the Masai Mara and our tented camp. The traffic in Nairobi getting out was heavy - I guess this is the usual complaint in the ...
... loaded into a bus at 8:35 and told that they would drive me to another bus to switch me over. Okay. That's all fine. But considering the other people on the shuttle all booked the same tour with the same company it didn't make a lot of sense. I've also learned a lot better than to question things in Africa. We drove for a bit more and picked up 3 more people for our shuttle. It was a packed van. We convinced our driver to stop to allow us to grab ...