Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Am off....

So, will be quiet for the next couple of days as we are finally off on our mini-safari!
We will spend a couple of days in the Masai Mara and then on to Lake Nakuru. Should be really cool. Coming from an island where the biggest animal we have is a cow, you can of course understand our excitement. Granted we have been to the Mole Game Park in Ghana, where we saw a fair amount of elephants, some antelopes and wild pigs but yes, finally a chance to see the big five! Well worth the bread and water we will be rationed to for the next couple months or so.

We already had a 'dry-run' on the weekend as we went to visit the elephant orphanage and the giraffe center. Really impressed with the efforts at conservation and public awareness about wildlife. Keeping our fingers crossed that we will actually see some of the wildebeest migration. Though it isn't that time of the year the tour guide mentioned that late last week there was a first jump (i.e. crossing).

Will make sure to have plenty of pictures and plenty of posts when I am connected again!

8 comments:

Nana Yaw Asiedu said...

Have great fun, Denise, and come back with stories for us. Pray tell, who are the big five? I reckon the lion/leopard is/are one of the five?

Sijui said...

lucky devil!!

posekyere said...

Denise,

What a relish!
I call it a feast for the heart, soul and body. May your discourse with mother nature rejuvinate us all.

JUICYPERRYLICKS! said...

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Denise said...

Hi Nana Yaw - the big 5 are: leopard, zebra, lion, rhino and elephant. The million dollar question seems to be why are they the big five. No one was able to tell us that. Was cool though. Really cool.

Denise said...

Sijui, it was so cool. Didn't really know what to expect, but yes, it did meet my expectations and more. Will fill you in over the next couple of days.

Denise said...

Posekyere, it was a feast as you so aptly described it. Came back feeling rejuvenated and refreshed more than I had been in a long time. Plenty of reflections - including some for posting - over the next couple days.

Denise said...

Juicyperrylicks, welcome! A connection is always good. Will have a look-see at your site too.