The Kenyan Safari

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hipposWhile in Kenya my wife and I experienced and enjoyed a 4-day safari.

The first day was an early start at 5am.

We were picked up in an ‘old’ Nissan van. There was to be 3 couples and the driver. We were first on and sat in the front seats.

The next couple were LATE!

We started to get a little frustrated. “Where are they?”

They arrived. We looked at each other and nodded. It was now 5.30am.

The next couple we picked up at 6am and we were on our way. The Mombasa rush hour was already in full swing.

There were hundreds of people walking around, starting their work.

It took us another 4 hours to get to the first Kenyan National Park. A bumpy and dangerous ride in silence. We were still waking up.

We entered the park. Cameras in one hand, videos in the other and binoculars around our necks.

All of us!

We looked at each other and laughed. That broke the ice.

“Right where are the animals?”

Ali, our driver, was good. He knew where to go but we didn’t see anything for the first 30 minutes.

We were getting disappointed.

Suddenly, there was a giraffe about 100 yards away.


We ‘clicked’ our cameras like we were obsessed.

Then around the corner, some Zebras about 50 yards away.


We were really awake now.

Then elephants. Then a male lion. Then Water Buffalo.

Then more giraffes, zebras, buffalo, elephants – all really close.

Then hippos, cheetahs, more lions and hyenas, crocodiles…simply amazing.

We didn’t get to see a Rhino.

But we stayed at some amazing lodges, the other couples were brilliant and we loved every minute.

Here are a couple of our best videos – if looks could kill. I hope you like them as much as we do (it was a windy day so sorry about the background noise):



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2 Responses to The Kenyan Safari

  1. Gerlaine November 3, 2009 at 11:43 am #

    Loved the videos. When did you go to Kenya? I can’t wait to go myself. I am considering making moving to Thailand or the Philippines. I will see where life takes me.

    Have you hosted the pictures somewhere where we can see them. That would be a great or post.

    More love. ~G

    • Andrew Rondeau
      November 4, 2009 at 1:11 am #


      My wife and I visited Kenya this year (September) to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. It was great!

      I went to Thailand last year. Lovely place, people, food – wonderful!

      I will create a slideshow – thanks for the idea.


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