Month: December 2013
After a leisurely breakfast, we travelled with Helen to the David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage for baby elephant feeding hour. While we were waiting we saw a Thomson’s gazelle nearby.
The tiny babies came first
Then the bigger ones came for their milk.
Caption competition? “I can shovel my own….” ??
More milk (actually, SMA baby formula from the UK)
I can do this myself
And I can steal another bottle (but it’s an empty)
Not quite got the drinking with my trunk thing – I’ll stick my mouth in the water like other mammals
Time to go home
Helen and Me
One of the elephant stables – the keeps sleep with them on the bunk
From there we went to the Karen Blixen Coffee House, and looked at the Swedo house, the older house that Karen lived in before the house we visited on Saturday.
The restaurant (we had lunch in the garden)
Jua kali (literally “hot sun”) workers work along the roaadside, this is a furniture workshop
And here they make sculptures out of metal (I’d like to take that giraffe home, but think if the excess baggage)
Then back to Helen’s for tea, packing and farewells. Asante sana Helen and James
After our luxurious night in the Intercontinental, we walked (just next door from the hotel) to the Holy Family Basilica for the “English” Mass. Ironically, the hymns were all in kiswahili!
It had rained heavily during mass, and the sky was heavy with grey clouds.
After Mass we checked out of the hotel and took a taxi to Helen and James’ apartment near Junction. After coffee and lunch we headed to Bomas of Kenya, expecting to visit the traditional homesteads and see the traditional dance displays. However, when we got there we discovered another event going on in the main hall (and didn’t realise the traditional dances were in another hall). We bought tickets to the show, which we were told would include traditional dancing and singing and went in…
The event turned out to be a show by / for a girls school. They were supported by The African Boys Choir who were absolutely amazing.
Some of the girls did aa fashion show.
They also sang as a choir, and did a wonderful display of song and dance, but I was so engrossed I failed to take and photos or video.