Jambo from Kenya!

Jun 10th, 2010, 04:23 AM
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Jambo from Kenya!

Just thought I would take advantage of bush internet and post a hello from the Mara! Trip has been fantastic! Best weather we have ever had in Africa too. 3 days at Lewa, 3 days at Saruni Samburu behind us and 4 to go at Bateleur. Babies everywhere. Had a great dinner and game drive with Sandi at Lewa. It was a nice treat to meet a Fodorite.

I have been adding some posts to my blog for those interested in some of the sights...

www.njwight.tumblr.com

cheers and thanks again to all who helped me sort this out.
nj
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Jun 10th, 2010, 04:58 AM
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How exciting! The pictures are great. Is the Samburu area recovering from the flood? Hope the rest of the trip is just as good as the beginning.
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Jun 10th, 2010, 08:40 AM
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Glad you're having a great trip! Thanks for checking in.
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Jun 10th, 2010, 09:29 AM
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Loved the cheekie elie and of course the giraffe blissfully eating! Thanks for sharing.
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Jun 11th, 2010, 12:58 AM
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The Samburu people are remarkably hopeful about Kalama. The flood was a disaster and they told us if it had come at night there would have been tragic results instead of the 19 deaths they suffered. They have lost 90% of their livestock and are having a very hard time. We had a really good visit in their community and visited their school, which they are very proud of. Wonderful people.

Popped some lazy hippos up on the blog today and saw 7 hyena pups last night-adorable. We had never seen hyena pups and they were so curious. Going back tonight...

cheers
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Jun 11th, 2010, 04:05 AM
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Great hippos! Thanks for the update.
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Jun 11th, 2010, 08:55 PM
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Thanks for the pictures .I like that Lilac Breasted Roller.

They are like a rainbow when they fly !!
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Jun 12th, 2010, 12:32 AM
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Found a den full of heyena pups yesterday-what a sight! Pictures will go up tonight. Also this morning got to watch a big male lion calling his ladies-another first for me.

cheers!
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Jun 12th, 2010, 05:52 AM
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Nancej, Your site is gorgeous, from giant lazy hippos to tiny insects.
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Jun 12th, 2010, 06:59 AM
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Just loved the dragonflies and that blue butterfly on the green! Amazing. Glad you are having a great trip.
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Jun 12th, 2010, 09:15 AM
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Karibu Nancie!

Excellent pics!

I am sure you are having a great time!

Great you are keeping us in to perspective.....more than just a bit of jealousy here on my side ;-)

Safe travels and many happy landings......

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Jun 13th, 2010, 10:54 AM
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Well I must say I am thrilled tomorrow morning I am not getting up at 5:30! But not so thrilled we are now in Nairobi and no more wildlife-accept the guy across the hall...

Had a fabulous encounter with about 20 hippos at sunset yesterday and they treated us to a serenade and some terrific yawns. Some pics going up soon. ALso had a lot of fun tracking down the blue and copper tail monkeys in Kitchwa Tembo/Bateleur camps. (put some pics up tonight) They were hard to catch in the thick canopy but were amusing to watch as they made their way to the common area for tea time. The Mara was rough going and my osteopath will make some serious coin re-aligning my neck and spine back home.

THanks for the nice comments on the photos...will be adding lots in the coming weeks.

Lala salama.
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Jun 15th, 2010, 04:21 PM
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We will be waiting for more photos.... Yes , now that you ask , I am jealous
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Jun 18th, 2010, 06:48 AM
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Percy-put up photos yesterday of a 3 day old elie we spent lots of time watching in Samburu. What a little miracle. Www.njwight.tumblr.com

more going up every couple of days! Having withdrawl!

Cheers
NJ
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Jun 19th, 2010, 01:22 PM
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Nancie, your pictures are great!
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Jun 19th, 2010, 01:30 PM
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Great pictures , everyone of them.

I reviewed all your pictures again!!

Keep them coming, it is a delight to see
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Jun 20th, 2010, 12:05 PM
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Thanks again! I put up a little "tail" for today... ;-)
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