Arriving in Nairobi, I would be bed ridden for a few days. With a drastically high fever, vomiting/ diarrhea, an inability to keep any food or fluids down. Adding to the issue was my hatred of medicine and hospitals that had Siobhan worried I would die from stubbornness. Which to her credit may someday be the case. Though in this particular instance she walked out onto the street to find a hospital and brought back a magical cure. I took this wonder pill and it almost instantaneously unleashed a cement like substance in my stomach. Imodium is what the witch doctor called it. Since my fever would not subside it took all of Siobhan’s bargaining skills to convince me to take half a dosage of Ciprofloxacin, which our doctor prescribed us in case of emergencies. It’s a nuclear bomb that would wipe out all the good and bad in my system. By a determined wife & the grace of modern science and medicine (and maybe my own immune system) I survived whatever illness I contracted.
Fortunately the Safari company we booked was understanding and allowed us to change our departure dates. Despite us not informing them till our driver had arrived to pick us up!
Speaking of gratefulness. A very big thank you to everyone who contributed to the wedding registry African Safari! It was an incredible experience and we would not have done it without your generous gifts 🙂 so thank you!
Our Safari took us into the Maasai Mara National Reserve. Via this pop-up roof Jeep we had all to ourselves along with our very cool guide Ustes ( though in hindsight it would have been nice to have been in a group)
The Safari was 4 1/2 days in total (had to cut halday short due to my illness). Each morning we would drive to different areas of the national reserve. Then each evening drive out to different luxury accommodations that would have buffet style dinners and breakfast. Our room being a massive king size suite within a tent/ canopy. From the moment we would arrive each accommodations all had above and beyond service. Something we were not used to. In fairness a majority of the clientele were were not our age nor were any of them backpacking.
Lake Nakuru National Park’s entrance has flooded and been overrun by monkeys!
These incredibly cute couples are named Dik-Diks. They are monogamous dwarf antelopes!