Last Saturday, we flew off again in a little Twin Otter airplane heading for the Samburu National Reserve and neighbouring Buffalo Springs where we stay at the Samburu Lodge … completely incredible and located on a bend in the river where elephants come to cross and crocodiles come to feed.
Samburu National Reserve and Buffalo Springs are two relatively small scenic areas which sit either side of the Ewaso Ngiro River (a Samburu word meaning, very appropriately, “river of brown water”). There seemed to be river and trees in the heart of the Samburu Reserve and rising rocky hillsides on the outskirts providing brilliant terrain for the 4x4 jeeps that we were using on our safari drives. The Samburu Hills are apparently home to many leopards … although, sadly, we didn’t get to see one on our trip.
Oh yeah ... today it's September, the 9th !!! Over exactly one year, on 09.09.09 I have to be home ... and there is still so much to see on this planet. So I have to move on.