Rift Valley

Lucky Escape

on Monday, 21 January 2013. Posted in 2013, Rift Valley, Photography, Kenya

Lucky Escape

Mum consoling its newborn calf after what was evidently a rough night. Note the puncture and scratch wounds on the bottom end of the neck and up by the ear. This lucky one lived to fight another day!

Lake Nakuru Sunrise

on Thursday, 17 January 2013. Posted in 2013, Rift Valley, Photography, Kenya

Lake Nakuru Sunrise

Getting down to Lake Nakuru at sunrise is so worth it!

Young White Rhino

on Tuesday, 15 January 2013. Posted in 2013, Rift Valley, Photography, Kenya

Young White Rhino

Young white rhino with head up in Nakuru.

Rhino, rain and ramblings around the fire

on Thursday, 30 June 2011. Posted in Rift Valley, 2011, Kenya

Lake Nakuru, Kenya

Rhino, rain and ramblings around the fire

The quick flight from the dry plains of Lewa into the lush green Great Rift Valley was a little bumpy. Visibility was not great as we glided through a couple of rain showers but as we descended Lake Nakuru opened up below us shimmering in the golden evening light. A beautiful sight and a stark contrast to Lewa with its pink flamingo lined shores and yellow barked fever tree forests hugging the escarpment. The car was waiting for us and we headed out on our first game drive towards our private luxury mobile camp.

Lake Nakuru

on Wednesday, 27 October 2010. Posted in Rift Valley, Kenya, 2010

One of the world’s greatest bird spectacles, ‘stroopwafels’ – one of the world’s greatest waffles

Lake Nakuru

‘Andy you have to try stroopwafels (syrup waffle in Dutch), there is nothing quite like them, once you start you are addicted, they are heel lekker!’ Rene and Lidy said. So on the way to Lake Nakuru I got my first taste of one and let me tell you what, 2 thin slices of waffle with home made caramel, they were not wrong. The stroopwafel is truly a culinary delight. But were the Dutch ready for Lake Nakuru and the wildlife equivalent of a stroopwafel?! Having finally got through the Park gate and the mind blowing bureaucracy of Africa behind us we were into the animals immediately. We had to hang back a little and take our time, as the mobile camp was moving with us from Solio in one day, but that was not difficult as we drove along the flamingo lined shores of the Lake. Plenty of buffalo, impala, waterbuck, giraffe, zebra, baboons and a lioness up a tree just around the corner from our beautiful forest lined campsite.