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Fig Tree Camp and the Maasai Day #9 and 10 Continued…


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I promised to tell you yesterday about what my wife what was doing on Day #9 and #10 of her trip to Kenya…

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She has traveled to the Masai Mara Game Reserve.  It is an extension of the Great Serengeti Plain  – its considered the most stunning game viewing spot in all of Kenya: lions, giraffes, zebras, elephants and other wildlife reside here.

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Her tent sits right in the middle of the wildlife at the edge of  it all.

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On Day #9 Hopefully she had a fun festive night attending a traditional Bush Dinner featuring a Masai Dance performance –

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Today, day #10  she would have went out on full game drive and had a nice picnic lunch…and return just in time to the Masai Mara for sunset.

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Now she’s just getting Spoiled – Day#5 & 6 of RhinoGirl’s Trip to Kenya


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Fairmount Mt. Kenya Safari Club – That’s where my wife  is at this very moment.  And holy shit! She’s  kicking back in luxury…!  What the Hell…

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I’m sitting on my couch eating pizza watching the rain come down in 55 Degree weather…and she’s here.  DAMMIT all.

Just kidding ,,,but look at this place.  It’s a sprawling luxurious mansion smack dab in the middle of nowhere surround by tons of wildlife. Seemingly lots of giraffes must blanket the place looking at the next picture below I’m guessing.

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I also did a little research and it says this place used to be the once private retreat of actor, William Holden back in the day. He used it as a hunting lodge and retreat.  ( Booooooooooooooooo! )

I think it’s ironic (is ironic the right word)  now that its used for Safari goeers to stay and  only SHOOT pictures instead of guns. I like that they are giving back to the area with their tourist dollars instead of taking a “prize”  home with them.

The original intent of the place has changed for the better.  So kudos to progress in Kenya for that.

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SO I am sure my wife  is resting comfortably  here.  Because that what this place  is for, a little way station on the dusty road where you can sleep in a good bed and sit by the pool and look out at MT. Kenya and sip some wine.

BUT my wife never relaxes you see. Before she left for Kenya she set up a meeting with a place called Ol Pejeta Conservancy in the local area for an interview for her Blog she writes. She did tons of emailing and calling and corresponding to get this set up.

She got the email from the director just two days before she left to go to Kenya that the meeting was a go.  It’s a big coup to go there and do what she will be doing.

But I won’t  say anymore. I  will let her tell you the whole story  when she returns with pictures and the interview she conducted with the staff there who do great things for the Rhino. I will tell you this, for her it’s like walking on the moon with who and what she gets to meet there.

So long story short, she won’t be resting and kicking back much…right now I can picture her sitting up in bed  running through her interview questions for tomorrow’s meeting at the place.

May you have grand time tomorrow my dear.

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Where in the World is my wife – Day#2 and #3


I have been keeping an eye on my wife’s 14-DAY Itinerary while in Kenya and I have to assume she touched down safely in Nairobi yesterday,  Sunday at 9;20 pm Kenya Time  (1:20pm our time) . Because I cannot get in contact with her whatsoever…I think she’s avoiding me…ha!

The first night there  she stayed a hotel in Nairobi.  Now she has already set off for her first stop in Kenya.

The Samburu Reserve.  See Pics below –  I Found a map of the reserve along with  pictures of the accommodations she may be staying in there….

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I’m sure she’s loving it amongst the African wildlife.  I am sure she will bring back actual pics of her stay at each place she’s stays…

She is only staying at this place for a couple of days..then it’s on to the next place…:)

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My Lady takes a Trip


My wife, Tisha, is going on Safari to the country of Kenya on the African continent soon in mid-October for fourteen days.  If any one doesn’t know where that is exactly  please take a look below to become educated…truth to tell I had to check a year back or so to make sure exactly where it was…:)

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Here in the U.S. , where we live, it will be Autumn when she leaves. There in Kenya , it will be Spring during the semi-rainy season. It’s a good  season to be going. The animals are on the move and the weather is not so hot and dry or wet as other seasons can be there.

I worry for her.  She won’t be alone though. She is going with her mom on the trip along with a group of ten others as part of package deal.  She wanted me to come but the money wasn’t there.  Especially, since we ourselves went on a big trip three years ago to the Caribbean, which I’m still paying on (money well spent mind you)

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My wife is going because her mother asked her to, as part of  a Bucket List she wished to fulfill  after her husband died a few years back. Her mom is picking up alot of the costs.

My wife, Tisha, was unsure at first if she should accept the offer.  You see, we had always planned on taking a trip like this together one day. We love Africa;  the land, the people, the culture, and most especially the wildlife.

My wife asked me what I thought she should do.  I told her you would be crazy if you didn’t, plus her mom needed this since her husband had died. She had to do it, I told her.

So she’s going.

This will be the first big trip we haven’t shared. Yes, I envy her.  But more so, I am so very happy for her to be getting this chance.

I also am very proud of her. She’s fearless, my wife.  She is Jack Hanna, Lara Croft and Indiana Jones all rolled into one.  I admire her strength and courage. I know she will be fine.

Hey, she’s my wife…:)

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