A Taste of Africa:
Safari, Mt Kenya, Seychelles Islands

June 28 - July 20 2009
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This summer Melissa and I embarked on a month long adventure, starting in Nairobi, Kenya. We first went on a 6-day safari through 3 different national parks, followed by a 5-day trip to Mt Kenya to attempt climbing the North Face (standard route) on Batian, the highest point. After this, we had a day in Nairobi to clean up before flying over to the Seychelles Islands for 1 week, where we dived, snorkelled, went sailing and explored the island with some time to just relax on the beautiful beaches. From there we went to Canada (Calgary/Banff) for a few days before reluctantly returning to work!

After sorting through over 4600 pictures, the refined results are below - if you like, sit down with a drink and go to each individual segment page in order to read a short summary of that part of the trip and see all of the pictures. Or, check out the selected favourites!

  Lake Nakuru
Hours after arrival, we embarked on our safari: first in Lake Nakuru

Maasai Mara
Afterward, we spent 3 days in the Mara, watching The Great Migration

Two days camping in Amboseli, with the backdrop of Mt Kilimanjaro

Mt Kenya
Climbing on the North Face of Batian (Mt Kenya)

  Seychelles Islands
A week of snorkelling, diving and sailing in the Seychelles

Nairobi Giraffe Centre
Hand feeding giraffes!

  Finished with a few days of hiking and climbing in the Canadian Rockies!

Cameras used: Canon Rebel DSLR with EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS USM lens (most pictures) and EF-S 10-22mm lens for some landscapes. Canon G10 point-and-shoot and Olympus point-and-shoot used as well.

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