I have finally arrived in Kenya, and it is absolutely stunning! I have been here a few days, and am amazed at life here. It is completely different than anything I’ve ever experienced. It’s an interesting combination of life – from cattle herds crossing the road, women carrying baskets on their head, and baby goats playing on hills to shopping malls with cell phone stores and Converse shops. One thing is consistent no matter where you look – it is very dusty and dry! The plant life is beautiful, but not all flowers are in bloom and not bright and lush – we need rain. It is serene and peaceful with the wind blowing and birds chirping.
Prior to arriving in Kenya, we spent a week in London, working with the UK Amara team to work on projects, and we had a productive Board Meeting. We developed great momentum for Amara while in the US and the UK, and look forward to the impact that Amara can make.
Lori & I are starting to get settled in at the house – on Tuesday we are going to Mbulia to meet with the team developing the lodge, and identify next steps for our work. I’m looking forward to seeing Tsavo, wildlife, and jumping head first into the world of conservation.