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Thursday, March 16, 2017


Thursday, March 16, 2017
Giraffe Manor

Ok, so this is what I've been waiting 2 years for...This is the Giraffe Manor.  It's a sanctuary for the endangered Rothschild giraffes and it's also a wonderful place to stay if ever you're in Kenya.  This is only a smidgen of the pics I took today, I'll get into more detail once I get home but I wanted to show you how special this place is and why I was stressing out so badly to get here...

But first, Dubai.  This is Burj Khalifa, the tallest skyscraper in the world.

Ok, that's all for Dubai for today.  Off to Giraffe Manor!  Yes, I'm skipping the Kafi apartments too...that's all for a later day.  I'm exhausted.  It's past midnight and I've been post processing for over 2 hours now.

We got up early to have some breakfast with the giraffes.  Food pics coming later!
The food is wonderful in case you were wondering...

This is my cousin Susie.

And her husband Evam.  You'll meet Layne and Amanda later.

After breakfast we headed out to The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust.  This is where they foster orphaned elephants.  You can also get a chance to adopt an elephant for 50 USD per year.  Susie adopted one, I can't remember her name but she was rescued from a poaching mission I think 2 years ago.


After the elephants we went back to the manor and they showed us to our's ours...


We have a balcony where we can feed the giraffes in the morning

I'll show you more later.  On to lunch...

Meet Layne and Amanda.  Layne and Randy have been friends since hanabata days and he was the best man at our wedding.

After a quick nap it was time for high tea...and lots and lots of kisses!



The lighting was incredible



Ok good night!  Gotta get up early tomorrow for another adventure!


jalna said...


craeyawns said...

WOW!!! Love this!

Kalin's Mommy said...

Awesome, glad everything is getting better on the trip!

Leslie's pics said...

Jalna, you'd sooooo love it here, and you would even love the kisses too!!

Thanks Nicole!

Thanks Michele, I'm hoping all my bad luck went away, now i just gotta not get eaten by the lions...

Sandra Uyeunten said...

Great pics Les!!! Love all of it! Can't wait to see the ones you left out.... Can you send me a postcard?? :)

Susie said...

Awesome Les!!! Have fun and be safe. Love them pictures.

Anonymous said...

OMG im SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO jealous!.. maybe not for the kisses though.. looks like that giraffee was giving u and Randy some tounge! Haha.. CQ

Honolulu Aunty said...

Amazing - giraffe up close and touching!

Leslie's pics said...

San - hmmmm i wonder...i never even looked for them. I think I have an app that can make pics into postcards though. I'll try today :)

Thanks Susie! You'd have a great time here!

Haha CQ...yup. Kelly was getting fresh with Randy!

Aunty - you wouldn't believe how gentle some of them were. A few of them were feisty and would give you a head butt if you looked at that them from a wrong angle. We had to dodge a few!

Anonymous said...

Wow! What an adventure ! The Manor looks so stately , it also looks like it history behind it. Can't wait to see more of your pics.


Leslie's pics said...

Yah, there is history, I'll explain that in another post...I'm so behind in my post processing and so tired too, I can't keep up!

Leslie's pics said...

Yah, there is history, I'll explain that in another post...I'm so behind in my post processing and so tired too, I can't keep up!

Unknown said...

Leslie!!!! These pictures are so beautiful!!! You did so good!


Leslie's pics said...

Thanks Lauren! Miss you!!