Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Lake Menyare

And again it's been awhile. Not because of sickness this time just because of time and lack of internet. My last night in nairobi was spent with the team and Judy venturing to a restaurant called Carnivore. Guess what they serve?  It took 2'hours to travel the 8km to the restaurant but it was a great evening once we finally arrived. The restaurant was founded by serving all the animals hunted on games drives: elephant, lion, giraffe, zebra.... U get the idea. Now however they just serve exotic meat. I had ostrich and crocodile which was about all I could choke down - especially after being sick. Judy was also sick at the time didn't eat much. We figure that I was recovered from my illness but was still having issues (as was she) due to bottled water which we think was regular water put in a bottle and sealed. It tasted swampy.

Anyway after my last night with a group of people I'm never likely to see again we made it to the airport and caught our flight to tanzania. Our guide David met us there and we were off to Lake menyara. Our accommodation was out of this world. One of those luxury tent things on the top of the great Rift Valley. On the way to the hotel we stopped at a lookout where David asked what the name of our god was. And I'm not lying:  is it Carl or Jesus ?  Can't make that up :-)

The next day we had a full day game drive in Lake Menyara. It was a very empty park so we were lucky enough to spend an hour with a group of elephants. We were within 5 ft of them while they ate and drank and did other elephant type stuff. Saw hippos, baboons, zebra, giraffe and buffalo too but the elephants were the awesomest. Which is Swahili for really cool.

Pictures when I get them downloaded.


  1. Looking forward to the photos. Didn't know Judy was flying over. Must have been nice to see a familiar face!

  2. Sounds like a great end of the trip. So sorry you sick..that does suck. And yes - the practice of 'switching' water is amazingly common. One of those things you just might be better off drinking beer....:-) Can't wait to hear more about the trip and see the pictures!!!