THIS WAS WRITTEN on August 11th, but not posted til now. So don’t get confused, it’s out of order!
In transition, 10 minute to write. in nairobi between tent camp on edge of maasai mara in masai village and flights either to home or to So Africa for those of us going on to Botswana. Trip amazing, too much to process while it is happening. Picture:
The ultimate ‘hard eye’ from a lioness 10 ft from YOU while she walks by your van with her cubs.
A leopard getting beat out over a kill by a lion.
Streams of wildebeest drawing lines across the vast and open mara, always led by zebra.
Elegant and yet adorably cute Thompson’s gazelles switching their tails in time to the bumps in the road.
More dust in your hair than you can ever imagine getting out.
Talking to young maasai warriors about their belief that cows = money, and wondering how long they can continue gathering cattle now that they tend to stay in one place.
Making life long friendships with driver guides Joe and John and Hamm, and especially Tony, our own African Angel.
Hearing that Lassie looks all over the house several times a day.. for me? and trying not to turn into a puddle.
gotta go, car leaves for airport in 20 min. next adventure, here we come….
(and everyone is well.. a few tough days for some of us, me included, but everyone doing great, though all ready for a long bath and long sleep!)