Lake Nakuru

Trip Start Nov 30, 2007
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Trip End Dec 10, 2007


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Friday, December 7, 2007

We departed the mountain lodge early in the morning and drove to the floor of the Rift Valley on our way to Lake Nakuru. We made a brief stop at Nyahururu Thomson Falls. They were absolutely stunning! There were a few curio shops that we checked out too. We arrived at the Sarova Lion Hill Lodge in time for lunch. It was a really nice, buffet style meal in their restaurant. Our driver/guide Michael picked us up for an afternoon game drive. We drove to the lake and were amazed at the Pink Flamingos the lake is famous for! They lined the rim of the lake around the shore by the thousands! The lake is home to approximately 400 species of birds. There were also Pelicans, Zebras, White Rhinos, Rothschild Giraffes, waterbuck, reedbuck and water buffaloes.. We seen an eagle called a Fish Eagle that resembles the bald eagle but with more white. We also seen a leopard lounging on a log. On our way back to the lodge, we seen lots of Baboons and a small herd of Hippos from a distance. They were down by the water, but there wasn't an access so we admired from afar.

We enjoyed another wonderful buffet style dinner and then we watched a group of natives do tribal dances of Kenya and Tanzania. They tried to get us to go on stage to join them, but we didn't have enough liquid courage to do so. They ended up getting a group of young German girls go up and they looked like they were having a ton of fun! The accommodations were nice. They were like little individual cabins. Our beds had mosquito netting around them, but I think we were there at low season as we didn't see any. We turned in early as we were back on the road early in the morning for our final destination before heading back to the states. We are heading to the Maasai Mara National Reserve.
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