We drove to a resort in the Rift Valley.
A lovely spot, made for the tourists,
but not exceedingly expensive.
We had two cabins next to each other.
And had breakfasts and dinners in the dining room.
We spent quite a bit of time on the front porches, once we figured out how the chairs worked.
Lots of birdwatching--there were so many new birds I couldn't keep up!
Laura and Andrew are big dominoes fans...
... but I preferred watching baby and birds.
There were also big turtles
A couple times a day we would stroll down to the lake.
The water was an odd color
due to some organism living in it
but it was safe to swim in.
It was a beautiful view
and just a lovely place.
Don't I have a beautiful granddaughter??
The weather was chilly, but not bad considering it was winter!
Refreshments served on the beach.
I must include a few more photos of birds that lived at the resort--Pintailed Whydah
hornbill--I already forgot which one.
From the resort we drove to two other Rift Valley lakes.
Always interesting scenery along the way...
and lots of cows in the road.
Cow with Ox-pecker birds.
round houses and flat top tress.
Another one of the Rift valley lakes
with tourist boats
and a nice place to sit and chill
or do more birdwatching--Hamerkop
There were two species of monkeys
and to feed.
We also went to a nearby National Park.
A guide took us around on foot and in our vehicle.
We saw some big animals...
and some VERY big birds--Common Ostrich, male
And also some smaller birds--Crowned Lapwing
What a great spot for some posed photos.
and for more birdwatching.