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  1. This was a special safari for three reasons: It was my tenth (if I can count India and the Pantanal). It was the way I had decided to celebrate my 40th birthday. And my mother had agreed to stop being just a @@screentraveller and joined us (@@AndMic and me) for the last week of this trip. So, what did we do? Enjoy Akagera National Park in the East of Rwanda, a rarely-visited jewel with so much potential. We wanted to do something special for this trip, and what can be more special than seeing our closest kin? Gorillas of course - Volcanoes National Park. The Mara was where we hoped to get our "Big Cat " fix. Kakamega, the last part of Congo jungle in Kenya. And home to some very special birds. Some leisure time at Lake Baringo. Flamingos! Flamingos! Flamingos! (Lake Bogoria of course) Rhino h(e)aven in Solio. And of course return to my favourite place, the Aberdares. So - how difficult were those Gorilla treks? How much rain in November/December? How many birds did we see? Who was hit by a Gorilla? Which baby animals from last time did we see all grown-up, and their nephews/nieces as well? How did Jesus feature in this trip? How many punctures did we have? What do you do when angry young men block the road with burning brushwood? In how many colours do Bee-Eaters come? How c-c-co-cold are the Aberdares at night? Which unexpected guests made walking around Sandai Farm much more of a challenge? And most important: Would Mum like it?
  2. http://www.the-star.co.ke/news/2017/03/03/kws-begins-mission-to-rescue-hippos-stuck-in-drying-lamu-water-sources_c1517181 http://www.the-star.co.ke/news/2017/02/11/kws-rescues-three-elephant-calves-stuck-in-muddy-lake-during-water_c1504729 http://www.the-star.co.ke/news/2017/03/03/in-drought-hit-kenya-fairer-sharing-of-rivers-helps-keep-the-peace_c1518114 ~ These articles from The Star (Nairobi) report the steps taken by the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) to rescue wildlife stranded in water bodies which are turning to mud in the ongoing drought crisis. In Lamu, KWS has implemented a plan to assist trapped hippos, ensuring that their tender hides are hydrated. In Baringo and Elgeyo Marakwet elephant calves were rescued from deep mud. A third article explains steps being taken to provide equitable sharing of water resources from Kenya's rivers.

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