Kenya

Kenya

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  • Day7

    We’re in Nakuru city for an overnight stop, after a Matatu journey with up to 17 people in one van and a stop-over lunch at a „Nyama Choma“ (Kenyan Goat BBQ place).

    At night we went out for a couple of beers to a local pub! People don’t really socialize in pubs, they mostly come to drink. If the news are on, the music is turned off and everybody watches it and stops talking. Politics is big, the upcoming election means a lot to the people, I suppose there is a lot more to loose in Kenya, than there is back in Germany 🤔...Read more

  • Day8

    After talking to the rangers at the main gate of this park, we sorted out our 2nd game drive, a full day, but split into 2 parts with a self organized overnight stay in the guesthouse „Wildlife Clubs of Kenya“ inside the park.

    The next morning we bought ourselves some samosas, bananas, noodles and water and started our tour around Lake Nakuru. The first part seemed to be a bit lame, but it turned better and better the further away we got from the city.

    Our big goal in this park was, to find rhinos. While searching for it, next to the usual suspects we saw lots of flamingos, pelicans, two lion babies, too cute, but not allowed to pet and even lions during the process of making babies 😇! And finally we discovered rhinos 🦏💪, on the first day a bit far away, but the next morning we eventually found 8 rhinos (one black and 7 whites) close to us. One of them was quite aggressive fighting a baby rhino and its mother.

    For dinner, we ended up cooking our noodles next to two professional chefs from other tour groups 😊 and we woke up at 5:45 by the roaring of a lion right next to our camp ✌️.

    All in all Nakuru National Park was a really great experience – way better than expected!
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  • Day12

    Compassion.. is what drove mama Mary Kambona and James Kambona to turn their home into a home for Aids orphans and vulnerable children. From 20 orphans living with them in their village house, now they have 172 children at St. Elisabeth Children's Centre, and more yet to be picked from this desperate village that's leading in HIV/Aids prevalence rate in Kenya. St. Elisabeth is located in Gembe East sub locationRead more

  • Day15

    We are waiting here to board a very small Turboprop plane. Flying to Masai Mara, where we will do a Safari for the next 3 days. This will be very exciting. More photos will follow here.

  • Day2

    Today we get picked up at 6:15 am from our guide and driver John, a Masai. We are a group of 8 and it takes us about 7h until we arrive at our camp “Manyatta”, just outside of the National Park with tents each under a roof, a bathroom attached to the back and a really nice lobby. We check in, have some lunch and a quick nap until our first ever game drive starts!

    At around 4pm our little off road 4x4 minivan is entering the “Masai Mara National Park”.

    We don’t really know what to expect, but it doesn’t take long until we realise, this park is full of animals. About 10min in, we even discover a couple of cheetahs hunting a group a wildebeests. Its amazing to see and it ends with the fastest animal on earth doing a high speed chase into the far.

    Apart from lots of zebras, wildebeests and antilopes we discover sleepy lions 🦁 (males and females), a hippo, buffalos, chakals, turkeys, warhogs and huge masai giraffes. The whole scene reminds of Jurassic Park.

    At around 6:30 we’re back in our tented camp with a nice dinner and an early night of sleep 💤
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  • Day6

    Hell’s Gate is one of the few national parks, where you can hike or cycle by yourself (apparently there are no cats 😊).

    So we rented a bike and rode past zebras, antelopes, buffalos and a lot of warhogs (Pumbas). It‘s a totally different experience without the engine noise.

    And hey, there is a slot canyon inside the park, that reminded me of those in the US, just that the stones are less red. We did a 2 hour track through the canyon accompanied by a Masai and couldn’t escape a really cold thunder storm on our way back!

    Totally worth a trip and with $30 entrance one of the cheaper NPs here in Kenya 🇰🇪!
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  • Day3

    It is simply incredible! Back home it is great luck to see a deer once in a while. Today in Masai Mara I’d say we saw about 100.000 animals ‼️

    We started early and drove around 90km to the Mara River, hoping to see some wildebeests cross it. It came close, but they chickened out in the end - quite understandably considering the amount of crocs and hippos in the water.

    Another highlight was a group of around 10 elephants passing our van just a few meters away.

    The rest of the day we drove through countless wildebeests, zebras, hyenas, giraffes, more elephants, all sorts of antelopes, buffalos, monkeys, warhogs, saw more cheetahs and a lot of lions and lionesses - sometimes so close, our zoom lens wasn’t even necessary 😳🦁.

    It was a really exhausting but amazing day, that ended with a quick visit to the village.
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