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Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Kenya 2013 - Day 12

Day 12 was our last day at Africa Hope. We said goodbye to our new friends and then discovered we had to wait because our taxi wasn't there yet. So we did what all Americans would do...we pulled out our cell phones and iPods. Obviously there was service but we could play random songs and have some fun as we waited.
We took the long way back to the guesthouse in Nairobi so we could spend some time at the Nairobi Game Reserve and marvel at God's creation. Remember those Big 5 I mentioned in an earlier post? Well those Big 5 are not only pretty dangerous animals they are incredible to watch in their own habitat and some of the big animals tourist always want to see. Those five are elephants, cape buffalo, lions, rhinos and leopards. We were able to see three of those including some other remarkable creatures on our little safari. Here are just a few of them.
We saw 7 lions, two females with cubs.
This male cub is already starting to grow his mane.
We almost missed this cape buffalo!
We found this small rhino very entertaining, but I'm not sure it liked us.
Look closely. There is a young rhino with this momma.
We saw several different type of deer-like animals, including this gazelle.
This warthog walked right in front where we were going to drive.

This ostrich walked in front of our taxi too.
This trees isn't as tall as you may think but it was still fairly tall.
We saw lots of giraffes, including what I think is the worlds largest!
More baboons! They seem to be wherever people are.
Nature is one of my favorite ways to connect with God so you can imagine how much I loved our adventure on this day. The landscape, the animals, and the company were all such great reflection of God's creativity. He is so amazing!

After a great adventure like this it was sad to think it was time to head back to the guesthouse, repack all of our belongings and get ready to fly home after our last day in Kenya.

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