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The camp is cool. Hot meals, hot water (shower is a hot bucket of water) and solar power. Can’t walk without an escort at night because leopards and hippos are known to roam the camp.

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leopards and hippos are known to roam the camp.
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how does a tent keep you safe?

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It clearly has a zipper and the animals all lack opposable thumbs, so they should be good :thinking:

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:face_with_raised_eyebrow:

:joy:

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How does another human keep you safe?

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I have been learning Swahili too!

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When I got home from WDW last night DH made me promise that the Next vacation would be one he would want to do with me.

I think I have an idea…

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As long as you run faster than your escort…

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Right, you don’t have to run faster than the predator, just faster than the other prey

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I thought the same thing, but I’m gonna guess the local Kenyans are faster than the tourists :grin:

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Your trip looks amazing so far! My brother-in-law lives part time in Kenya (other part in Somalia) and stayed on a private animal preserve for almost 6 months when Covid started. Now he is great friends with the operating manager (Geoff) who is also a guide and photographer, and they have recently leased a mobile camp to see if they wish to purchase in the future. I want to go on one of these trips, so will look forward to seeing all of your pictures and getting the details of the planning once you return.

If anyone is interested, here is the website:
https://www.amazingafrica.tours/
If nothing else read about Geoff’s amazing life and take in all the photos. The pictures that are taken in Naivasha are at the place where my BIL stayed.

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And…AWWWWWW! :heart_eyes::heart_eyes::heart_eyes:

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Its a thing at marathons for family and friends to hold signs to encourage runners that read “Run like a Kenyan”

I got to see Rita Jeptoo start at the 2014 Boston marathon – incredible. Good thing I saw her start since I finished about 2 hours after she won :slight_smile:

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Which now I know means “run like you’re being chased by leopards and hippos”

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Guns.

The first time I slept in a tent as an adult, (after not having camped since I was little), we were among the first that year to go into the back country at Glacier NP. No one else was there but us. I slept with bear spray in one hand and mosquito repellent in the other on the logic that if the grizzlies didn’t get me, the mosquitos would.

These are really lovely pics! How long are you there for?
Would the company happen to be Micato?
I’ve sort of dreamily checked out safari trips, but I’m unlikely to go with my deliberately extinguished immune system. I’d pick up something no one ever gets and die, no doubt.
The other place I really want to visit is India, but- same problem there I guess.

Love those pics. Thank you for posting them. They may be the closest I ever get- that and AK.:grinning:
Sigh.

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Yes. There were 5 males that all live and hunt together. They did not seem to care we were there and walked between our 2 trucks.

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Thank you so much. If today is any kind of indication it will be a great trip.

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They don’t bother the tents but you don’t want to walk up on one.

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They carry sticks maybe it will be enough of a distraction for us to run.

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