Leif and Wendy enjoyed a fantastic excursion to Kenya in the fall of 2011. They travelled to Nairobi first, staying at the Tribe, a hotel in a secure compound near the UN. While Leif conducted business at the UN, Wendy and another spouse toured Nairobi, visiting the David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage, the historical site where "Out of Africa" was filmed, the Giraffe Centre, and the Kazuri Bead factory. Their real holiday began with a safari in the Masai Mara National Reserve, where they saw amazing animals in their natural habitat; then on to Tanzania and the island of Zanzibar to Stonetown, taking in the historical sites (particularly moving was the Stanley Livingston emancipation museum) and winding up their holiday with beach time on the north east coast. In spite of war on the northern border of Kenya, extremely tight security and a grenade scare the day after they arrived, they "would go back in a heartbeat" to visit this land of exotic beauty and incredible experiences.
The following are some of what we consider the most representative photos from their trip. I haven't included much comment (fortunately) as I really don't know the "Wheres" or "Whats"! Regardless, I'm sure you will enjoy their photos as much as we have.
Let the Fun Begin!!!
Ready to Roll!
Rhinos - Black and Brown
The Lion's Club
Giraffes Are Great!!!
Wildebeast ... . Will da beast do what???
'Something' and Calf
Water Buffalos Looking For ... Water
I Don't Like You!
Z is for Zebras All Striped Black and White.
And Finally, a Zeedonk - Honest!
Now on to scenery, etc. Just click here.