We have arrived and it is the last day of our overlanding trip with the group who we have explored East Africa with. We set up our tent which with the exception of a few hotel nights has been our home for the last 30 days. The days before we arived there had been some violence in Nairobi after Kenya sent troops into Somalia, but it is nothing major a few grenades in the city centre far from were we will be staying. But you can sence the tension in the city, many soldiers on the streets and many police. There are lots of contronls when we enter malls cars searched and passing through metal detectors.
We head out to visit a girafe centre were wefeed the girafes, they are so gratefull they give us both a big wet kiss! Luckily the saliva of giraffes is actualy anti septic and so totaly bacteria free. This helps them in the wild eat plants other animals cannot like leaves of the Acacia tree. It also means you can kiss them all you like, tonge and all (see Sofi's pic). Then we head to the baby Elephant sanctury were orphaned baby elephants are raised before being released back into the wild. Many are victims of paoching were there parents were slaughtered for Ivory. Sofi and I are so take that we adopt and elephant. Kihari was found and brought to the centre on the 10th of September, the same day Sofi and I came to Africa. Her mother was suspected to have been killed by poachers, she was lucky to escape and survive. Hopefully within 1-2 years she will be ready to be re-released into the wild. If we come back to Africa the centre wil give us a certificate so the rangers can take us into the park to visit her again. Apparently she can remeber our scent for up to 30 years! We will visit here a few more times while we are in Kenya.
Then before we know it is is the last supper and we are saying our good bye's it will be sad to see the group split and go its seperate ways but its also exiting to continue the adventure on our own again.