The skies were hazy but the sun soon burned it away. We had a relatively smooth 3 hour drive to Amboselli. Along the way I spotted four Long-tailed Fiscals along a fence line near Embakasi. Shortly thereafter I was able to ID a pair of White-browed Sparrow Weavers by their their dark brown heads and thick white eyeliners.
|Eastern Red-billed Hornbill|
But we arrived at the lodge at 3 pm, and even though the dining room was closed the staff were gracious enough to open for a late lunch. We enjoyed a Tusker, Coke-light, some curried chicken, rosemary potatoes, and dessert while a family of Banded Mongoose sauntered across the terrace. A pair of Yellow-necked Spurfowl appeared, while overhead another colony of White-browed Sparrow Weavers chattered away in an acacia tree a few feet away.
We then headed to our room for a late afternoon nap.
|Northern Black Flycatcher|
|Lesser Masked Weaver (female)|
Charles finally arrived at 7:30 pm and joined us for dinner. The oil sending unit had ruptured and that caused the loss of oil pressure. His mechanic friend was able to repair it, so hopefully all will be well for the morning game drive. We were all so grateful to see him back in our company. Benjamin had taken Guy, Sandi and Andrew out this afternoon for a game drive, and all agreed that it was NOT the same without our Kenyan Brother.
After dinner Deb and I went back to Hemmingway's. at 9:15 pm they were putting out table scraps for the wildlife, which turned out to be 15 feral cats and a mongoose. We didn't stick around, since power goes out at 10 pm, and it is dark enough with what little lights there are. The stars are pretty, though...