Safari 2

Trip Start Jan 20, 2007
Trip End Jul 16, 2007

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Sunday, June 3, 2007

So, after our first safari experience we were raring to go. So off to Lake Nakuru we went in search of the last 2 of the big 5 - Rhinos and leopards. With some very pink flamingos thrown in, we were very excited.

So we travelled to Lake Nakuru which is a couple of hours north west of Nairobi, still in Kenya. There we booked a day in Lake Nakuru in a jeep for 2 people. What we got was a day in a van with 6 other people!!! So after some angry exchanges we got some money back and went on our way.

Lake Nakuru was fantastic. The lake was lined with a huge amount of flamingos which meant that it looked like it had a bright pink lining around the edge of the lake. It was quite something and watching the hyeena chasing them unsuccessfully for about 30 minutes (what a fool) was very amusing too. We saw black and white rhino here aswell and very luckily we came across a leopard on the hunt. WE felt quite complete - we had now seen THE BIG FIVE! We decided however that our guide was pretty pants though and it made us realise just how good our Masai Mara guide was. When he actually asked for a tip at the end of the day, we were quite shocked to day the least!!!

Anyway, another good day and we also met some really nice Kenyans in this area. We spent time drinking with a bunch of Kenyan teachers who said that if we could arrange to come back and speak to their children they would definitely SLAUGHTER A GOAT FOR US!!!!! Mmmmmm yummy...not! Me thinks we might not have time for that! very interesting talking to them though. Also me a guy outside the pub as we were leaving and he asked us "Where are you going to have your fun?" What a great question eh?

So moving on from Kenya we were to travel to one more place - Eldoret near the border of Uganda and Kenya and then into Uganda. Eldoret was a little nondescript really, but it was an alright overnight stop.

See you in Uganda.
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Safari 2
It's Mum again - as you can guess I have not looked at the computer for a few days and am now catching up. You still seem to be having the time of your lives what an experience. Unfortunately, it is slowly coming to an end. Let's all say ah!!!!!! To be truthful I think you would be better off staying where you are the way things are going in this country at the moment. I don't know how much news you manage to get whilst you are travelling but things seem to be going from bad to worse here. Weather has been so bad there has been flooding everywhere, canoes on the Race Course in Worcester, about 3ft of water in the Sheffield Wednesday Football stadium and in the streets of the town. Wimbledon so far behind because of the rain that they are starting at 11 am every morning and the star players are having to play on the outside courts to get their games finished.
2 Car bombs were found in London, luckily before they went off. 1 went off at Glasgow Airport - have spoken to Mary and everybody she knows is ok but of course it has caused chaos getting through the airport with all the extra security, and as Mary said it is right at the start of the school holidays up there.
Philip has had OFSTED and they have been given 'Outstanding' status, the only other school in Birmingham with that status is a grammer school so you can imagine they are well pleased.
Blair has stood down and Brown is now in charge.
There was a big concert on at Wembley to celebrate Diana's life - it is 10 years since she died. Saw some of it on the TV most of it was pretty good.
Tour de France starts this weekend in London - first stage is in this country this year.
Darren Clarke and his wife Sonya are expecting a little boy, Margaret is really thrilled although of course she would have loved a girl - you know how doughy she gets over girls.
I think I have run out of news for now, carry on enojoying yourselves as long as you can. See you soon. Luv M and D

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