|Elephant eating in the marsh while staying cool|
|Some species of exotic bird. There are over 1,300 species of bird is Kenya, the most in the world.|
|Chimp and her baby|
|Me in front of our tent|
|Mt. Kilimanjaro in the background|
On Saturday afternoon, our safari guide heard something on the radio and barked at the driver with urgency in his voice. He turned to us and explained that Lions have been spotted mating. We arrived to a huddle of vehicles observing a Lion and Lioness mating no more than 20 ft away. We stayed around for 40 minutes and witnessed their animalistic mating practices not once but twice. I know that it sounds odd that we were so interested in this event, but it was quite a sight to see the Lions interact in their natural habitat (there was also 100 other people in 20 cars gathered around). Interestingly enough, lions can mate up to 100 times in a day (during mating season) lasting only 1-2 minutes each time.
|I learned much during the safari|
|This is the point at which our safari guide explained that the lioness was satisfied. Sorry, inapproriate.|
|Masai women selling items at the entrance of Amboseli|
I recently received a package from my parents that included six bottles of the best barbeque sauce in the world, Gates Original BBQ Sauce. When mixing it in with beans and other meals in the guest house, it provides a wonderful reminder of baked beans from Smokestack and a beef-on-bun from Gates. I miss KC BBQ.
|A little taste of KC|
Until Next Time....