First off, I wanted to let you know that the reason I haven't blogged isn't because I'm being held hostage at the Westgate Shopping Mall in Nairobi. It's because Kenya is not keen on wifi - and out near the game reserves it is almost non-existant. I've got another 30 minutes before the electricity goes off and the connectivity at tonight's lodge is spotty and slow at best.
So, no photos for a few more days until I reach civilization again. Other than wanting to let everyone know how it's going - I haven't missed technology. As long as I have a functioning camera and enough electricity to charge my camera batteries I'm a happy girl.
I've been through 3 game reserves in four days - some of them for multiple game drives. It has been absolutely amazing and I can hardly wait to show you the best of the best photos. I've seen four of 'the big five' - lions, elephants, rhino and buffalo. The leopard was elusive. But I've also seen many other animals including giraffes, a cheetah and more zebras, wildebeests and gazelles you can count. But I'll give a show and tell at a later date.
Have two game drives tomorrow to see more elephants in Amboseli National Park and head back to Nairobi on Wednesday for a flight to Mombassa. I'm spending four days in Bamburi - a beachside tourist community where I am hoping to do some snorkeling with my waterproof camera and also explore some of the coastal forests (with a guide to deal with any snakes or other unwanted creatures).