Sunday, November 20, 2011

Getting Around

This was our mode of transportation while we were in Kenya and that's our driver/tour guide.  Marcos was excellent - knowledgeable with a sense of humor.  He told us not only about the animals but also about the countryside through which we passed, local customs, etc.  His English was excellent and he kept the van immaculate.  There are rather rigorous requirements for the guides which include a college degree.

As you can see, the top popped up so we could stand inside to take photos.  The only time we were out of the van was at the curio shops, having a picnic lunch or in the camps.

Marcos told us that the vans last for three years and this one was in its first year.  They do take quite a beating on the rough roads.

We were forewarned by previous visitors to Africa that the dust was terrible.  However, we experienced a bit of rain and had almost no dust.  Yea!

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