Africa Safari (Kenya) Pt. 10
It’s our last evening at Lake Nakuru. Our accommodations have been quite different here, more like a highway strip motel from the 1950’s. An adequate dining room for the buffets is complimented by a large gathering room anchored by a handsome wooden bar. Having just returned from our final game drive at this location, I am downloading my images in the midst of scattered gear and clothing covering every square inch of my room. I am hot, tired and the thought of packing up once again for the 5am deadline seems like an impossible task. There is only one solution to this problem, a bar stool with my name on it. Thus, my introduction to a new friend, “Tusker”, a local Kenyan beer brewed with a nice sweet aftertaste. Fortified by three bottles of this exquisite elixir, no situation is insurmountable, that is, if I can stay awake.
Black-faced Vervet Monkey
Grey Crowned Crane
Having the eye of an eagle, especially an African Fish Eagle, has many advantages from a high vantage point.
This White-backed Vulture spreads his wings to dry the morning dew resulting from his evening’s perch.
Greater Blue-eared Starling
At the lake, these Great Cormorants dry their wings…
while the Yellow-billed Stork does his morning primping…
and this Impala works on a naturally occurring salt lick.
And these small gushing tributaries continue to add to an already overflowing Lake scattering the pink flocks of Flamingos to parts unknown. No worries, I will return someday for the grand spectacle.