Last month, I was able to go to camping at Lake Nakuru with the SMs. We drove about 3 hours to the park and arrived at night. Our campsite was at Makalia Falls and luckily a previous camper had left a pile of dry firewood for us to use. That night we had marshmallows and frichik, but I forgot to bring a can opener so had to force the can open with a tire iron. We set up our camp and went to bed. During the early hours of the morning, I woke up to the sound of grass being uprooted and some animal going to the bathroom. Turns out there was a cape buffalo eating grass right beside our tent!
The next morning, we woke up early and drove to see some animals. On the way to the lake, we encountered an aggressive rhino in the road. This black rhino was quite startled and wasn’t happy that we drove up on him. We visited some of the sites over looking the Lake Nakuru. The Out of Africa overlook was a great spot and that’s where we filmed some of the interviews for Part 3 of the documentary. The highlight of the trip was seeing a ton of rhinos. We saw 21 different rhinos in the park in a single day! That is like three times more rhinos than I’ve seen the entire year. A group of 5 rhinos crossed the road right in front of us which made for some great photos. Lake Nakuru is a rhino sanctuary so seeing all those rhinos made sense. The trip was lot of fun and I really enjoyed getting to see all the rare white rhinos.