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Tom's Blog From Kenya

6 April 2017

Day Three sees a trip out into Nakuru.

We'll have further updates soon, but our latest blog from Community Development Officer Tom Tayler reflects on Sunday's activities, as the group begin to settle into life in their African base.

The hard work is well underway for our group out in Kenya, as they have met the children from The Walk Centre in Nakuru and got busy with the tasks at hand.

Day Three was another day off for us, but we were determined to make the most of it. We had our first lie-in, as breakfast wasn't until 9am. Despite this, we had a few hardy souls who were up and by the pool area nice and early.
Day Three: April 2nd

After our breakfast of doughnuts, toast and ham and cheese toasties, we decided to set off on a solo adventure into Nakuru.

Initially, we turned left and set off towards Lake Nakuru National Park. After arriving inside the park, we kept ourselves a safe distance from the electric fence as well as the wilderbeest and baboons in the field opposite.

From here, we then set back off towards town where we saw some examples of how densely populated the area was, not just with people, but also churches and schools. 

As it was a Sunday, it was fantastic to see so many people impeccably dressed for their outing. We were lucky enough to see one of these services in action, and the joyous singing and dancing led by the preacher was fantastic to experience.

After another great lunch of minced beef, veg and rice, we were set and ready for another afternoon adventure. 

We were off to view the the Menengai Crater which a total height twice that of Snowdon. We had another experience of 'Kenya time' which meant that our planned 3pm departure soon became 4pm, but it was no time at all before we reached the top.

The views were spectacular and it was great to hear that this landscape was hosting a project to bring electricity to the whole of Nakuru. After a short hike around the perimeter, it was time to return for dinner.

We consumed a meal of mashed potatoes, veg and hot sauce, which was topped up by some delicious cake, as we were joined by our hosts to celebrate a birthday in the group.

As Monday was our first visit to The Walk Centre, there were some early nights (and some not so early ones), but it's safe to say that we were excited for Monday!

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