hiking under Mount Kenya
These were actually relatively good conditions, given the normal state of this track from Chogoria!
thanks to our great team, we made it in time for a short evening hike
I've read about this area, but it was still more amazing and magical than I was prepared for
we saw a solitary elephant in the far distance, which then melted back into the forest
the next morning, we headed out for a long hike with the mountain briefly visible in the distance
I was tickled to find protea growing on the slopes - old friends from South Africa
a spot of lunch by the lake
we hiked to a waterfall, but the smaller ones we saw on the way were no preparation...
... for this amazing sight
either from above or below
a pair of bushbuck as we ended our wonderful hike
the following morning, I went for a slower potter around
our faithful companion