Tuesday, August 31, 2010

African adventures

It was quite exciting to start the first week off by going to the Nairobi Giraffe park, where you could hand feed the giraffe's. Of course Savannah was not too excited to do so once she saw the long tongue come out and then leave a long string of saliva from its mouth to your hand. Naomi and I were both content to take a lot of pictures. Lexi was quite fascinated with the whole thing. She seems to love adventure and is a bit more daring than Savannah.

We were then off on a Safari drive, where we saw many different animals, but I would have to say I was most fascinated with the Giraffe's and Zebra's. Maybe it was because we saw so many, but I loved to watch how graceful they were as they would run or walk. We were able to drive quite close to both without any concern. At times I felt they would stop and strike a pose for us to take a picture.
As the day was drawing to a close, it was more and more concerning for Michael to figure out how to get us back home without a map, or any signs for directions. I guess it would have been a good idea to have a guide along with us. Oh well we all had a good time. Never did we see Simba, (Any wild cats) however we did see Ostriches, Gazelles, Impala ( African Deer like animal), Antelope, Wart Hogs (ugly things), and many kinds of birds.

Our last venture to see wild life was to the Animal Orphanage. A place that has rescued animals that were in need of assistance. The girls especially enjoyed seeing the animals up close. The Monkeys were camera shy in the cages behind the girls.
This part of our adventures Dani Winnie enjoyed with us, so the grandma's had fun with the grand-babies.
We finally got to see simba. There were several wild cats in the orphanage. 1 male Lion, several females, same adorable babies, and many Cheetahs, and Leopards.

Then onto the birdsAnother adventure time well spent.

1 comment:

Naomi said...

Yay! You're getting some great blogs in with fun pics. I'll follow suit eventually too. :-) Thanks again Mom for sharing the adventure with us. It was such a blessing to have you there and I really enjoy globe-trotting with you. Love from Texas!