The last week Kristin was in town she organized a safari trip for us, herself, Corrine, and Hannah. That's what I love about Kristin, she's just a planner. When you're not a planner it's always fun to have one of those. We drove to Nakuru first. It took us about four hours to get down there. Nakuru is a national park which is crazily right next to the city of Nakuru. I say crazily because there are lions in Nakuru living right next to a thriving city...a thriving city. The cost of the park for me was $40 but the nice thing was that because Dr. J is a student here they gave him the resident rate and the kids got the resident kids rate as well. They cost less than $10 a piece. This post is going to be a little bit of a picture overload. You can't go on Safari and not take a ton of pictures...what can I say. The kids loved this trip. Our Safari van had a pop up top and they spent hours just sitting on the top of the van seats, hanging out the top, shouting, "mom, mom look at the zebra/lion/water buffalo/impala/baboon/blue tailed monkey/etc." What kid wouldn't love that!
|Country side on the way to Nakuru. Hills and green, a beautiful place to be.|
|This is Lake Nakuru. It is a beautiful lake. The Safari Park surrounds the whole lake, which interestingly enough has been growing for the last decade.|
|You know, just hanging out of a van top, eating donuts, looking at African animals...just any old weekend.|
|When I didn't realize I was going to see 1000 impalas....I took more than one picture of the same one :)|
|Most of the lions were hanging out in those bushes around the tree. Their kill is that lump to the right.|
|Another dead buffalo. This guy was a little ripe.|
Cheetah checking out the lions.
Gigi checking out the lion with a monocle.
"Look mom, Zebras!"
"Oh a baboon on the side of the road."
Male impala hanging out.
Giraffe in the trees.
Monkey's hanging out in the trees.
Water buffalo hanging out after their mud bath.
Koach told us we could get out and take pictures by this waterfall. After he told us the lions killed a buffalo right here just in the last month, lovely.