I said goodbye to the left African Bat Conservation team (including honorary additional Patrick!) at 7am and was taken to Lilongwe airport to catch my flight to Nairobi. I was a bit miffed that the lady at security confiscated my spare AAA batteries in spite of all online information saying they are fine to have in hand luggage but luckily Chavaunne was able to buy me some more at Heathrow! The rest of the flight went smoothly however and after a queue to get my visa I quickly got my bag & headed out to find Moses – our guide and driver from Adventure Alternative.
As it was already afternoon I didn’t have much time to see Nairobi but I did get to visit the Giraffe Centre where I got to meet several Rothschild giraffes including their oldest two Kelly (19 years) & Betty (20 years old)! After this I was dropped off at the Wildebeest Eco-Camp where I had a chance to freshen up & chill for the evening. I met a lovely Danish family over supper, well mostly whilst we waited ages for our burgers to turn up! I fell asleep but managed to wake up when Chavaunne arrived
I'm just an ecologist,, SFF fan and rainbow loving gal who wishes she had more time & money for travelling!
Born & bred in the UK I grew up with summer holidays to remote corners of this isle and my memories of these trips involve scrambling up mountains in the rain! Great times! I am fascinated by the natural world around us, by all the amazing creatures that share it with us & the ways they & their habitats fit together.
Having finished my PhD in Ecology in 2010 I set off to see Australia & New Zealand for several months to escape! This blog began then, I've missed several UK based h... full info