Kenya Concluded.

There isn't much more to say about our Kenyan safari (you can read my prior posts here and here ) its an experience I will never forget. It was everything I hope for in a trip - an exotic experience, luxurious accomadations, learning about different cultures, good weather and something beautiful to photograph. For those that are thinking of it, jump on a plane and go right now - you will not regret it. So while there isn't much more to say, I have plenty more to show you. Let's get to the snaps.

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In addition to the animals, we also spent a few hours visiting a Masai village.
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Right before we were set to leave I had a little run in with nature at lunch. Mr. Monkey wanted my bread. Even though it wasn't at all dangerous, I screamed my head off. Amazed I managed to press the shutter button.

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It was only three days but it did feel like a lot longer. Maybe because its such a foreign experience? But I completely forgot about home for the entire time. But we had to go home sometime.

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Back on the tin can to Nairobi before we took the long ride home.

36 comments:

  1. Oh, love the comment "let's get to the snaps"!!
    Beautiful pics......I would have never been able to get a pic of the monkey stealing the food, you are a very brave woman!

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  2. The women of the Masai village are beyond gorgeous - and the jewelry is inspiring me!

    And I've been daydreaming about the giraffe/balloon photo ever since you posted it to your Flickr.

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  3. Looks likely a truly amazing experience...

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  4. I don't judge. I think if a monkey stole my bread, you would be able to hear me screaming all the way back in the States.

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  5. amazing! I love the photos with the balloons.

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  6. Those are stunning photos. Looks like you had quite the adventure. Thanks for sharing your vacation with us!
    xoxo
    Lila Ferraro

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  7. Crazy that all of that was just 3 days!

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  8. I googled the place you stayed and showed my husband. We hope to make it there someday, and these photos are just more enticement!
    Janell

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  9. The photos of the giraffe and balloons are lovely!

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  10. These are truly amazing. What an experience.

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  11. The trip of a lifetime, indeed! So jealous!

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  12. Those pictures are stunning! The ones with the hot air balloons in the background are amazing!

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  13. Your photos are breathtaking!

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  14. Beautiful photos! I am always in awe of the light and movement you capture... I need to buy a few for my apt re-deux!

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  15. Gorgeous photos. What a vacation of a lifetime! My parents went a few years ago and loved the baby elephants the most.

    Thanks for sharing.

    xo,
    cristin

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  16. Beautiful photos! I love travelling vicariously through you haha.

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  17. Your pictures are just beyond the beyond. You are so incredibly talented, the first one with the lion is perfection! Beautiful!

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  18. my sister lived there for 2 years and never got to go... fortunately i was the lucky recipient of tons of masai jewelry!

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  19. I am insanely jealous. This is my must see destination! Luckeeee

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  20. I love the image of the giraffe and the balloon. What an amazing trip! I have always heard about the monkeys. Your trips are so amazing!

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  21. AAh, these are amazing. I especially love the warthog, even though they are supposed to be ugly, scary and mean. I think they are darn cute!

    I get sad whenever I see pictures of Kenya and the Masai tribe - right after I graduated from college in 2008 I was set to spend 6 months with them, living in huts and teaching them and helping them install irrigation with a volunteer group. I was looking forward to it so much, but as the dates got closer civil riots started breaking out throughout Kenya, and gangs were driving around and shooting innocent civilians. The trip was inevitably cancelled and I've never had the chance to go.

    I'm still young though - maybe someday I'll be able to take my trip to Kenya! I hope so.

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  22. Your photos are fantastic!

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  23. RebeccaNYC4:52 AM

    Oh if only I had the resources to go! You went all the way to Kenya and only spent 3 days? It must have taken as long to get there as you stayed! Beautiful "snaps"!

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  24. Hi Mrs L. I love Your Photos I especially enjoyed Thailand.
    I am a Kenyan Living in Nairobi and would like to assure you that exercising the usual amount of caution one exercise in any foreign city the most disturbing thing one would encounter here is the insane traffic situation.
    Report of riots in early Jan 2008 are greatly exaggerated and guns to arm gangs are not that freely available in Kenya-yes there were some isolated incidents of arson.Kenya is a beautiful African country with some problems -mainly poverty and figuring out who we are but we are no Rwanda nor are we DR Congo.
    Dramatically negative reports such as the ones you found discourage tourism the main forex earner and take jobs away from hotel workers and those lovely maasai women who no doubt sold you jewelry thus compounding the poverty problem.
    thank you for ignoring those reports and visiting and am sorry for the long comment.
    A lot is said about us Africans and we are never given the chance to tell our side of the story.
    On the Nairobi tourist circuit; the carnivore, Karen Blixen museum, Nairobi national park,maasai market.....
    Asante Sana na Karibu Kenya tena!

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  25. Stefanie - the photos of this trip have been my absolute favorite of yours - they are stunning. I cannot even get over the photos of the giraffes with the hot air balloons in the background - gorgeous - I am definitely going to need to purchase those. What an amazing talent you have!

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  26. Beautiful photos.

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  27. amazing. i am DYING to go to africa! and that might be the cutest little warthog i ever did see. i'm sure they're not so cute in person though!

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  28. Oh~ WOW! Giraffes and hot air balloons in the same photo?! That has to be one of the most gorgeous sites ever!

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  29. I just love looking at your photos, they are so gorgeous and inspiring. I've been dreaming of taking a safari for a long time. It's on my bucket list. Hopefully I'll get to go soon!

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  30. Mrs. Limestone the hippo photo is PERFECTION!

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  31. "Gasp" you are soooo lucky! These shots are amazing!!!

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  32. Beautiful, beautiful photos! This looks like the trip of a lifetime. I just love the photos of the giraffe with the balloon in the background. Gorgeous!

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  33. I feel like telling you these photos are beyond amazing wouldn't be enough, seriously. I think you should submit them to National Geographic!

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  34. a la mode maven10:13 AM

    I went to Kenya in 2007, helped in an AIDS orphanage and then went on safari as well- flew the tin can as well (that made me laugh)....hiking Hell's Gate was a fav too....you have inspired me to do a blog post on my trip...so far I have only blogged about a few beach trips (I have only been blogging for 3 weeks so I have a lot of catching up to do). Your blog is very inspiring. I am just a stay at home mom, and former medical device sales rep, but have ALWAYS loved home decor, design and all things fabulous. xoxo Shelli
    http://alamodemaven.blogspot.com/search/label/Travel

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  35. my son is in Africa now....and I cannot wait to hear all about it!
    He returns next week.
    pve

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  36. Wow looks like you had an amazing trip, love the pictures!

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