Unlike yesterday, thankfully nothing went wrong today, so I have nothing to rant about.

Day 5 started off early, 5 am in order to catch the sunrise. I’m not a morning person but the view was definitely worth it.

Unexpected Kenya_Sunrise in Kerio ValleySunrise over the Kerio Valley

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Unexpected Kenya_Breakfast in Kerio View

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Unexpected Kenya_Team Jeri Team Jeri

With frozen feet (the night temperatures were extremely low) and after a hearty breakfast we were off to Moiben to try get a shot of the wheat

Unexpected Kenya_Wheat farm Moiben

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Unexpected Kenya_Wheat Harvesting Moiben Harvesting Wheat in Moiben

The light was not right so our long drive turned out to be in vain. This kind of set the tone for the day. After lunch we decided to head to Rimoi National Reserve to see if we would get some shots of elephants. We weren’t expecting a welcome party at Rimoi but then again we were surprised to be greeted by empty offices. There was no one in the vicinity. Chela, our ever resourceful producer was able to get call the Senior Warden who sent someone to speak to us. It seemed like we had interrupted his afternoon nap and was quick to tell us that we would not find any elephants in that area of the reserve.

Unexpected Kenya_Clan boundaryOne of the signs we spotted on the way to the reserve. Non- clan members are allowed to pass through another clan’s territory but they are not allowed to buy land or settle

 Deciding against taking a long drive in the park since their was no guarantee of seeing any elephants, we headed to Chebloch Gorge. We met some young men who earn a living by jumping into the gorge (I’ll be posting a video on my Instagram account). They were very friendly and a delight to work with. We shot there until dusk.

Unexpected Kenya_Chebloch Gorge

 

Unexpected Kenya_Chebloch Gorge1

 

My adventure continues tomorrow, follow the hashtag UnexpectedKenya on twitter for regular updates.

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5 Comments

  1. Keniamoja
    October 1, 2014 at 1:53 pm — Reply

    That view of Kerio valley is liking viewing the sunrise from the edge of the world – fantastic views!!!

  2. October 1, 2014 at 3:21 pm — Reply

    Wow! That sunrise picture is breath taking!!!
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  3. cossie
    October 2, 2014 at 11:54 am — Reply

    The views are brilliant,a showcasing of our blessed country.Good job,lovely shots.

  4. October 3, 2014 at 12:52 pm — Reply

    best pictures hands down in the entire #unexpectedkenya series

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