The camp where we stayed has it's own private airstrip.
We were greeted by our two guides Luke and Lucy.
There were 9 of us, though we were able to split up into two Land Rovers to give us more space.
Luke and Lucy had an amazing welcome spread laid out for us with hot chocolate, tea, coffee and snacks.
It was amazing how quickly we acclimated from being in extreme poverty to luxury.
Soaked after a Kenyan downpour, but happy to meet my new friend Jackson.
Can't for the life of me remember his African name!
It was amazing getting to see the animals just waking up and starting their day.
This elephant had strayed from his herd and was off getting breakfast.
I have always wanted to see a wild monkey and this trip I got my wish more than once!
I saw one in the trees in Uganda, and in the safari camp and on this particular morning, I saw a whole troop of baboons!
Those guys are busy and aren't necessarily interested in getting their pictures taken!
I think after the safari, my new favorite animal is the giraffe.
They are such gentle giants.
This cat sort of reminded me of Sophie, our Golden Retriever.
Just to give you an idea of how close we were able to get to the lions,
this is a picture I took from our jeep.
We found a whole pride of lions with their morning kill.
Several lions were looking out on watch, while two would eat.
It looks like they took down a baby cape buffalo.
When one of the two was done eating, they would switch off with one of the lions on guard and trade places.
When they had had their fill, they would just wander off.
We stopped for the most amazing picnic breakfast.
I don't know if I will ever find another picnic spot that will top that one!
Behind us while we ate, the giraffes, zebras and wildebeest looked on.