The first sight of Mount Kenya can be intriguing, even if it is blanketed in clouds. Its height can be estimated in one’s mind just by looking at the base and the slope it creates upward.
After departing through the thick Nairobi traffic, it was only 2.5 hours to reach Nanyuki, a small town at the base of Mount Kenya. The mountain greeted us, but only fully uncovered itself as the sun set this evening. It is clear that the first couple days are long and that the final day will be steep….but those are thoughts to think about later.
The team was graciously given a surprise flight over the Laikipia Plateau. Tropic Air was extremely generous to surprise the team with last minute “high altitude training”….a flight over the area that the team is supporting with critical funds for the Laikipia Wildlife Forum (LWF). Thank you Tropic Air (Jamie for the fantastic and Rick for the smooth flight)!!!!!!!!
After a brief talk from three of the staff members at LWF, the team has better grasped the variety of efforts they support through LWF. Tomorrow they will get a further look inside the organisation with field visits to various project sites.
They are all well and carbo-loading! One more day and then they will strap on their boots.
We are still sorting out phone issues, so please be patient. They can send outgoing SMS and calls, but are having trouble receiving. We will keep you posted!