Lake Naivasha

So, if you’re savy, you’ll have found Megan Steele’s blog that she is writing while here in Kenya and you can have twice the reading pleasure!  On days that I seem just too worn out to get anything onto the blog…it is nice…because she has often written one!

Anyhow, this is about a week late, but I thought I’d share some pictures from our Lake Naivasha adventure last weekend starting of course with a stop for coffee at Java House:


We then drove up from Nairobi through Limuru, a beautiful lush farming town:july 09 158

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From Limuru, we drove up until we reached the end of the Great Rift Valley  Truly, pictures do not do it justice, but here’s a go of it:

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From there we approached the town of Navaisha where we made a brief stop so I could go to the bathroom….ahh, my first experience with a squat toilet.  Lovely.  I don’t have a picture of that, but imagine it on the side of a service station, with a raggedly old wooden door, padlocked from the outside (latched from the inside thankfully), with a hole in the floor, a pull handle and NOTHING else.  Pretty darn gross, but when you’ve held it for 3 hours, sometimes you take what you can get.


Ian and the kids then hid from the 7 cats at the YellowGreen Restaurant that ended up jumping up and stealing chicken off of Megan’s plate:










Then after lunch, off to the lake that we accessed from the Naivasha Country Club:


















Ok, so I’ve been working on this darn post for like 4 days now, and it really looks like this is all of the pictures that I am going to successfully load on here.  It was a beautiful trip and we had a great time.  Megan has a great picture of one of the hippos we saw on the lake on her blog.


4 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by connie clemens on July 26, 2009 at 10:04 pm

    I’m not savy so haven’t found Megan’s blog…Help me, pleeeaaase!


  2. Posted by Barb Palmer on July 27, 2009 at 1:18 am

    Can you actually go in/get your feet in the lake? We were not even allowed to dip our toes into Lake Victoria. I am always stunned by the contrasts you describe — there is a “country club” in Kenya? Even having been there, I don’t have a “handle” on all these different elements of life. How did the “doctor” visit go?


  3. Posted by vicki steele on July 27, 2009 at 5:16 pm

    Connie: is Megan’s blog.


  4. Posted by Karissa on July 28, 2009 at 3:23 am

    Hey you guys! Just got back from a 2 week trip away and I’m getting caught up on your blog. Looks like a fun trip you had. What kind of animals are in the lake in that last picture?


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