Kenya · 9 Days · 28 Moments · January 2016

Tracy Larson

Kenya - January 2016

17 January 2016

Tree loaded with goldfinch nests Tusker African beer Our fearless driver, Isaac, who drove us around Nairobi and to Kibera all week, took us on safari and found the "Big Five" , drove the 5 hours each way to Maasai Mara over unbelievably rocky bumpy roads.

16 January 2016

Saw hippos and crocs in the Mara River, one last giraffe on the way out of the reserve
Maasai giraffe - absolutely gorgeous. 3 male and 3 female lions napping under bushes, did not budge even though we were 10 feet away.
Saw 2 leopards after lots of searching
Safari day #2 - warthogs, elephant herd, buffalo, lunch under acacia tree

15 January 2016

Sunset on the Maasai Mara
More safari day #1
1st day of safari 4-7pm. Saw elephants, giraffes, rhinos. Beautiful skies! Stood in back of van the entire bumpy ride, amazing views!
AA Lodge at the Maasai Mara. Dinner entertainment - Maasai dancers.
5 hour drive to Masai Mara Preserve. 2 hours of bumpy dirt road, luckily great scenery! Our cottage at AA Lodge at Masai Mara.
The Great Rift Valley in Kenya, a few miles south of the Equator on the drive to Masai Mara Preserve. This is where the oldest human remains were found, said to be the start of civilization, where the Garden of Eden was.

14 January 2016

The amazing farewell ceremony the last day at FAFU. Sweet girl named Beril, loved her!
Arts and crafts with 2nd graders
At FAFU school, hanging out with the kids. Aly and Amanda recording height/weights of the students.
Driving through Kibera. Getting back in the van to head home, our guards who stay with us in Kibera.
Our hotel, Gracia Gardens, and Tony - the NY architect in charge of building the high school.

13 January 2016

Christmas party at FAFU school - all got stockings and lots of smiles
Driving through Kibera
Soweto Academy and Health Clinic, on the other side of Kibera
Soccer/sports fields

12 January 2016

Driving through Kibera
FAFU school - Day 2

11 January 2016

Facing the Future School - 1st day

10 January 2016

Hotel pool with Emmett
Elephant orphanage - 1 year old feeding from a baby bottle!
Elephant orphanage

9 January 2016

The bohemeth that got us to Nairobi
Landing in Amsterdam