Any lodge in Kenya: Happy Birthday Celebrations
Kenyan's have a fun way of celebrating Birthdays.
At your request, they will pre-make a cake which will be delivered at your table at the end of the meal.
The birthday affair consists of all employees lining up single file, going from table to table, showing your name to the other guests, each in turn, gradually joining in on the festivities and singing the Kenyan version of happy birthday:
"Jambo Jambo - Hakuna Matata...Jambo Jambo - Hakuna Matata"
Cooks, waiters, restaurant managers, etc. all join in dancing around the dining room, beating on pots, pans, glasses and anything else that will make noise before finally arriving at your table with a cake complete with sparkler!
Great fun and makes for some wonderful picture oppourtunities. The party culminates in the english version of "Happy Birthday" with everyone in the restaurant joining in.
The dining room at Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge: The dining room at Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge
Overlooking the saltlick and floodlit waterhole, the open air dining room serves guests sumptuous international menus, buffets and barbecues alongside authentic African dishes.
At least once a week guests are treated to a traditional African feast that is accompanied by Masai tribal dancing. At this special event, guest tables overlook the waterhole where the big game gathers.
TIP: watch your table while walking to the buffet. The baboons are quite frank and always hungry ...
Favorite Dish: No special favorite dish. Every dish was a feast, from breakfast until dinner.
AMBOSELI REST-STOP: TRYING TO GET, A-HEAD!!
A WILDERBEAST HEAD!! Many HYENA fighting for it. We couldn't drive off the road here. I had the zoom all the way out! Hard to
see. But, with the binoc's we could see it well!
May give this a T-L!
Favorite Dish: HYENA LIKE THE HEAD IT SEEMS!!
LUCAS-CAFE: BASIC & EASY!
The AFRICAN DARKNESS, with all those
sounds in the background! Not to worry here,
they have a wire fence around the camp ground! But we did take a walk around the
area. We did find ELEPHANT DUNG! So, I
hope they will come by!
Favorite Dish: ANYTHING LUCAS MAKES!
AMBOSELI REST-STOP: "FROM SHOPPING ON THE ROAD"
On the way to Amboseli, I had to make a pit stop. I walked on the other side of the road.
I come back. These guys are talking to some
natives with chickens. I had no idea what was goin on. They were talking SWAHILI.
As it turns, they bought a fresh chicken.
They took care of it out of my sight. John, my
driver for this safari. Suggested I take some
pics ! Here they are!
Favorite Dish: Anything Lucas makes!
Out in the open. LUCAS, must have his way in his KITCHEN! NOIFS ,ANDS OR BUTS!
Stay out of his way!
Favorite Dish: ANYTHING LUCAS MAKES