Lake Magadi: Traveling to the Escarpment

First off, for those of you who don’t know what an escarpment is that’s ok, I didn’t either.  “An escarpment is a steep slope or long cliff that occurs from erosion or faulting and separates two relatively level areas of differing elevations.”  So now we may proceed.

After seeing the flamingos we continued on to the Nguruman Escarpment where we would be staying for a couple of days.

The landcruiser has these great portholes on the top that allow you to sit on the roof. We spent the next hour sitting on the roof while we drove from desert into a jungle-like area. We spotted a couple of giraffes and zebras on the way.  This part was most excellent.

The biggest difference I could find between Kenya and Namibia is that Kenya isn’t divided into giant farms with fencing around them. It seems like animals and people are free to roam wherever, so definitely more of a chance of seeing random wildlife pretty much anywhere.

We pulled into Ngurumani late in the afternoon.  We stopped to fill up with gas.  Jacob entertained the local kids with some magic. Shortly thereafter a couple of us checked into the guest house while the others headed on to a campsite.  I chose the guesthouse due to the promise of a shower. I went to bed at 8pm and slept very well.

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