|Day one in Africa:)|
We have had a pretty full day thus far. We met our wonderful Maasai host, Tyson, today. He and his family have graciously offered to let us stay with them while we are in Kimana. Tyson, Agoi, and Jeff took us in and around Nairobi today. Mike would like to mention that we saw a man walking down the street with a Sonics Shawn Kemp jersey...it was awesome! We visited the Karen Blixen house and museum (all you Out of Africa fans will know who she is) near the Ngoa mountains. It was absolutely beautiful! We then travelled to the African Fund for Endangered Wildlife, a.k.a. the Giraffe Centre, which is a giraffe orphanage that was originally started in the late seventies to protect Rothschild giraffes who were at risk of becoming extinct. They roam free and eventually return to the wild. I have attached pictures because no words can describe how beautiful these giraffes are...although one almost knocked me down with his head because I was not given her any food. We were both a little nervous about feeding the giraffes, but apparently it does not compromise their ability to return to the wild to feed themselves and, more importantly, they do not have any upper teeth in the front (so no biting...says the anxious nurse:))
We are leaving Nairobi tomorrow to head out to the Staff of Hope clinic in Karero which is a very rural area. I believe we will spend one night there and then will travel to Kimana on Wednesday. Jeff, Agoi, and Tyson have been so welcoming and informative. We are quickly learning our Swahili and look forward to getting settled in the bush. I am not sure what the connectivity will be like over the next few days, but we will try to write again soon.
|Property at Karen Blixen's house|
|Karen Blixen's house|