Thursday, 6 October 2011

Day Twelve - Farewell to Tsavo West

Today we said our farewells to Tsavo West and headed for Nairobi but not before we took one final drive along the waterholes on the Mukui River, where we found Oryx, Impala, Waterbuck and several birds. The highlight, which provided a fitting end to our visit to Tsavo West, was watching an Egret, a Spoonbill and a Yellow-Billed Stork fishing. It was fascinating to watch the different strategies they employed in trying to catch their prey.

Spoonbill doing the Spoonbill Boogie

Black-Faced Sand Grouse

Egret Landing

Spoonbill and Yellow-Billed Stork fishing

We then headed for the Milimani Backpackers in Nairobi, negotiating the infamous Nairobi traffic along the way. Our Kenyan friends will know what we mean when we say Nairobi traffic is as much of an adventure as any safari!

We survived Nairobi traffic and made it to the Milimani Backpackers
L to R Howard, Karen, Dave, Jason

Tomorrow we head for the Masai Mara, stopping overnight just outside the Sekenani Gate. We will also be saying a temporary farewell to Dave. He has decided to stay in Nairobi for the week, so we will see him on our return from the Mara.

We don't know what the signal will be like in the Mara but we will try our best to give our usual regular updates.

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