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Samburu to Mt Kenya May 27, 2009

Last night we were awoken by a few animals, pretty sure it was a Cape buffalo that was crossing the river, and then came sniffing around the tent. It is a wonderful feeling being so close to nature, but it does make for a 'light' sleep!
After a wonderful champagne breakfast send off, as we were leaving the park Daniel spotted WILD HUNTING DOGS! We were all pretty excited, this was his first spotting of wild dogs as well! They were pretty far away, but Jamie - aka Jonathon Scott - managed to at least get them in his lens - none of the rest of us even managed that!
We drove through Isiolo south to Nanyuki, stopped to shop for a bit and then turned into Mt. Kenya Safari Club top just 'relax' and soak in the atmosphere for the next two days. We stayed in the William Holden Cottages, newly renovated & really cool!
Jamie, Jim, Daniel & Lynda at breakfast - Larsen's (Samburu)
Jamie, Jim, Daniel & Lynda at breakfast - Larsen's (Samburu)
On our way out we came across 3 WILD DOGS!!!
On our way out we came across 3 WILD DOGS!!!
Jamie got a fairly good shot , the rest of us just got trees!
Jamie got a fairly good shot , the rest of us just got trees!
Passing through on the way to Isiolo
Passing through on the way to Isiolo
Along the road in Isiolo
Along the road in Isiolo
Along the road at Isiolo
Along the road at Isiolo
Mt Kenya was pretty clear this afternoon at one point
Mt Kenya was pretty clear this afternoon at one point
Looking out over the grounds of MKSC
Looking out over the grounds of MKSC
The maze - a nice place to get lost
The maze - a nice place to get lost
The grounds at MKSC - so green!
The grounds at MKSC - so green!
Crowned crane on the grounds at MKSC
Crowned crane on the grounds at MKSC
The reception area, MKSC
The reception area, MKSC
The inner courtyard by the restaurant at MKSC
The inner courtyard by the restaurant at MKSC
William Holden Cottages at MKSC - this was our cottage
William Holden Cottages at MKSC - this was our cottage
There were two bedrooms in each cottage with a central sitting area
There were two bedrooms in each cottage with a central sitting area
The central living room/sitting area - it was real cozy & warm
The central living room/sitting area - it was real cozy & warm
The other part of the sitting room with the bar & coffee maker
The other part of the sitting room with the bar & coffee maker
Jamie checks his email while his audience watches & learns
Jamie checks his email while his audience watches & learns
A sacred ibis comes onto our patio to check things out
A sacred ibis comes onto our patio to check things out
May I get you anything, sir?
"May I get you anything, sir?"
Did you get my best side?
"Did you get my best side?"
Daniel reads the paper upside down!  (actually not, the back page was upside down!)
Daniel reads the paper upside down! (actually not, the back page was upside down!)
The restaurant at MKSC, really nicely done
The restaurant at MKSC, really nicely done