12.02.2017 - 13.02.2017 29 °C
We left the Kivu Resort after a good look around. There was a lovely kiddies playground and a fabulous pool area. Unfortunately we had no time for a swim. Even though we don't travel long distances, the roads and the traffic make the journey much longer than expected! Anyway, Padraig braved the city traffic again, with its mopeds (up to 5 people on 1), matatus everywhere, no traffic lights, but no accidents either. Miraculous! On the main road, the A104, traffic was not too bad as it was Sunday. Still plenty of lorries on the road, creeping up hills at 20 miles an hour.
The campsite we were headed for was approx 5k beyond Iten. The last 350 meters or so were a bit of a challenge, but Padraig got to try out his 4 wheel drive skills.. I was very impressed! We were welcomed by Timothy, who showed us to a nice spot with great views. There were quite a few people lounging on the grass, just out for the Sunday afternoon, but by the time Padraig had cooked our dinner, we had the place to ourselves. After dinner we joined Timothy in the bar for a drink. Padraig had a cold beer and I brought in my own wine, as there was only sweet stuff on sale... Later on we were joined by Timothy's Father Francis, the owner of Lelin Overland Camp and a mango farmer as well. That sorted our breakfast. As soon as I mentioned that I love mangos, Francis went to get a couple. The conversation did not always run smoothly, but was very interesting. Francis raised 11 children, 7 boys and 4 girls and put them all through college. That is a lot of mangos!
The next morning Timothy unlocked one of the cottages, so we could have a shower. All very civilised. After our mango and yoghurt breakfast we were ready for the next stage of our trip.