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