Friday, May 4, 2012

Vacation of a Lifetime...Nairobi

Our final stop in Nairobi before we made our way to Lake Naivasha, was to the Kazuri Bead Factory. Situated on what was once a part of Karen von Blixen's coffee plantation there is now a small workshop where ceramic jewelry and beads are made by Kenyan women. It is painstaking work. Many of the beads and necklace components are tiny. Each one has to be shaped carefully, polished, fired, painted and fired again. The result is KAZURI, the Swahili word for "small and beautiful."

Jambo = Hello/Hi

Hi Simon!  Our fabulous (and patient) guide!

We all headed back to Simon (see photo above), packed ourselves in our Land Rover, and headed several hours to Lake Naivasha to the Sopa Lodge.  It's here we would have an amazing water safari and the need and want to pinch ourselves because it was so surreal.

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