Wednesday, November 7, 2012
The October Trip to Achungo
The team that journeyed to Achungo in October 2012 was a mixed team of 9 that included 2 returnees: Jennifer Lin and Madeline Cowden. Madeline and 4 others (John and Joyce De Russy, Beverly Boyd and Cathie Grace) were an "advance team" of 5 that left 2 days early, on October 22 to spend 2 days recuperating in Nairobi and touring a bit as they waited for the rest of us. The rest of us, Jennifer, Monte, Lizzy Burhenne and Sarah Ackerly, departed Wednesday, October 24. Finally, we were all together at the Gracia Gardens Hotel, Nairobi, on Friday morning, 25th and we began our adventure. As with prior trips, our first 2 days were in the Masai Mara Game Reserve, staying at a safari hotel and making trips into the wild to see the most wild of all animals! Then Sunday we ventured forth to Rodi Kopany village and the Tausi Hotel and entered into a full week with the children and staff of Achungo Children's Center.