Internet access in Africa is spotty, so my updates will be coming with a lot less frequency. Right now we’re on day five of the tour, and it’s been fantastic! There are 21 of us on this trip, and as I expected, I’m the only American. The rest are a pretty much 50-50 split between Aussies and Kiwis with two Brits thrown in.

About two thirds of the people on the trip are joining up with me, and the rest are continuing on from seeing the mountain gorillas in Uganda. They told us that we were seeing them the cleanest they’d been in two weeks! I talked to most of them at some point about that part of the excursion, and decided that I’d come back next year to do at least that portion myself.

We started off leaving Nairobi for Tanzania and the town of Arusha. Driving along we had our first sightings of the local wildlife and native people. It wasn’t at all unusual to see the local Masai people herding their cattle along the side of the road from one village to another. We spent the first night bush camping, and then reached Arusha the next day.

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