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While Nakuru may not be well known by those who live outside of Kenya, it offers a lot for people to see and do! The town itself is home to Menengai Crater, Hyrax Hill and, of course, Lake Nakuru national park. The park is famous for being one of the best places in Kenya to see white and rhinos as well as many other gorgeous animals!
Unfortunately, the animal which Lake Nakuru is arguably best known for – the flamingo – has recently migrated away from the lake because of a lack of algae which is their main food source. Luckily, however, the flamingos have not travelled very far! They now reside at the nearby Lake Bogoria, giving anyone who is interested a good excuse for a nice day trip!
Volunteers leave in the morning to first travel to Lake Baringo, since this lake is just north of Lake Bogoria. Lake Baringo is a fresh water lake which is well known for its great variety of birds, including the Marabou stork, Paradise Flycatcher and African Fish Eagle. During the boat tour around the lake, one is also likely to see crocodiles and hippos! Daring volunteers can also visit the snake exhibit, home to some of the most venomous snakes native to Kenya, including the infamous Black Mamba!
After an exciting visit to Lake Baringo, volunteers make their way to Lake Bogoria. While the flamingos may be the main reason for your visit, the lake itself offers a beautiful view. It’s hard to blame the flamingos for wanting to move to Lake ...
Just Confirmed, I will be volunteering to teach in Kenya at Crater Primary School for July! Very Excited.
In the afternoon our medical Volunteers and two Projects Abroad Kenya Staff members visited Naka Primary School, to clean and dress the pupils's wounds. On our way to the school we were lucky to spot a Buffalo grazing inside Lake Nakuru National Park which is located a few meters from the school. The school has a population of about 300 children and they were all excited to see us, thanks everyone for such a fruitful afternoon.
Highlighting the great job that Linn Norman has been doing in her placement the story is in two versions, English and Norwegian. Linn has been very generous while here in Kenya. She has just donated ksh 280,000 to be spent in several projects. Thanks to Linn Langa Langa Municipal Hospital has water flowing from its taps after getting a new water supply system overseen by Projects Abroad Kenya director Karanja BK.
On the same note I accompanied Samantha Quinn as she donated shoes, clothes and hats to the Haven of Hope orphanage. Her thoughtful action left smiles not only on the home management but also children like little Precious who got a new pair of shoes.
I haven't booked flights yet, but im organizing all the paperwork at the moment, lots of stuff to get through. I'm really excited about this though, Kenya is where both my parents were born (actually possibly in the same hospital i will be working in), so i have a sort of affinity with the place. I last went there in 2010, when my uncle passed away in a car accident there, although a very sad reason surrounding the trip, i was able to see why my parents held this place to such a high regard. Jambo Kenya.