. . .AMBOSELI (continued)
Over the next two days we had three more safari drives. Each animal was more captivating than the next. We were all so amazed that the wildlife didn't fear the safari vans (even when several surounded them). In fact many of them looked us right in the eyes, curiously checking us out as much as we looked at them. Below are a few more photos I snapped at this incredible spot:
During our visit to Amboseli, we were able to visit a Masai Village. We were greeted by "Henry" (the Kenyans all seem to have a Christian name that tourists can pronounce) who explained that he was the son of the Chief and would give us a tour of his village.
We walked passed thorny branches which he explained was their fencing - used to protect the village during the night from predators. The villagers were all lined up to greet us with a welcome song and dance!
Their homes, we learned, are made from dried grass and dried cow dung. There are two small holes in each that are the windows and there is a small entrance. We toured inside of one home-- it was sooo dark at first. We sat on beds that had cow hide to sit on.
We watched them as they made fire using a hard and soft wood.
Later we met the son of the medicine man who explained the different plants they use to combat everything from maleria to erectile dysfunction!
After our tour, we visited their market to shop, and finally visited their pre-school where we were allowed to give the children gifts we had brought from home.
We had snacks, balloons, crayons and paper! The children were friendly and happy to sing for us! We were treated to another song by the tribe as we departed!
We loved our stay in Amboseli and were a little sad to leave the lodge (and all the adorable monkeys too!
. . . ON THE ROAD AGAIN!
On the way to Lake Nakuru we stopped for a picnic lunch along the Great Rift Valley. This is a valley that stretches over 6,000 from Israel to Mozambique. It was truly breath-taking!
We weren't sure what to expect from a picnic lunch but we figured that after the EAT and SHOP, things could only get better! Our lunch was more than enough - Barbequed chicken, cheese and crackers, fresh fruit, yogurt, water, juice, and two small sandwiches.
We did a little shopping here as well before heading to Lake Nakuru National Park - in time for an afternoon drive!
. . . tune in tomorrow as my adventure continues!