Kenya and Northern Tanzania – Nov 1996

In late October into November 1996 we travelled to Kenya and northern Tanzania with Olga and Herb Clarke on a trip they organized through LA Audubon.  We flew to Nairobi by way of Rome (on Alitalia before they banned smoking – argggh!) and Jeddah, Saudi Arabia (where we had to hide all our books so as to avoid offending any of the crew coming on board).  Our travels took us to Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti National Park, Olduvai Gorge, Samburu Game Reserve, Lake Nakuru, and the Masai Mara.  This was a trip Liza had dreamed about ever since reading about Elsa the lioness in Born Free as a kid!

Although it was a birding trip, we saw plenty of game animals, and Liza was able to enjoy a serene hot air balloon ride over the Masai Mara. Robert had one of his worst bouts of travel illness ever on this trip … don’t eat those beautiful tomatoes Robert! 🙂 …and missed out on Ngorongoro Crater day.

Photos aren’t the greatest…pre-digital camera! … but will give you an idea. Enjoy.

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