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Out of Africa...

Since I'm still in the process of sorting through pictures (which is hard work *whines*), here be at least a few first impressions of my Keny travels.

These are mostly landscape but more wildlife is on the way...

This is for me quintessential Africa:

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The Thika waterfalls:
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Near Lake Bogoria:
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Actual Lake Bogoria, home of a gazilion Flamingos, yup that's what the pink "cloud" is:
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Great Rift Valley, did you know the whole Eastern African continent is slowly breaking off from the main part? I sure didn't. For now, it's just a gigantic valley, though.:
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Waterfall, also Mt.Elgon NP, taken from inside an "elephant cave", meaning the big grey guys go there at night to drink and party :)
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I'm a CHEETAH, okay? Not a leopard. (Common mistake, I was told):
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Still not a leopard... :
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My "mutant" lions with the glowing eyes, courtesy to my camera:
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Hey ho, Buffalo Bill:
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Finding turtelnecks that fit me is a bitch:
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Massai lighting up a fire the old fashioned way (and pretty quickly, too):
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The sun also sets:
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Comments

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legoline
Oct. 29th, 2011 02:59 pm (UTC)
Oh Africa, why so pretty?

(Also, am I super nerdy because I would probably never mistake a cheetah for a leopard? All those years of reading wildlife books as a child--they must have stuck O.o )

Edited at 2011-10-29 03:00 pm (UTC)
astri13
Oct. 29th, 2011 03:11 pm (UTC)
Oh Africa, why so pretty?

Heh, apparently it had been raining a lot in August which is why everything is in such a lush green shade. The two years before that, it didn't rain at all as our guide told us so we were kind of lucky.

It was also certainly the most exotic location I ever went.

Also, am I super nerdy because I would probably never mistake a cheetah for a leopard? All those years of reading wildlife books as a child--they must have stuck O.o )

Go nerds. *fistpump* The safaris were definitely the highlight. I didn't take as many pictures as the others in my group, just watched the animals and marvelled. It's simply different than in a zoo, considering we humans are basically in the cage/jeep. :)
rheasilvia
Oct. 29th, 2011 03:01 pm (UTC)
Wow, gorgeous! Afrika is an amazing land...
astri13
Oct. 29th, 2011 03:12 pm (UTC)
It really is. I'm too Western to want to live there but I certainly don't regret going. The Safaris were the absolute highlight, just so awesome to obsrve the animals in their natural habitat.
scolaro
Oct. 29th, 2011 04:20 pm (UTC)
Wow, incredibly beautiful pictures of amazing places.
Thank you for sharing!
astri13
Oct. 30th, 2011 11:25 am (UTC)
Aww, thank you. I'm not a big photographer and for this trip should probably have invested in a better camera but still a few pics turned out well enough.
_bettina_
Oct. 29th, 2011 04:49 pm (UTC)
Fantastic pictures! :D
astri13
Oct. 30th, 2011 11:25 am (UTC)
Thank you. :)
leelust
Oct. 29th, 2011 05:38 pm (UTC)
So soon there'll be 2 Africas? Interesting...
astri13
Oct. 30th, 2011 11:26 am (UTC)
Well, I don't know about soon. It's probably going to take a couple hundreds, if not thousands of years till the parts will be fully drifted away from each other.
aizjanika
Nov. 7th, 2011 05:13 am (UTC)
These pictures are all so beautiful. It sounds like a lovely trip. :-)
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