Though there are many tales waiting to be told of our time in Kenya...I will begin by leaving you with just a few images today.
The acacia tree is the national tree of Kenya...and a well known symbol. It is sometimes called an 'umbrella tree' and thrives in arid conditions. Dotting the landscape of the Masai Mara...it is used by the natives for decorations, weapons, tools and in some medicines.
Another tree common to Kenya is the sausage tree...so called because of the large sausage shaped fruits hanging from the branches.
While on safari we were on the lookout for the Big Five...and not paying much attention to the birds that were in abundance. From guinea fowl and ostrich...
...Kenya is a birder's paradise.
The reptiles seem to thrive as well...though they aren't always that easy to spot.
As for the flora...amazing! Many of the blooms were unlike anything I had seen before. Colour abounds!
And so begins our safari ('the journey') into Kenya.
Have wonderful weekend...