Narok to Naivasha, Kenya, Africa - 5th November 2010

The next leg of our honeymoon in Kenya takes us back up the unbelievably-potholed road to Narok and Mai Mahui and then left towards the town of Naivasha, or more precisely the lake nearby. Apparently home to the largest expat population in Kenya, as well as hungry, hungry hippos, it's a popular stop on the regional safari circuit. We spend just one night there, but cram in a boat trip on the lake, watching hippos graze at night and, on the following day, mountain-biking through Hell's Gate National Park.

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All along the roadside are bundles of wood destined for making charcoal
 
A street scene in Narok
 
An ancient car sits on old tyres by the roadside in Mai Mahui
 
The Musafi Hotel does chips, apparently. Not too inviting as the rains lash down on Mai Mahui
 
The relaxing bucolic splendour of Fisherman's Camp by Lake Naivasha
 
Isobel looks around as a bottle of Tusker beer awaits
 
Nosher and Isobel
 
Isobel and Will stride out to the boat
 
Will and Tony: a study in fluorescent orange and green
 
Tony, Isobel and Nosher
 
A bird flies past a submerged tree
 
Pelicans hang around. There's a bit more life here than on the Salton Sea in California
 
A pelican takes to the air
 
Floating lily pads and spindly trees
 
More floating lilies, and the calm waters of Lake Naivasha
 
A bit blurry, but this is a hippo out to graze, only a few tens of metres from the bar
 
Our cabin's facilities
 
Isobel sorts out the ever-present mosquito net
 
Our cabin
 
A "Splendid Starling" (its actual name) pokes about
 
A side street overlooking the lake
 
Will cycles one of our rented bikes down the road towards Hell's Gate
  
   

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