Day 5 – Lake Naivasha

Happy Birthday Liz!!!

Today it was another early start for some as it was a walk to Crater Lake.  A leisurely walk through the wilderness where we came up close to giraffes, antelope and warthogs.  No leopards decided to make a showing but it was worth the walk up to the Lake.

After meeting up with the new guys that arrived while we were away, it was time to get on the Lake and go hippo spotting.  Our first encounter was with a single male hippo which we gave a wide birth to as our guide said could be very dangerous even in the water!!  After passing a variety of water birds we saw a group of about eight hippos wallowing in the water it was a great sight to see.

We continued on around the lake we collected some small fish off the local fisherman for the attempt to attract the local Fish Eagles to fly near us.  After a few whistles by the captian of the boat and the throwing of the fish into the water, the eagles flew down from the nearby trees and retrieved the fish with their sizeable talons.  Some great photos were taken!!

On then, to Elsamere, the once home of the famous conservationists, Joy and George Adamson most famous from the film “Born Free”.   We watched a DVD about their colourful lives,  looked around the house which is now a museum and the head quarters of the Born Free Foundation and then it was time to enjoy a variety of homemade cakes, coffee and freshly squeezed lemonade, so very civilised for us lot!!

After a quick shower it was off into the local village for dinner.  Again it was a feast of food all from local produce and freshly cooked.  It was delicious and an enjoyable experience for all.  Back to the bar for a couple of beers and then to bed, because tomorrow we are off to the Masai Mara………

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