Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Safari and Tea

That a crop duster in the sky

Wednesday, Jan 22: Safari Day 1
What an experience a safari is—warm, eucalyptus washcloths for our hands, mango juice, and the friendly Jambos from the African staff made for a warm welcome. Met a spine orthopedic surgeon from Alaska who offed me an Alaskan rotation. (stay tuned…) 

Cattle we passed during our car ride to the Masai Mara
A construction site
Rafiki with her baby
Our ridiculously amazing accommodations 
Hippos who lived in the river outside our tent
Hippos are super loud animals and will keep you up at night
Caribou are my favorite animals of the antelope variety 
A giraffe family

Thursday, Jan 23: Safari Day 2. Saw elephants and lions today! And a cheetah eating a recent caribou kill. The staff here know us by name and bring coffee/tea to our tent in the morning for a very friendly wake up call.

Cheetah brothers!

An early safari with the traditional Masai blanket


Enjoying some Stoney's with the elephants

An example of traditional Masai get up

White Rhinos

The orphanage mama--someone I'd want to be friends with if I lived in Kenya


Friday, Jan 24: Left the safari resort and went back to join a meeting at a nearby orphanage/missionary school for Bible quizzing. So impressed by the ability of kids to memorize scripture. Met an awesome teacher/orphanage mama named Selina. She taught me Kipsigis for the hospital.

Such a blessing to see healthy kids!! 
 Saturday, Jan 25: Morning sunrise hike to Motigo—so beautiful! Then to Findlay’s Tea Factory in Kericho. An incredible inside look into the details that go into making tea. 6,000 acres of tea plants! It makes for a breathtaking view.
Motigo hike for a sunrise with the crew pictured below! 


Taste testing. Our tour guide told us he drinks about 20 cups of tea daily. Kenyans take chai very seriously. 



  1. So beautiful! I can't wait to hear about your trip and all the joy you've captured. <3