Hippo Safari in Lake Naivasha

Yesterday we had the privilege of going on a hippo safari with Naomi’s Village orphans and a group from Love Africa. This is the first time our family and dorm kids have been on something like this and it was so much fun! We left here around 7 am and got to Naomi’s Village around 7:30. We were hoping to be on the way soon thereafter, but the bus would not start. We ended up pulling the bus to a hill not far away and then they jump started the bus. We ended up in Naivasha around 8:30 am and had breakfast with all of the kids. We had chai/tea/juice, an egg and toast (there definition of toast is a full sandwich of bread with butter and jam on it and cut diagonally).

Eating breakfast.

Eating breakfast.

We left there around 9:15 and headed to the shores of Lake Naivasha. We passed a lot of the flower farms on the way so the boys were able to see quite a bit of the country they have not before. We got to boat around 9:30 and started to get into groups to get into the boats. It ended up that most of the kids went with Angela and I had just Ethan.

The boys in one of the boats.

The boys in one of the boats.

We toured the lake looking for the hippos and saw about 8. We also saw a lot other animals that were on land. We were able to see giraffe, zebra, eyeland, antelope, wildebeest and many different birds. It reminded me again of the creativity of our God.

The ladies all ready.

The ladies all ready.

After the boat ride we had some time waiting for some people so the boys joined in a game of soccer with the kids from Naomi’s village. It was fun to see that and also play with them! After the soccer game we headed back to Naomi’s village where we ate lunch with the kids and then headed back up the hill to RVA. We were hoping to spend some more time playing with the kids, but it suddenly got cloudy and rained very hard. We wanted to get back to RVA before the road became impassable, but as we got closer found that it had not rained there. Oh well. We look forward to taking our kids back down more often for lots of fun. If you want to see more pictures check our pictures page. There are a ton there or will be. 🙂

Playing soccer with the others.

Playing soccer with the others.