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Oddysey into Laikipia, Kenya

On a dusty bend in the road north between Nairobi and Nanyuki, Gordie Church lurked in ambush sporting flat cap and razor sharp side burns. A long awaited re-union with a gangly old friend and Felicia on their shamba, resting in between safaris. A fitting start, over a few Tuskers, to 5 weeks in Kenya, exploring the north and then onto Lamu Island, an original Swahili settlement on the coast of East Africa.
Next stop was to see some friends of Sarah’s, Jordie and Steve Carey, who have just opened Laikipia Wilderness Camp a couple of hours drive from Nanyuki, set in striking scenery overlooking a bend in the river. We flycamped, swam in the river, tracked wild dog, gorged on wild honey, listened to a lion kill a zebra to be attacked by hyena, at close range, in pitch blackness – a thrilling experience. We saw a community in harmony with nature, with wildlife and cattle living side by side, and experienced a remarkable region of Africa.

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andrewfarrantreply
November 23, 2012 at 08:11 AM

Great pics. Did you just sleep out in the open, no protection in that one pic? Loved the pic of the dogs watching the wild dogs!

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November 23, 2012 at 08:11 AM
– In reply to: andrewfarrant

Joseph was in charge of predators, but I think he slept all night

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