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Nakuru, Kenya

Hello All,

I have to be very quick because we have just stopped for a lunch break so I don't have long.

I had the worst journey ever getting here (Its a long Story involving 3 cancelled flights and a detour via Saudi and Dubai)... but I got here Tuesday nights.

I met the group across town on Wednesday morning. Everyone is very nice. Mostly late 20s, people that have worked for a few years and then decided to go on an adventure. A mix of brits, Kiwis and Canadians. After introductions we got on the bus.. and headed through the Great Rift Valley

The truck is big and yellow and fits 24 passengers. There are 13 of us at the moment and we are picking up another 10 when we pass back through Nairobi. We have lockers under our seats, a safe in the floor and on the outside lots of storage for fuel, water, camping gear and the kitchen.

Yesterday we spent the day doing Safari which was ace. We saw antelope, giraffes, zebras, white and black Rhino and a shed load of flamingos.

Its going into raining season at the moment and we had a big down pour yesterday. Pretty smug that I've got my walking boots and waterproof jacket but the next 2 weeks are going to be WET until we head down south. I wish I'd packed waterproof trousers and a hat!

Tonight we are bush camping (camping in the middle of nowhere) in a forest near the Ugandan border. I am on cook group so I've just been to the market to buy all the ingredients for jacket potatos and vege chilli. We are cooking over an open fire so I've stocked up on marshmellows too.

Anyway have to dash because the truck is leaving soon. We are heading north east towards Uganda today.

me! x

permalink written by  lizziecarver on October 22, 2010 from Nakuru, Kenya
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