A camping we shall go

Trip Start Nov 06, 2009
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Trip End Mar 26, 2010


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Sunday, November 8, 2009

day two: all got on the truck, Caprice (that used to be a cement mixer!!) and headed out of nariobi at the fresh hour of 8am,
was feeling very chuffed at my stamina so far on this "roughing it" stuff so far:) - Luc, one night in a 2 star hotel does NOT count as roughing it!

so lets introduce you to our tour group:

Driver: Crazy Craig from Manchester / Scotland, 26
Tour Guide: Peter from Kenya (who likes to say "you are welcome" every 5 mins)
Cook: Jackson, also from Kenya, who is quite the bossy boots but hilarious
The Group:
Alice, Solicitor, our age-ish we think, from England, very nice and has been on the truck for 6 weeks so far from Cape Town!
Mary and John, in their 50's,lovely dairy farming couple from New Zealand
Margaret and Peter, retired, and have been traveling all over the world it seems, Marg very chatty and peter does as he's told! ha ha!
Peter, mid 30's? from Switzerland, quality controller for nestle and i don't understand a word he says, always followed by a crazy laugh as well, oh and he does does love his safari clothes!
Elizabeth, 29, English, worked in an orphanage in Kenya before joining our group, very nice
Anette, 30's, from Germany. Seems nice but not really chatted to her much yet.
Morag, scottish, 27? loud and charismatic girl
Sherrelle, 27? Australian, and as you would expect an Aussie to be!
Anya and Tanya, from Denmark, pretty blonde girls, Anya is an anesthetist and loves to do exercise in the evenings much to daves delight!
James and Rachel, our age, english couple living in australia, our favourites on the tour so far, nice and chatty and friendly
Nigel and Annette, late 30s, Australian couple who are very friendly and have also been on the truck for the last 6 weeks from CT
Andy and Nat, early 30's, english couple been on the truck for 6 weeks and close contenders for our second favourites at the mo:)


anyway so off we went with our new friends,

we only got about an hour outside of nairobi when we got pulled over by the cops, who had a look round the vehicle and then
proclaimed they were going to arrest our driver (!!!) for driving in the inside lane??
luckily we had the local kenyan guide with us who had a brief chat and we managed to get off with a warning,
shoo, this was def going to be an interesting journey!

We drove to our home for the first night, lake nakuru national park, awesome huge salt water lake packed with pink flamingos,
so so pretty! did a game drive round the lake and saw a lot of the wildlife, really cool! we then had to set up our tents
which was interesting, everyone had there's up in a flash while i was still deciding which piece of grass would be best to
sleep on! ("We" then decided on the site I had chosen in the first place!)

first night in the tent was an experience to say the least! had to be content with sleeping on solid ground, daves snoring, and
the stress of needing a wee and having to fight the rhinos to get to the loo!!! lets just say i wasn't the happiest of chappies
the next morning!!! I swear if i knew what camping was all about i think i would have turned around at heathrow!!
It is a good job, Luc didn't hear the Hyaena's near the camp at 2am!
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