Monday, December 23, 2013

Peeing in Private

“How about we just run over to those bushes to go to the bathroom?” one of our kids said to the other kids. We were sitting under a lone tree on safari in the Maasai Mara. Our drivers had picked out this tree to eat lunch under precisely because it was a lone tree and you could see any wildlife that might be approaching.
Our glorious lunch site on the Maasai Mara.
The kids decided against it, which only led to a bit more desperate of a situation as we packed up lunch. The drivers drove us over to the bushes to scout out a good place for a potty stop. As the driver found a spot and stopped the car my dad said, “What is that in the bushes?”
It was a lion. We decided to pick a different set of bushes to go to the bathroom in.
The lion in the bushes where we stopped to go to the bathroom.
One of the perks of living in Kijabe is that we are only about 4 hours from one of the greatest wildlife parks in the world. And to top it off, we get to enter the park at the resident rate (about $15) verses the rate that non-residents are charged ($80). This December we were able to visit the park with two sets of grandparents, which was a real treat. Here are a few photo highlights:

A zebra that wondered through our camp one night.

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