Saturday, 11 August 2012

"Out of Africa"

Hello everyone, sadly this is our last blog for Kenya as we now have left the continent of Africa and move onto our vacation else where. There is so much to say that we do not even know where to begin.
We had an awesome time in Kenya. We enjoyed and immersed ourselves in a beautiful country and more so a friendly culture.

It saddens us that we had to leave Omwabini, the orphans, the teachers and staff there, the communities and their people and most of all our hosts the Bunyasi family. They took us in as part of their family and shared their thoughts, ideas and beliefs, their past, their dreams, and their future plans for Omwabini. (Mama Mary especially). They are strong Christians and they have a positive outlook on life, no matter how bleak things look at times.  They trust in God at all times.  We pray that God will continue to bless them - they really need His help! We will miss each person we met and we hope that some day God will bless us to be able to return.

After Omwabini we went on a Safari to the Masai Mara and Lake Nakaru (4 days, 3 nights). As far as Safaris go, there is no guarantee as to who your guide will be and what he knows and what types of animals you will see. Again we were blessed. Our guide’s name was Ikua (e-ku-ah), who is a Christian, was experienced and very knowledgeable and an all round great person. We had a lot of fun with him and learned a lot about Africa and the animals that we saw.  We couldn’t stump him on any question!  Miraculously the daily rain fall never occurred during a game drive. As for the wildlife, we saw just about anything and everything you could imagine to find in the plains and waters of Africa. Some were less visible than others, such as the lions (hiding in tress and grasses) and some had less numbers than usual such as the Flamingos (hundreds instead of a million or so), but that did not really matter, we still saw them. Again it was unbelievable to marvel at the wonders and diversity of God’s creation.

Thanks for following us and we hope that you enjoyed our blog. Email us at if you have any questions about what we did and saw in Kenya and at Omwabini.

Thanks, Ken, Marlene, Robyn, Jason, Andrew Eerkes.

The Bunyasi family and us.

Lunch under acacia tree on our safari

Yes those are Giraffes with no fence between us and them - only 15 meters away. Too Cool.

As the sun sets over the savanna, we say:

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