On Safari in Kenya and Italy

October 6 to November 2, 2000

We went on safari with Micato in Kenya, then visited Italy.

Friday, October 6

Fly from Portland to Milan

Saturday, October 7

Milan - Hotel London

Sunday, October 8


Monday, October 9

Fly from Milan to Nairobi

Tuesday, October 10

Nairobi - Grand Regency Hotel

All the shops were closed but we kept busy with a tour of the city, a visit to the Giraffe Center where they keep a herd of very endangered Rothschild giraffes, lunch at a tea plantation and a visit to the museum.

Our group consisted of Deb, Joanne and Paul along with Linda and Glenn from St. Louis.

Wednesday, October 11

Amboseli National Park

We did our first game drive right off the plane, and another in the evening. Every day in the parks there was a morning and afternoon game drive.

Thursday, October 12

Amboseli National Park

Two game drives and a visit to a Maasai village.

Friday, October 13

The Ark in the Aberdare National Park

Saturday, October 14

Samburu/Shaba Game Reserve

Sunday, October 15

Samburu/Shaba Game Reserve

Monday, October 16

Mount Kenya Safari Club

Tuesday, October 17

Maasai Mara Tent Camp

We stayed at Kichwa Tembo camp in the nortwest corner of the park at the base of the ridge.

Wednesday, October 18

Maasai Mara Tent Camp

Thursday, October 19

Maasai Mara Tent Camp

Friday, October 20

Nairobi, Fly to Milan at midnight

Before leaving the Maasai Mara we took a morning walking safari from our camp down to the Mara river.

Saturday, October 21

Lake Como - Albergo Olivedo Varenna

Sunday, October 22

Lake Como

Monday, October 23

Lake Como

Tuesday, October 24

Train to Rome - Albergo del Senato on Piazza della Rotunda by the Pantheon

Wednesday, October 25


Thursday, October 26


Friday, October 27

Train from Rome to Naples, visit museum Train to Sorrento - Hotel Loreley

Saturday, October 28


Sunday, October 29

Visit Capri, then take a taxi along the cliffs from Sorrento to Ravello

Monday, October 30

Ravello - Villa Cimbrone

Tuesday, October 31

Paestum - Hotel Helios

Wednesday, November 1

Trains from Paestum to Milan - Hotel London

Thursday, November 2

Fly back to Portland

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