2013 Gorillas & Safari

And on the way home…

We left Maasai Mara on friday morning and headed back towards Lake Naivasha where we had an afternoon off which we mostly spent packing our gear or socializing with the group. The last night we were going to spend on the ground in the tents. Sofia didn’t enjoy this night since she was hurting from the shower slip the day before.

Saturday morning Jackson set course towards Nairobi. We stopped somewhere along the road at a viewpoint over Rift Valley, one of the places that are considered the cradle of the modern man. When we reached Nairobi we made a stop at The Sheldrick Wildlife Trust which is an orphanage for elephants. It was an amazing experience to see these fantastic animals so close. We even got to pat them a bit. The long term goal for the orphanage is to re-introduce the elephants into the nature when they can take care of themself.

Next stop was the Giraffe Center which is more or less the same kind of “business” as the orphanage. We got to feed and pet a giraffe and then we also got some information about the giraffes. We left the center and continued to a campsite which more or less was the end station. We had some lunch and then me and Sofia made the descision to leave the group for the hotel. The rest of the group was flying home the same day, our flight is today (Sunday that is).

It was a short goodbye ceremony and thanking the great staff that has been taking care of us during these two weeks. After maybe a 30 minute long taxi-ride we turned up at The Hillpark Hotel. Very nice indeed. Today we try to spend the day one way or another before its time to go to the airport.

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