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Nomad Adventure Tours: Masai Mara & Gorillas Tour Days 9 & 10

December 3, 2013

I woke before my alarm on the ninth morning of the Masai Mara and Gorillas tour with Nomad Adventure Tours.  The bustling of the other campers around me getting out of their tents, taking them down, and attempting to speak quietly amongst themselves is actually a lot louder when you’re literally in the middle of […]

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Nomad Adventure Tours: Masai Mara & Gorillas Tour Day 8 (part 2)

November 28, 2013

Bang! The wooden motorboat carrying my Nomad Adventure Tours family and me knocked into the makeshift dock as we pulled up next to it.   A few local men got up from where they’d been perched by the water and came over to help us out of the motorboat and back onto solid ground. I remember […]

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Nomad Adventure Tours: Masai Mara & Gorillas Tour Day 8 (part 1)

November 25, 2013

I woke up with a start, as my iPhone alarm rang loudly.  It was 7:30am- much later than I had grown used to in the last few days.  My Nomad Adventure Tours group was told that we had to be at breakfast for 8:30, and once we were finished eating, Didas – a local man […]

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Nomad Adventure Tours: Masai Mara & Gorillas Tour Day 7

November 21, 2013

Day 7 of my Nomad Adventure Tours Masai Mara and Gorillas tour started at the obscenely early hour of 5:00am – when my alarm woke both me and Lisa (my Australian tentmate) from our respective slumbers.  We excitedly sprung up from our thin camping mattresses and got ready for our trekking adventure as quickly as […]

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Nomad Adventure Tours: Masai Mara & Gorillas Tour Days 4,5,6

November 18, 2013

As expected, 4:30am came sooner than anyone had hoped it would.  After our unexpected torrential downpour experience the night before, we were happy to see that the rains had died down during the night– leaving only a campground that squished underneath our shoes as we brought our bags back to Junior, our Nomad Adventure Tours […]

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Nomad Adventure Tours: Masai Mara & Gorillas Tour Day 3 (part 2)

November 14, 2013

The third day of my Masai Mara and Gorillas Tour with Nomad Adventure Tours had us first cycling through Hell’s Gate National Park in Lake Naivasha, Kenya; that afternoon we finally made our way to Lake Nakuru National Park where we were going to be having our lunch break, followed by a game drive through the […]

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Nomad Adventure Tours: Masai Mara & Gorillas Tour Day 3 (part 1)

November 11, 2013

Before my iPhone’s alarm function had the opportunity to go off – at the scheduled time of 5:30am, I heard the rustling of other campers and the faint sound of their alarms going off.  After lying comfortably in the warmth of my sleeping bag, I decided to get up and start my day.  Trying to […]

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Nomad Adventure Tours: Masai Mara & Gorillas Tour Day 2

November 7, 2013

When our alarms went off at 5:45am we had no clue that Day 2 would go down in tour history as “Kill/Migration Day.”  The previous day my Nomad Adventure Tours group had agreed that we wanted to wake up exceptionally early in attempt to catch the Great Migration, since we had heard reports that the […]

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Nomad Adventure Tours: Masai Mara & Gorillas Tour Day 1

November 4, 2013

Brrraap  Brrraap Brrraap!  The familiar sound of my alarm function woke me at the ungodly hour of 6:00am.  I found myself in a basic hotel room at the Hotel Boulevard in Nairobi, Kenya.  Today was the day I’d been waiting nearly 14months for.  Today I would be commencing my 38-day tour with Nomad Adventure Tours […]

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The Prodigal Child has Returned: Back in Canada!

October 17, 2013

The rumours are true! I’m back in Canada after spending 88 days in the motherland (that’s Africa for those who’ve never been). Since I’ve been back in the land of the True North Strong and Free for the last week, I’ve started reflecting on my time in Africa- and while I managed to post some […]

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