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Saturday morning we were all up bright an early to pack up camp and load up the bus for our long haul road trip towards lion hill in Nakuru, before we checked into our hotel we got the tickets for tomorrows safari as the entrance next to our hotel didn't sell the tickets.
At the hotel we put up the kenyan kids tents and then a few of us went down to the onsite club room and danced to african rap music with the kenyan kids and played a few games of pool before going to bed.
Written by Josh Creighton
Hello mummies and daddies, today we had to wake up earlier than ever before!!! it was 5 o'clock in the morning to go to the 'Nakuru National Park'. It was a good thing that the entrance to the park was right next door to 'lion hill hotel' which was were we stayed overnight so it was not a long distance at all. When we got in side we immediately saw some water buck and some pretty cool crested quail.
A little while after that we came across a single spotted hyena which was very good because they are nocturnal animals so it was quite a surprise. We also saw a very endangered species of black rhino and there are only 2300 left in the wild. We later on saw many zebra, Thompson's gazelle, cape buffalo baboons, impala and other species of monkeys all of which were pretty amazing.
After the safari we went on a extremely long road trip in the bus, it was between 7-8 hours to Kisii and the safe house, the scenery was stunning. We had a very well earned dinner at Nyakoe hotel then bed.
Written by Tom Goody
Saturday, 28 July 2012
A quick carpark side lunch and a little bit of shopping (mostly in KFC for some of us), and we headed off to event 2 of the day, the giraffes.... The kids sat through a presentation from the staff and were incredibly silent for a group of 30ish kids, and then it was time to feed the giraffes, not satisfied with feeding by hand some of us decided to follow the lead of the instructors and feed them from holding the pellets between our lips, certain people (Our esteemed District Comissioner Tom Nixon)
Further highlights included some very brave monkeys/foolish humans, a brilliant meal time tv program that was based in a courthouse (great hand motions going on), and elephants making their moves on some of us humans (particuarly Michael)... Almost the end of camp at Rowallen and the best way to sum it up is, its like camping in England...but with added monkeys.
Written by David Heathcote
Scout Network Member
Friday, 27 July 2012
We did an Olympic games, starting with an olympic torch relay where each team could show off their different things. When we did races, there was a competitive element but collectively everyone enjoyed it together. Team Simbaz won quite a few of the races, but not a run away victory. When you took a look around, there wasn't a face without a smile.
Lunch was so funny when Garry lost his banana to a monkey. We are sharing the field with lots of monkeys, so we have to shut tent doors and have the monkey stick/chaser ready.
Bingo was funny, especially when they didn't quite understand when to shout Bingo!, so they did it whenever they got a number. They all seemed to really enjoy it and it was good to teach them a different. There was a bit of banter between Denise and Tom, and all the street kids got really involved with it.
We played Olympic football in the afternoon, where most of the Simbaz enjoyed watching from the sidelines as the Kenyans were much too good for us. We were cheering them on and when one of them, Brian, saved a goal he a huge smile on his face.
It was good to watch those who haven't been before getting involved in the songs and the skipping because that was me three years ago. Again, playing some of the games was a learning curve for me with different rules and ways of playing.
Written by Sarah Burtt
Simbaz Team Leader
Thursday, 26 July 2012
We were met by Jimmy at the airport, loaded up the buses and headed for Rowallen. Worried that the kids might be here before us, we made camp quickly. Some people went to get more equipment and food, some stayed behind to make a fire and get to know some of the street kids. In typical Kenyan time the group eventually returned with food.
After eating, we carried on with setting up tents. We were so knackered that by the time we'd finished the tents, we collapsed into them!
Written by Elizabeth Foster
Scout Network Member
Look out for The Story So Far... tomorrow!