Thursday, March 25, 2010

Kenya Safari

I am sorry I haven't kept you very up to date on what is going on here in Kenya. Rudy and I arrived here in Kijabe down in the Rift Valley about an hour and a half outside of Nairobi late last Tuesday afternoon. Our first couple of days here we helped do a few small construction projects here at Dan's(Dan is my sister's father in law) house. We really enjoyed the cooler weather here as we were getting a little toasty in Pemba.

On Friday morning we left for the trip of our lives. When I say we I mean Dan, Philip, Joia, Keenan, Moriah, Rudy and I. We took a five hour drive to get to the Masi Mara game park. A good position of our trip was through the Rift Valley it was very cool driving along the road and seeing giraffe, zebra, gazelle and wildebeest off in the distance. It was almost serial seeing the animals you kind of ask yourself am I really seeing this this was before we even got into the game park. We arrived in time for them to show us to our "tents" with electricity, flush toilets, hot water and big beds. Not quite what you would think of if you were going normal camping. Then we had a superb buffet lunch before our first safari. I will let the pictures do most of the talking here Cause they say a picture is worth...........

Wildebeest

Giraffe and Zebra

Impala
Zebras

Grant Gazelle
Baboon
Ostrich
Crested Crain
Hartebeest


Hippos

Water Buck
We had lots of these monkeys outside our tents we weren't sure what kind they were,but this mother had her little baby with her.






Dik Diks are the smallest animals of the Gazelle family
One of the ten cubs we saw.
Nursing Lioness
video


Pictures never make these awesome creatures look as big as they are.
They grass lands in the park were so beautiful.


Guinea fowl

Big Croc
Baby Croc
Not sure what kind of birds these are.

On the left a Thompson Gazelle, Hartebeest and a Topi

Daddy Lion


Who shall I eat first?



I loved the Elephant way off in the distance.
Cheetah
Nap Time




Ostrich
Crested Crain
I think this is an Egyptian Duck.

Topi
This Green Mamba came slithering into the dinning room one day at lunch.
Thompson Gazelle

Whole Family
A group of the Masi men who sang for us in the dinning room.


video

2 comments:

Mom W. said...

Very, very cool!!!

The Woodford's said...

Your pic's and videos are amazing, Andrew - great to see all of them, and glad you're doing well!
Lots of love from all of us,
Steph