07 December 2017

Visit from Ripe for Harvest field directors: Nairobi National Park, Sheldrick elephants, and Giraffe Center

This was the third time my missions agency has sent Field Directors to visit me and other Ripe for Harvest folks in the area, and I have enjoyed each one of the occasions.

Bright and early on the day after Steve and Brenda landed in Nairobi, we headed to Nairobi National Park for a morning game drive. It had been raining, but we didn't let that deter us.

To say we all gave it a huge 'thumbs-up' would be an understatement!

We saw many animals, like Impala, giraffe, zebra, ostrich, rhino, buffalo, various birds, etc. But the most thrilling part was seeing 15 lions!

First we watched four lioness eating a buffalo that had just been taken down a few hours prior to our arrival. We were so close to them that we could hear the flesh being ripped off the carcass. Later, three other lioness and seven cubs came along to also enjoy the feast. We were so enthralled at what we were viewing that we stayed at that one spot for a solid two hours!

To cap it all off, we later saw a male lion next to a different carcass.

Steve and Brenda getting some pictures

We had such a memorable time and praised God repeatedly for allowing us to see so many lions!

Next we headed to Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage and Giraffe Center, both of which are practically required for anyone visiting Kenya. I've been to both several times, but never tire of either place.

Steve was quite good at receiving wet, sloppy 'kisses' from the giraffe!

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