Samburu Reserve and Village

We had set our alarm for 5:00 am, which came way too soon. Despite the low whomp-whomp of the ceiling fan and the occasional clatter of monkeys scampering across the roof, we had slept pretty well. The shower--tiled as nicely as the one at home--offered a warm if weak stream...

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Nairobi to Samburu

Even though we went to bed late last night and were kept awake for a while after that by a howling dog fight right outside our window, we still had to get up at 6:00 am so we could eat breakfast and be ready to leave by 7:15. As we...

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On our way to Kenya

To our great surprise, we actually were able to sleep last night. When Mark and Lynn arrived at 8:15 a.m. to take us to the airport, we were ready and waiting. Traffic was not as heavy as we had anticipated for a Friday morning, so we arrived at Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky...

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Prologue to Kenya: Immunity Challenges

Our trip to Africa—planned with friends Lynn & Mark and Jody & Dyrk, and on our calendar since November 2017—began feeling real about the end of May, when we realized that we’d better get our immunizations. Until Michael started researching what we needed and where we could get them, we...

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