S: Kenya 2011
FC: Kenya 2011
1: In May 2011, I participated in a Field Research course in Kenya. It was the experience of a lifetime, and I hope these photos will accurately capture the amazing sights I encountered there.
2: Kenyatta University Campus
4: The campus at KU was absolutely gorgeous
5: Kids on the railroad tracks running through KU
6: The flowers of Kenya
8: On May 1, 2011, we went to a giraffe conservation park. They raise endangered Rothschild giraffes and release them into the wild. In the meantime, we fed them!
9: After the Giraffe park, we saw the beautiful Chania Falls
12: I spent a fabulous weekend with my host family, the Andanje's
13: Nairobi open air markets | I will never forget Kenya's famous traffic jams
14: We visited Uhuru Park for an amazing view of Nairobi
15: My amazing host family and me!
16: We went to a dairy in Limuru - this was one of the only times it rained during the whole trip
18: Next we went to one of the farms in the Limuru Dairy Cooperative
20: Things got a little muddy!
21: It's always tea time in Kenya!
22: The Rift Valley
23: We spent three amazing days on safari in Masai Mara. We saw some amazing sights along the way.
24: At the Rift Valley lookout point
25: Fortunately, we knew better than to actually USE the lookout!
26: The trip to Masai Mara was almost as picturesque as the Mara itself!
27: We met some less than friendly looking visitors on the road
28: Our campsite was next to a Maasai village. This is one of the men from the village.
29: Our campsite was a little rustic, but beautiful nonetheless
30: Animals in Masai Mara come in ones...
31: And twos!
32: Our first lion experience!
33: And Shannon couldn't believe it!
34: Animals make for great photo taking opportunities
36: FACE T
37: O FACE
38: I took more animal photos than I know what to do with!
40: LIO | That first lion sighting was not the last!
42: Afternoon... | Sunrise... | Beauty at all times of day
43: Sunset... | Midmorning...
44: Sleepy in Masai Mara
45: After getting up at 5 AM for our early morning safari, we thought we were sleepy. The big cats agreed.
46: Mara Birds
49: My favourite Mara moment...
50: The End