Kenya day 7: lake Nakuru

April 06, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

April 6th, 2013

 

We are happy to be back with our friend Jackson.  We arrive at around noon in Nakuru Lion hill lodge for lunch. We get some nice connecting rooms which is good so that we can check on my youngest daughter as she still has stomach problems and fever and the immodium does not work.  At 2.30 pm we leave for an early game drive as at 3.00 pm local time I should take a picture for the photo project "one minute on earth" of my friend Kujaja.  Weather is unfortunately bad and it rains heavily. Lake Nakuru is famous for its millions of flamingo's but due to the high water levels there are only a handfull around. My planned image of a pink lake is not going to work out. Half an hour time to find a location. We see some buffalo's, a group of impala's using a large tree as umbrella, a few zebra's. Time has come to take the picture for one minute on earth so I go for a group of endangered white rhino grazing at a distance. Not the image I had in mind and I have taken much better images than that one. Rhino's need protection against poaching so the message may outweigh the quality of the image.

 

 

 

We continue our game drive and find a rare aardwolf. It looks like a mixture between a hyena and a wild dog. My daughters' running joke is "are there  here any wild dogs ?"...there are supposed to be two in Nakuru...so who knows......but we have seen today a  perhaps even more rare aardwolf, an animal only eating termites and other insects.

 

 


 

 


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