is that, one day, we can reunite in
Kenya to do it all once again.
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Timau, a four-hour drive from
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images before the riders made
their way to a nearby watering
hole to give the horses a welcome
drink before returning to camp.
It had been a five-hour ride, and
lunch was calling.
Another relaxed afternoon saw
us take to the Jeep for some more
game viewing across the western
side of the ranch. Deep in the
valley we spotted some female
elephants and their calves on the
move. Our road trip back to camp
gave us a prime opportunity to
spot some nocturnal animals,
such as the adorable bush babies
heading out on their nightly
A tip-o; that night alerted
me to a surprise bush breakfast
on the hill overlooking Mt.
Kenya. This was one of the
many highlights of the week
for everyone as we gazed in
amazement at a large herd of
gira;es (called a “journey”) as
they passed just a few hundred
yards from our table.
As the riders moved on after
breakfast, a guide and I took the
game Jeep toward one of the
many watering holes and saw
a herd of some 40 elephants
wandering in for a morning dip.
To be able to watch such a
close family community wallow
in their mud bath was truly
memorable, and one of the main
topics of conversation that night.
The other was our brief sighting
of a lone leopard setting o; for a
night’s hunting at dusk.
As we gathered for our final
breakfast, not surprisingly, no
one wanted to leave. Our time at
Lolldaiga Ranch had sadly come
to an end, and we now prepared
to make the four-hour ride back
to Olepangi Farm, where we went
our separate ways.
We had arrived as strangers,
but left as good friends. The hope