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Africa, Tanzania

Pink date and flamingo lake lunch- Arusha National Park, Tanzania

December 3, 2014

Today’s date took us to lunch on the edge of a soda lake filled with hundreds (probably thousands) of both lesser and greater flamingos with a nice view of the second largest mountain in Tanzania, MountMeru. Further in the distance were cloudscovering Mount Kilimanjaro where we hadsummited days before. Ever since we read about the Great Rift Valley and its animals and scenery we became fascinated with the idea of seeing a lake filled with hundredsand thousands of flamingos. In Kenya, Lake Nakuru’s water level was too high. In Tanzania, we were told LakeManyara would be a good place only to be told…

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Africa, Destinations, Kenya

A Walking Safari- Cresent Island, Lake Naivasha, Kenya

September 23, 2014

Introduction Lake Naivasha is characterized by ever-changing weather, numerous animal carcasses, leisurely walks through a private sanctuary containing giraffes, zebras, buffalo, wildebeest, various gazelle, waterbuck and a multitude of birds creating a birders paradise. The lake is located on in Africa’s famous Rift Valley and is likely your first stop out of Nairobi (100 km out). There are numerous activities to do on the lake including taking a boat trip to see the hippos, birdwatching, doing a safari walk, or horseback riding through the land. Safari Walk Our host, Tamar, an expat from Nairboi had been before and took us…

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Africa, Destinations, Kenya

Masai Mara with Lions and Eddie Murphy

October 12, 2014

The drive Most people come to safaris with the ideas of seeing cute animals in the wild. We came to see animal killings, river crossings, sexual encounters, and specific elusive animals such as leopards and cheetahs. With Eddie Murphy’s doppelgänger, Evans, as our driver we we’re sure we’d see some of those things. We started in a very comfortable expat compound in Nairobi and drove past huts made of cow dung and sticks, various animals we had previously only seen in zoos, and into our luxury tent at the Masai Siria. Throughout the drive we were already saw wildebeest, gazelle, zebras,…

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