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Kenya - Day 11 - Game Drive

Updated: Jul 25, 2019

This gorgous Impala doesn't even look real - we saw hundreds!

While Safari’s aren’t even close to the reason why we come here – its hard to travel 8,500 miles to Africa and not do a safari game drive if possible. It just so happens that there is a fantastic park right here in the town where we stay. Nakuru National Game Park is at our back door so we took the better part of today to do a game drive through the park. A couple of guys remained behind to do a construction project building a new house for a man who works for SWOK and lives a very short distance from where we stay.

When you come into the park you can’t help but be struck by the incredible beauty of the landscape. By the time we got to the location to pay our entry fee, we had already seen dozens of baboons and zebras – yep, it was going to be a great day. In Africa there is what is known as the “Big Five.” They include the Lion, Elephant, Cape Buffalo, Leopard and Rhinoceros. Of the five, there are three in this park. There are no elephants or leopards here. We were blessed today to see the other three with only part of the team actually seeing lions. Other amazing animals included giraffes, hippos, tortious, waterbucs, gazelles, antelope, wart hogs, monkeys everywhere, and a vast array of birds and other smaller animals.

Members of the team who were able to go on the game drive at a viewpoint overlooking Nakuru National Game Park

Excuse me - if you need to cross, we are fine waiting right here!

In eight years of coming here, I have never seen a Rhino this close - they are enormous - and extremly dangerous!

I've been told that Zebra stripes are like our fingerprints - no two stripe patterns are identicle - amazing!

The Cape Buffalo - One of the most dangerous animals in Africa. This guy is very old - the cape is gray and very thick.

Mixed herd of Cape Buffalo and Zebra's - probably two of the most abundant large animals in the park.

Another magnificent Impala - I never get tired of seeing these beautiful animals!

To those of us who are Christians, the hand of God was everywhere to be seen. It was an amazing day in the midst of some of the most beautiful and wild country I have ever seen. Surely, God has revealed Himself in nature and He has especially done it in this place!

These two are frequently sighted amongst a small herd kown as the 2019 PA Kenya Team

Romans 1:20 (NLT) For ever since the world was created, people have seen the earth and sky. Through everything God made, they can clearly see his invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature. So they have no excuse for not knowing God.


Be sure to also check out Jim's team blog here.

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