Lake Baringo, then on to Eldoret
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I got up around 5.30 and sat around the hot coals I was the first up so I just had a cup of tea and chatted to Pete the cook and Emanuel the tour leader they said it takes a few days to get used to camping. It was comfy enough last night. I did get a bit worried when I heard some kind of animal at the back of my tent in the night.
We did get told if we have to go toliet flash a tourch around first and check for hippos because they come out at night to eat, and if you spook it and your in it's way of getting back to the lake it will charge at you and there are a lot of deaths from hippos. Nice
After breaky we meet the local guide and went out on the boats on lake baringo; it was a lot calmer then yesterday.
We saw a lot of different birds some very colourful I took some photos of the herring etc. It was very peaceful on the lake with amazing views I really enjoyed it. We then went and seen the Massai fishermen where we bought some fish to feed the fish eagles. He had a little dug out boat and bits of wood as oars they used nets to get the fish if was funny to see. He gave us this wet wood that the guide stuffed into the fishes mouth into its belly so it would float.
We went along and they found where the fish eagles were they would whistle at them then he said get ready to try and get a photo.
We then had a long drive to Eldoret. The drive was long but we could look out of the windows and see the landscape and people. We arrived at the campsite and got shown where every thing was.
We had tea and a chat , today the leaders set up a roster and put us in teams I am with Sue f, Anne and Helen we all take it in turns to do truck duty which is clean the inside of the truck, kitchen help so help Pete prepare the food or washing and dying duty.
It is so funny we dry the plates etc by flapping them in the air to air dry it must look very strange for passers by.
The campsite is really nice the bar area is incredible a lot of money must have been spent here. There is like mini water features all around and a great big fire, which we all sat around all, had a chat. I am having conversations know and getting to know more about the people I am travelling with and I am getting on with everybody .
The weather here isn’t that great there were rivers of water going through the town and to here.