Sunday, July 18, 2010

Samburu the first place we went

Hi everyone,
Samburu was the first place we went after we stayed the night in Nairobi. In case you did not know, Nairobi is the capital of Kenya. We got to Nairobi late at night and we needed to get up early in the morning to get to Samburu. The drive was six hours. Half of it was bumpy roads so it was a bit annoying after a while. We finally arrived in time for lunch. 

Amazed by the beauty and the nature of the place, we walked through with monkeys all around us and many different beautiful birds. At the lunch area, or the dining area, there were two of the local Samburu men that were scaring away the monkeys with their slingshots and using them so the monkeys don't steal any food from the kitchen or from peoples plates.

 It was an enjoyable meal with the scenery and all the stuff around us that's going on at that moment.

At four o'clock, in the afternoon, of course, we went out for our first game drive. At first we did not see anything but birds, but then we started to see a lot of Impalas, dik diks, and other antelope and gazelles. But then we saw the one thing we thought we would not see, a cheetah. 

The next day we saw some water buffalo over by the river, a warthog, a huge herd of oryx and some elephants and three reticulated giraffes. The stay was good, but we did not see that many animals, or at least as many as we thought we would. 
On our way out of Samburu, we stopped by the local village to visit for a little.
The people danced for us sang some of their songs and showed us around their village. It was fun to see all the people and the way they live.

Next I will be writing about Sweet Waters, where we stayed for only one night.


barb cabot said...

I am in awe of your trip, the animals in their natural habitat must be amazing to see. Your photographs are telling of the exotic and the beautiful scenes you experienced. I will await your next post with much anticipation. Love the way you describe everything. Thank you.

Rebecca said...

Your pictures are great! That cheetah is really something and I love the colors in the dancers' clothing. I'm sure this was an incredible trip for you.

p.s.- Sofia & Filippo said "Ciao"!

nancyhol said...

Beautiful photos, Casey!

I have never been on a safari, so I am tagging along with you to see all of the wonderful sights.

Chiocciola said...

Wonderful post! You have seen so much! How cool that you got to see a cheetah, I bet you were just so excited.

Judith in Umbria said...

This is a wonderful trip to read about and that cheetah is simply incredible!

HIE said...

Wow Casey, you really experienced some pretty awesome stuff! Most people go their whole lives with out getting to see the amazing world in which we live!
Thanks for sharing!

KZ said...

thanks everyone for commenting, and for everyone that said some thing about the Cheetah, ya it was really cool to look at.
HIE thanks for looking my blog up, hope you keep reading my blog entries

KZ in TOSCANA (or KC in So. Cal.)


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