Cairo to Cape Town 2017 – Kenya – Crew Report Back to News List


Our border crossing day today out of Ethiopia and into Kenya went pretty smoothly once the chaos of the Ethiopian side was behind us.

The new roads in the harsh inhospitable north of Kenya made travelling a breeze and we completed our 450 km plus a border crossing in good time to set up our tents at Marsabit’s Henry camp and enjoy a feast of roast goat and goat stew with all of the trimmings.

Even the Hyenas prowling around the fence could not keep me from a good night’s sleep. The next day we headed south seeing some of the Samburu tending their cattle and camels, our destination at Rhino watch Lodge was a treat for us all, with welcoming warm face towels and fresh juice on arrival.

The information session on the plight of the Rhino was both depressing and inspiring at the same time. It was the game drive the following morning that was the real treat; on our safari vehicle we saw 2 black Rhino and 22 White Rhino, incredible. Plus lots of Waterbuck, Gazelle, monkeys, Giraffe and Zebra. We are now sitting by Lake Niavasha enjoying the abundant birdlife, with some members of the group doing boat trips to get a close up look at the Hippos, and then we are off to Nairobi.

Proof that these are not stock photo’s!

This guy wanted to join the tour so we referred him to the web site for more details on the 2019 Cairo To Cape Town Expedition. 

More from the Road later,


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