A few weeks ago, along with some friends visiting from the USA, we took our Vocational students on a field trip to Lake Naivasha and Hell’s Gate National Park. Here’s what they had to say about the trip:
It was on a Wednesday when we had to travel for a long journey to Lake Naivasha. Awoken up by the phone, I jumped out of my bed as if pricked by a thousand hot needles. I threw my red Raymond blanket, leaving it in a heap. When I went outside, the sun rose from the deep bowels of mother earth. The mvule trees were swinging side to side, as if wishing me a good day.
I said â€œbye byeâ€ to my parents, and padded my hoofs to my classmateâ€™s home, where I found her waiting for me. We walked to Huduma Centre in a few minutes and found other classmates had already arrived together with teachers and the bus. We prayed, and our teacher Alex called our names while we entered into the bus. Everybody was as excited as a toothless lady who got a dental formula. In a few seconds, the driver coughed the engine and we started our journey. We sang happily and everyone was full of joy!
As our bus halted its tyres in Mlolongo, the aroma of delicious food called me from before we got inside the restaurant called 24/7. Inside, we were served with tea and mandazi. I was so happy that day.
We reached Nairobi City, where I saw the Syokimau Railway Station, and animals like zebra, giraffe, antelope and ostrich. I also saw the Kibera slum, the largest slum in Kenya and the second largest in Africa after Soweto in South Africa.
We stopped at the Great Rift Valley, and had a lot of photos taken. The place is very deep and cool. We went past Maai Mahiu, which means hot water. I saw flowers in greenhouses, and the Lake Naivasha YMCA camp. Monkeys were sitting along the roadside. It was the day I will not forget in my life.
After driving for many kilometres, we arrived at the Hellâ€™s Gate park, where we saw different types of animals. Like vultures, giraffes, warthogs, and others. We saw great rocks, of which one of them was 45m high!
We walked through the mountain of Longenot and saw the hot springs. We finished the walk and went back to the place where we took lunch, which was so sweet! We took mandazi, milk, bananas, and biscuits.
We finished our lunch and then hiked to a place called the Devilâ€™s Bedroom, where I saw a hot spring and beautiful stones.
We got back into our bus and traveled up to the camp where we went to sleep. We took a shower. We ate very balanced diet food, like cabbage, ugali and meat. Everybodyâ€™s stomach was full and we waited for the next day.
The next morning we woke up and everybody took a bath. The breakfast was ready and we took it. We walked to Lake Naivasha, where we entered into a boat and we enjoyed. On the water we saw the hippos. It was my first time to get in a boat!
We got back to our camp and took lunch. After that we went back to Machakos.
I say thank you to our donors for taking us to Naivasha. May the Lord bless you!