Apart from seeing Tamsin these were my main reason for wanting to visit Kenya.
A giraffe drifted past the breakfast table view bidding us good bye as we started our 7 hour drive from Masai Mara to Lake Nakuru. The road for the last couple of hours was very dusty and bumpy as there were lots of large trucks. Nakuru National park is very wooded with flat plain down to the lake. It was rainy when we first arrived and our first glimpse of the flamingo in all their thousands (1.25 million on a good day apparently) were seen in the rain. We added buffalo and rhino to our list too. You can't get too close to the flamingo because they just drift off. It is an amazng sight. I wasn't prepared for the noise and smell. Sort of constant trilling. As we were losing light we drove up to a vantage point and saw the rock hyrax which is the closest relation to an elephant which is VERY hard to believe. The next morning it was sunny and the flamingo had moved into the centre of the lake more. We drove completely round the lake and then left to drive up to Lake Navaisha which is a deep fresh water lake. The flamingo
live on the Alkaline lakes of the Rift Valley. We took a boat out on to the lake and saw lots of hippo and birds. It was a fabulous morning. We stayed at a really nice lodge by Lake Navaisha that evening and just about managed a swin and a sunbathe before the heavens opened and there was more torrential rain (not unlike the weather we are having in UK now I have returned).
OK I’m finally off!! Leaving sunny England for my trip around the world! First destination Seattle, then Fiji, Tonga, New Zealand, Australia, Borneo, Malaysia, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, South Africa, Malawi, Kenya and finally Zanzibar. Well that’s the plan at the moment! .....
I'm half way round and am about to go to Asia. I have booked my return ticket and intend to party on my return. To all who met me on my travels or who know me from home. Please come to a party on July 7th. For those that have been before it is the usual set up. For those who need more infomation just em... full info