Was a beautiful moonrise last night over the Indian Ocean😊 But we didn’t see the Red Moon. We woke at 6am, with the help of the alarm. Breakfast at 6.30am said our good byes to Harrison & Marica then at 7.30am Douglas our driver took us to the airport. His father came to Kenya with the British in the 1940’s.
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Last full day in Africa and we slept better last night. 🎉 Today was pretty much the same as yesterday, except on our beach walk with Atheman we headed south this morning, was interesting and different. The reef was out of the water, it looked beautiful. There weren’t as many hawkers and we saw a guy who had caught an Octopus I don’t think I have seen one freshly caught, up close. Our walk was more leisurely this morning, we were gone about an hour.
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I am going to guess that everyone missed/read over my description of our drive to the airport on Saturday 21 July, I described it as “interesting”, well there was a little more to it than that.
I should say now that we are both in one piece, shall we say, shaken but not stirred. Continue reading
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We were talking about the highlights of our holiday a few nights ago and I had a revelation, other than the siting of the leopard, and being immersed in wildebeest, no other siting of an animal rated as highly as so many other things we experienced. I had expected the animals on the game drives to be the highlight of our holiday. But our holiday has been so much more than that. We loved the game drives, and did many but other activities rated as highly if not higher in some instances.
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We didn’t sleep well last night. We love a firm mattress but the one here is hard, have never slept on such a hard mattress, could have been on the floor. All night long kept thinking I was on a waterboard but B & C insist I wasn’t. 😂 I obviously had too much time to think. When we saw Marica in the morning to discuss our meals for the day, she said she would swap the mattress over, and kept repeating it was a posturpedic mattress. Hopefully tonight will be better and more sleep will be had.
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We both slept well last night, around 9hrs or so.
We woke to the sounds of waves breaking on the shore and the smell of the ocean.
It was a day of relaxation, we didn’t move more than 10m from our verandah, and that was only to take photos.
Eggs for breakfast, fresh crab for lunch and prawns for dinner, life is a struggle. Continue reading
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We started our last day at Angama with a 6:30am game drive. I dont know how we have kept up with the pace, but we have enjoyed it all. We were happy to find out that only the Belgian couple were joining us this morning. The princess from last night (who we found out was here on her honeymoon, I immediately felt for her new husband) had made other arrangements. Continue reading
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Today was great. But hey, have to say I am exhausted. This safari business is hard work! Up so early, bouncing around in a Jeep for 6 hours looking at amazing animals, today a fabulous photography lesson and then a 2 hour nature walk, with a Maasai warrior, one of the best things we have done this holiday. In 45 mins we have to front up to our guide Douglas who is taking us to a bush barbecue which we are looking forward to. Every day has been along similar lines, not sure we could keep this pace up much longer. Good job late tomorrow we head to the Kenyan coast for some relaxation before heading home.
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Hot air balloon day, 🙂
We were picked up at 5am and taken to the Balloon launch area 40 minutes away. It was very cold. Because the National Park didn’t, open until 6:30am we had an armed Park Ranger accompany us. Continue reading
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We had a slow start to our travel day. All packed and out of our room by 7.20am for a 7.30 breakfast. Damien our waiter knew our order and just confirmed with us before heading off to the kitchen. Breakfast was tasty as usual.
We got away at 8.10am after being farewelled by the camp staff.
After an interesting drive we arrived at the airstrip around 9am. The overall manager of the Lemala camp was flying out as well. She had been at our camp for a few days.
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