Wednesday, July 10, 2024

Come With Me to Kenya!

I've been home for just over 2 weeks.

That means - My sights are set on our next great Quiltville Adventure.

We are headed to Kenya in September for the trip of a lifetime!

In anticipation, I pulled out some favorite photos from that trip - and I'm sharing them with you here to get those who are already signed up with me a bit excited over things we will be seeing.

The first thing I can't recommend hard enough - a GOOD camera (yes, the grown up kind with a telephoto lens, don't just count on your phone or ipad to do it.) for those amazing shots you need to zoom in to get.

Animals aren't often right on the road, but a bit farther back in the prairie or even in the trees.

Here's looking at you, kid!

The scenery is fantastic.  I feel the need to watch "Out of Africa" once again before we go.

This shot would not have been possible without my good camera.  

Will we see more photo opportunities like this one? I certainly hope so!

Perfect rainbow safari morning!

Oh, those ears!

This sweet one!

It's one thing to see zebra in captivity - but to see them roaming wild....fantastic!

This was a bonus.  Hello babies!

I can't wait. I seriously can't wait!

A face only a mother could love - LOL!

Majesty.  Right in front of us.

My grannie loved the giraffes the best.  I feel her close to me when I am out seeing what she loved so much.

Heffalumps! Loads of them!

We are down to the wire, folks -

Sign ups will close within a few days as all of the details need to be set in stone 2 months in advance.

If you are on the fence about this trip - now is the time to say YES!


  • Round-trip international airfare from New York JFK Airport to Nairobi, Kenya. (Airfare available from your closest international airport for an additional fee. First/Business class upgrades available)
  • Hotel accommodation in the same first-class hotel in Nairobi the entire time. (Suite upgrades available)
  • Transfers to/from the airport/hotel in Nairobi for full package guests.

  • Comfortable and roomy safari vehicles for our game drive.
  • Professional and knowledgeable safari guide during our safari.
  • A morning safari game drive in the Nairobi National Park.

  • An optional visit to the David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage.
  • An up-close walking safari with a professional safari guide.

  • Touring a handmade bead and jewelry facility in Nairobi.
  • Dinner at the famous Carnivore restaurant in Nairobi.

  • A tour of the Karen Blixen Museum from the movie “Out of Africa."

My photo from 2019.

  • A welcome dinner, introductions, and orientation meeting.
  • Panoramic city tour of Nairobi with a local professional tour guide.

  • Day trip to Lake Naivasha including a special boat safari on the lake.
  • Delicious buffet breakfast served daily.

  • An up-close encounter to see the Rothschild Giraffes at the Giraffe Center.
  • All taxes are included, and insurance is highly recommended.
  • A Craftours lanyard, luggage identifier and commemorative gift.

I can't wait to be back in Kenya!

There are still some spaces open, and yes - you can bring a friend, a spouse or significant other, an adult child - 

And don't forget the telephoto!

You don't have to be a quilter to experience this trip.  We are just quilters traveling together which gives us an incredible jump start to getting to know one another and forming amazing friendships.

For more info please click to my Kenya page.  Let's do this!

My yesterday was filled with a morning drive to TN to pick up the Hubster after his return trip from Oregon.

Then it was on to the inn to make beds and get everything ready for the PIeceful Hearts gals who will be arriving from North Augusta, SC this afternoon for a week of retreat fun.

I hope they will be enjoying our slightly cooler temperatures than those being experienced in SC/GA.

And maybe - just maybe - after all is made ready, I'll be back at my recycled shirt start blocks...obsessed, much? YES!

What's up for your own Wednesday?

Quiltville Quote of the Day -

Geese on a String quilt from my book String Frenzy available in the Quiltville Store.

Have a wonderful Wednesday, everyone!


1 comment:

  1. What a great adventure, wish I was going! I'm right there with you and bacon and not complaining :0). At my age I am thrilled everything still works! Happy Sewing, I'm busy cutting scraps for the newest leader/ender :0)


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