Out flight to Nairobi was less eventful and we arrived in the early morning with a busy day planned for us. Driving away from the airport, we got our first glimpse of a twiga (swahili for giraffe). After checking into our hotel, we headed over to a giraffe sanctuary where we could pet and feed a few giraffes.
Next we went to the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust where we had a private visit with the orphaned elephants we fostered. This was one of my favorite parts of the whole trip. Amelia and I fostered Kilaguni who had been attacked by a hyena and lost his tail. I adopted Kalama for my mom. When we arrived, the elephants' keepers brought them out to a mud hole for them to play and for us to have an opportunity to interact with the babies.
Kilaguni wasn't as willing to interact with us, but I don't think I could have chosen a better baby to adopt for my mom. She walked right up to my mom and wrapped her trunk around her. It was darling!
I decided to do this in parts so it won't take me quite so long to get something up. I have uploaded many more photos at my flickr site.