|African Paradise Flycatcher|
Once past the guards at the exit of the Masai Mara NR we started for the city of Narok. The road was unpaved and extremely rough, dry and dusty. Each time a vehicle passed we had to roll up the windows, which meant baking in the mid-morning sun. A big rut later and the sound of another busted shock slowed us to a stop.
At one point a security Checkpoint pulled us over. Charles had to show our park receipts to prove that we had paid for each night' stay. While he was doing that the van driver ahead of us got out of his vehicle, walked around the side of the building with one of the guards, handed him a wad of bills, then went on his way. The commandant then approached the guard to split the bribe. Apparently someone was in the park illegally...
We finally reached Nairobi and the Village Villa Guest House. We even had time to shower before meeting Nerissa for dinner across the street at the Village Market. It was a nice dinner, celebrating her birthday. Nicco, the owner, even brought out a birthday cake.
I continue to have trouble w the ATM. My LL Bean Visa won't work, and I couldn't remember the Pin to my other Visa. Luckily Robin was able to get enough for us to pay for the driver and van rental for the last five days. We also have just enough to pay for the Guest House, then we are out of cash.