Count down begins. Last day of school for the kids today and last two days of work for me before we set sail for the shores of Africa. Sort of sounds like I am an explorer, sort of feels like one. Those of you who are staying behind can live this trip vicariously. To start with here is the itinerary.
Jaicks & Fernandi Kenya Itinerary
Mon 15 Arrive 9:40 p.m. Brussels Airlines #7811
Tue 16 Nairobi Tour – buy cigars perhaps?
Wed 17 Safari: to Lake Baringo
Depart Nairobi in the morning, stopping enroute to view the spectacular Great Rift Valley. Lunch enroute then camp at Lake Baringo, a world famous bird sanctuary, late in the afternoon. Boat trip to see the hippos and crocodiles.
Thurs 18 Safari: to Nakuru via Lake Bogoria
A 30km drive south to the spectacular Lake Bogoria with the [very] hot springs. Don’t fall in. Flamingos live here and you can explore on foot. Lunch and then proceed to lake Nakuru national park famous for its bird life for a game drive. Overnight in a campsite outside town.
Fri 19 Safari: to Maasai Mara
We head south to Narok, camping in our permanent campsite on the Talek River, which is at the edge of the park by afternoon. Here we have stand-up tents with beds for use, if not occupied, otherwise we pitch tent. Hot showers are available in the camp and meals are served in the dinning mess or in the open.
Sat 20 Safari: Maasai Mara
From the base camp, we experience the Mara Magic; packed with elephant, zebra, rhino, lion and all kinds of game throughout the year, with the spectacular wildebeest migration from Serengeti mainly in July and August.
Sun 21 Safari: Maasai Mara
Same as Saturday
Mon 22 Safari: to Nairobi
We break camp and drive to Narok where Maasai souvenirs can be bought, then back to Nairobi by late afternoon.
Tue 23 (Linda to office in morning) – Tour of my office and downtown?
Wed 24 Morning off?, then to Lamu dep. 14:00 and arr. 15:10 (Air Kenya)
Thurs 25 Lamu
Fri 26 Lamu
Sat 27 Lamu a.m, then depart for Nairobi 15:40, arrive 17:35 (Air Kenya)
Sun 28 Maasai Market (souvenirs) + National Museum + Diamond Plaza
Mon 29 Karen (orphan elephants, giraffe feeding, etc.) + departure 10:40 p.m. Brussels Airlines