Nairobi Travel Blog› entry 7 of 10 › view all entries
September 20th, 2006 – by: Emster109
Dad and Kakuta had a talk so I decided to go to the pool. I slathered on sunscreen, but the sun is so strong here that after only a few minutes I could feel myself burning.
Later, we went on an evening safari. Zebras and wildebeests were everywhere, crossing the road and meandering around. I really like the zebras; theyre very surreal. We also saw elephants, hippos, ostrich, hyenas, lions and warthogs! It was like I was in the Lion King. It was so cute though, we saw a mom and a baby elephant in the water and the baby kept trying to nurse but it couldnt get under its mom because of the water. It tried anyway though and kept sinking into the marsh! Every now and then youd see its trunk stick out for air. We also went to an observation hill and saw Cape buffalo, which apparently are the most dangerous animal in Africa. Hippos are really dangerous too. Speaking of hippos, Kakuta pointed out a hippo in the water a very long way away and it took me about an hour to actually see it. I swear, he has crazy good vision; it was just a little brown speck in the water!
Im really glad we went on safari but I cant imagine doing that more than one day. I feel very fortunate to have the experience in Merueshi, because that is the real Africa. I really am excited to go back and see the warriors again!
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