Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Travel by Riverboat
OK, travel week continues with this photo of an old Riverboat. I don't anticipate traveling by riverboat while in Africa, but you never can tell. Now that I think about it though, we will not be far from Lake Victoria, the largest lake in the world, so maybe some riverboat travel will be in the cards.
The one part of our trip that has been up in the air is the leg from Nairobi to Kitale, which is a 10 hour drive over very poor roads. The lovely Ms. EAM just filled me in on the details of this part of the trip. She says she has rented a mini-bus. Upon further questioning a "mini-bus" appears to be much like one of those little carts you see in the parking lot at Disneyland driving people to their cars. Now, she says one of the orphan children is "a pretty good driver", so she has secured his services to drive the mini-bus. So they will drive from Kitale to Nairobi to pick us up, spend the night in Nairobi, and then drive us to Kitale. This could get interesting.