Well, we’ve looked into the face of lions and elephants and made it back alive…though there were some moments where I had my doubts! One of those moments came before we even entered safari territory. We got on a little bush plane that was supposed to take us to the edge of the wildlife conservancy and as our journey began, I swear I checked just one more time to make sure I was saved and that everything was good between me and Jesus. The trip was only about 45 minutes, but it was 45 minutes of being blown a little too freely by gusts of wind and flying a little too closely to the terrain beneath us. I finally just closed my eyes and slept through the last part of the trip and was very relieved when my feet touched the ground again.
We were picked up by two Masai warriors and driven across two rivers and the plains to our “tent” in the wild. The camp we were staying at had 12 tents all stuck in the middle of nature and barely obvious until you walked right up on them.
While we were on Safari, we got to see several lions, lots of elephants, a few hippos, four cape buffalo, one giraffe, hundreds of zebras, and thousands of wildebeests. We also saw lots of other animals including water bucks, antelopes, gazelles, impalas, mongoose, porcupines, and hyenas. To be honest, I only cared about the bigger, cooler animals and pretty much ignored all the others. What we didn’t see that I wanted to see were rhinos, cheetahs, leopards, or crocodiles. Check out the pictures below.