Saturday, October 1, 2016

Exploring the Lake Naivasha area: hanging out at Ole Itiko Cottages

Lake Oloidien is a smaller lake next to Lake Naivasha

Lake Oloidien changes from fresh to alkaline-saline, depending on the level of Lake Naivasha (a fresh-water lake)

Zebra at sunset

One of numerous Vervet monkeys near the lake and cottages

A giraffe wandered into our compound one evening, much to our delight!

Tony, ever alert to danger, scans the area for hippopotamus - a very real threat.

(internet photo)

Hippos are very aggressive and are one of the most dangerous animals in the world, killing more humans than any other animal. They can weigh up to 3.5 tons and stand 5 feet tall. They sleep in the lake most of the day, and graze through the night (approximately 80 pounds of grass each day).

We could hear their grunting all through the night, as they grazed right near our cottage! Click here to listen to their loud trumpeting noises, making it a bit difficult to sleep.

It was an experience that I'm sure the kids will never forget!

The kids cooked a delicious dinner one evening

Everyone had a great time during our three days in the area!

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