All posts filed under: Holidays

Christmas in Lamu

This year, continuing our tradition of spending the holidays local, we went to Lamu. We were on Lamu Island and stayed at the Kizingoni Beach Bandas. I can’t tell you much about Lamu town, Shela, or anything else about the island. We didn’t leave the beach. We were not near either town. We were exhausted. All we wanted to do was hang out on the beach and relax. So, that’s what we did. Here’s that little crab wiggling about: Our one excursion was to go snorkeling. The water was a big rough so visibility was poor. But, I love the ocean and even a bad snorkel is a fun experience for me. It was a much needed break. Rest and relaxation proved to be the best Christmas presents we could give ourselves. So, that’s it. That’s this post. I will have a review of Kizingoni next week, followed by a review of Yapperville, where Oreo spent her Christmas vacation. I hope your Christmas was as peaceful and enjoyable as our and wish you all a …

Merry Christmas

Happy Holidays from south of the Equator. I can no longer imagine Christmas without the warm Kenyan sun. We did up country game drives the past two Christmases. This year it’s all about the beach. Oreo is at Yapperville having her own vacation. Next year we hope to return to the Kenyan coast…and maybe with more than one dog! I hope you’re all having a fantastic holiday season however you choose to celebrate.

Don’t Go To These Camps/Lodges

During our trip to the Maasai Mara, we unfortunately witnessed a lot of humans behaving badly. This was during our view of the river crossing of the Great Migration. We were on the Mara Triangle side, the western part of the Maasai Mara National Reserve. The terrible people were on the other side of the Mara River, on the eastern part of the Reserve. While we, and the other vehicles on the Triangle side stayed at an appropriate distance and made sure to not obstruct the animals, on the other side of the river the cars and trucks were ghastly. Not only did they block the entry to the parts of the river where the animals could cross, but they moved constantly. As soon as some wildebeest would find an area, a dozen cars would rush to that spot and wind up blocking the path. Part of the problem is that many people suck. The other part of the problem is that the Narok County Council, which manages the eastern part of the park, doesn’t …