Just after entering the park we got quite excited when a woman in a big Land Rover stopped to tell us that she had just seen two female lions with five cubs just walking down the road! She gave us directions to the spot where she had last seen them and wished us luck. Unfortunately, after driving to the spot she had indicated, we learned from another group that the lions had gone off into the forested area a few minutes before. Drat!
Oh well. It was only the beginning of the day and there were many more animals to see. We drove on...kind of aimlessly because they did not give us a map at the entrance. We would spot an animal in the distance (thanks to our expert spotters in the sunroof!) and then try to drive toward it to get a better look. Sometimes this worked and sometimes the roads didn't cooperate and took us off onto another area altogether.
|African Cape Buffalo|
|Crested Crane and Gazelle|
|Giraffe just ten yards from our car|
|"Leopard Cliffs Lookout" one of the only spots you are encouraged to get out of your car...the girls were not convince this was a good idea!|
|Giraffe and the Nairobi Skyline|
The real thrill of the day was a little driving lesson from Appa! The girls each got turns taking the wheel, something they had never been given the chance to do before. And believe me, this was no smooth road! There were puddles and pot holes to weave in and out of - such fun.
|Mama Rhino and baby|