|It's not unusual to see zebra, baboons, and Thompson gazelles along this stretch of the highway|
Zachary (see my previous post, #1) waited with me at the highway for a long time. Finally I got a lift... and unexpectedly it was a lorry that pulled over for me. Ha! It is not easy to climb up into the cab of a truck.
As we headed on down the road, I really enjoyed watching the scenery from a higher vantage point. That's at least the fourth time in Kenya when I've unexpectedly gotten a lift from the driver of a lorry (British term for a large truck).
|The 'turn boy' kept his eye on the rear-view mirror making sure their cargo was okay|
|People often throw food and trash out of the car windows, which is why baboons like to hang out along the highway|
|Kenya (like much of the world) follows the British style of driving on the left side of the road.|
It's not unusual in Kenya for people to walk right beside a highway, as you can see in this photo.
In this brief video, watch how dangerously close people pass one another on the highway. Yikes!
Once we reached Naivasha, I gave the driver 300-bob ($3), climbed down out of the lorry, and found a 'boda boda' (motorbike taxi) to take me to Lake Naivasha Country Club. Fortunately it had stopped raining, because I wanted to avenge a previous 'did not find' for a GeoCache hidden on this lovely garden area next to the lake. As I entered the property, I walked among wild zebra and many beautiful Waterbuck.
I discovered the cache near Lake Naivasha, and was happy to log it as 'found' this time! Once I was finished at the lodge, I hopped back on the boda boda's motorbike and had him take me to a really nice and reasonably priced guesthouse for the night.
Kenya is indeed a fascinating country in many regards. I hope you enjoy my various experiences.