We leave Tanzania today to contnue our safari in Kenya. We have a beautiful drive through wetlands as we leave Tarangire. Male and female Saddlebill storks search for food a marsh. (The male has the yellow on his beak.)
We spook a herd of reed impala as we left.
On our exit from the park we stopped to watch a fish eagle devour his fresh catch from the stream below.
While a young elephant is busy harassing a flock of Maribou stork resting near the water. Young adolescents!
Baobabs line a dusty ride out of Tarangire.
We drive through busy, colorful Arusha.
Then load a small bus—with AC—to go to the Kenya border crossing. Along the way we get a great view of Killy, complete with a halo of clouds.
What a jumble at the border—cars, trucks, tourists, natives, all vying for a place in line. And women jam all our windows, trying to sell cheap native crafts. No real queue line…our large group takes a bit of time to make it through even though we already have our visas.
We arrive at our Nairobi hotel in the evening and scrambled for a quick dinner. The Mayfair is lovely but we have no time to enjoy it. We are continuing on the Kenya-half of our safari as a back-to-back trip with Tanzania. Our group will meet a few new people for an early morning breakfast start, beore beginning our Kenya adventure into the Maasai Mara. Luckily, we’ll slow the pace in Kenya.