Saturday, February 9, 2013

Safari & Kwaheri: Goodbye

We can't even begin to believe that our trip has come to an end. We spent our last 2 days outside of Karogoto and experiencing new things during our trip. We stopped at a market place on the way to the safari resort we were staying at and had the opportunity to purchase souvenirs for our loved ones! A few hours later, we were told that we were crossing the equator! Which lead to a photo-opportunity and a really cool moment for all of us!
We finally made it to Sweet Waters and couldn't believe how insanely amazing this place was! We recommend it to anyone! Great food, amazing views, you sleep in tents & are on the reserve and have animals all over!! We took a drive upon arrival to scope out the animals. We saw everything from giraffes, zebras, impalas, antelopes, water backs, various birds, rhinos, & a variety of apes! We then returned to the resort to relax & have an amazing dinner! Then the majority of the group wen on a night drive and had a chance to see lions! We were all squealing like little kids-- definitely an experience we'll never forget!
The next morning most of us woke up early to watch the sunrise over Mount Kenya & then we headed out on a morning drive with a mission: to find an elephant! We drove around for about an hour & saw a lot of repeats from the animals we had seen the day before.. and then just as we were heading back for breakfast/packing we spotted a lone elephant! Such a cherry on top from the overall awesome experience!
After breakfast, we started making the trek back to Nairobi & inched our way closer to the airport. We made multiple stops along the way: another market place, a Kazuri bead factory, & a shopping center for coffee & tea.
Around 6pm last night we made it to the Nairobi airport & said our tearful goodbyes to our amazing 410 Bridge leader, Stacy, our Karogoto leader Pastor James & our sweet driver Patrick. We are all in awe of the connection we've made with Karogoto & are already all planning when we'll be going back.

This was a trip of a lifetime, one we will never forget. We are so grateful to our friends, families, customers, donors & vendors who have supported us through our journey!

Thank you for keeping track of us on the blog.. We'll have many more pictures & videos to come! Stay tuned!!


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