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Intrepid Gorillas, Chapter Eight

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Wait…what happened to chapter seven? Well folks, chapter 7 will be all about the actual visit to the gorillas. I am making you wait for it because I had to wait for it for such a long time. At least you are not bouncing around in a lumber truck. Do this math…16×24=384. 384 hours, most of them in less t han […]

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Out of Africa

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With sincere apologies to Karen Blitzen, I used that title to attract readers, a brazen move to be sure. The more you get to know about any subject, the more you realize you do not know about the subject. Some smart guy said that once, I think he was Greek. I know a lot more about Kenya after one week as a […]

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Lions and Sunsets

We set out today at the crack of dawn. Our objective was lions. Yes, we had seen lions in Amboselli, but not up close. We ran into a vehicle with a flat tire and while Gideon stopped to help, we were able to get out and walk free on the savanna just like the animals. We used the time to enjoy the […]

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Our first day at the Masai Mara

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We took off after a wonderful breakfast at the Lion Hill  lodge. The objective was to get to our lodge in Masai Mara National Park and the Sopa Lodge by 1:30 for lunch and the afternoon game drive. By the way, if you ever go on safari in Kenya or Tanzania, I can recommend the Sopa chain without hesitation, and […]

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Lake Nakuru, Flamingos, Hippos and Baboons, oh my.

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We left Amboseli at 7:30 for an 8 hour drive to Nakuru Lake  National Park. The park is located ½ of a degree south of the equator, so I can definitely claim to be in equatorial Africa. The park and lake are  in the Rift Valley. This valley is over 9000 kilometers long and extends from Mozambique to Israel. It […]

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My Introduction to the Masai of Kenya at Amboseli

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After a 5 hour drive SSW out of Nairobi we arrived at the Amboseli Sopa Lodge, located on the outskirts of Amboseli National Park.  The lodge is stunningly beautiful and comfortable. Yes, we are “in the bush.” I know, because there is no internet and cell phones do not work.  Actually the lodge has had internet, but it does not […]

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