Walking Safari on Crescent Island

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On our drive to Naivasha Crescent Camp we pass mutatu stations with Wangari Maathai graffiti. Maathai was a Kenyan environmental and political activist. I read her memoir, Unbowed, recommended by our Village Experience guide prior to this trip. Maathai does a great job of telling her story where the reader can understand what it was like to grow up in Kenya and the history of the country.

We pass several nyama choma markets on our journey. The meat hangs freely in the window display. We managed to stop at one and try some lamb, liver and ribs. Small bites dipped in salt. Coca-Cola loves Kenya. Managed to find Guinness Foreign Extra, brewed in Kenya.

We take a hippo boat ride to Crescent Island for a walking safari. The walking safari not to be missed! A few movies have been filmed here including Out of Africa with Meryl Streep and Robert Redford and the sequel to Tomb Raider. It’s simply surreal to be walking with zebra, giraffe, wildebeests and gazelles. Would love to picnic here.

We have colobus monkey’s visiting with us at the Camp and enjoy the best broth based soups of my life. I sit and enjoy the stillness. I feel like I hear the birds chirping “rafiki, rafiki” and “karibu, karibu.”

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