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The long way back to Nairobi

KEN_2718I have always dreamt of seeing a lion in the wild. I didn’t want to set my expectations too high, but on the return trip from Mbita I was hoping I would get the chance to see one while we took a break from bee collecting to drive around Masai Mara National Reserve. Within the first thirty minutes of entering the park this dream became a reality as we saw three lions resting on the road.

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Good Collections, Bad Internet


We can now check Naivasha and Kisii off our list of planned sample sites. Thankfully we have had more success with our collections than our internet connection! In Naivasha, we managed to collect bees Continue reading

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“Nairobi, Nairobi, Nairobi, Nairobi…”

Flight4The small child sitting in front of me on the airplane began screaming “Nairobi, Nairobi, Naiii-roo-biii, Nairobi!” about an hour before the plane landed in Kenya.  It was a pleasant change from the unintelligible gibberish that filled the previous 8 hours, and thus my anticipation for our upcoming honeybee collecting expedition was only heightened.  Naiiroobiii indeed! Continue reading

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