Film images from a short trip to Kenya

An abandoned disco/casino in Diani Beach, Kenya.
An abandoned disco/casino in Diani Beach, Kenya.

After three months in Ethiopia (https://instagram.com/joshuakristal/) I was in bad need of some beach time.  Diani Beach, which is two hours from Mombassa, Kenya on the Indian Ocean was bucolic, relaxing, affordable and the scuba and snorkeling was damn good. It was working as I could feel my brain sinking into a more relaxed state but my cerebral decompression time was cut short by a poor mans safari I took in the Tsavo West National Park.  I stayed at a unique lodge that was about 40 feet in the air and, as they provided water for the animals, it was more like staying in a zoo.  Zebras, elephants, water buffalo and monkeys all made their way to the lobby area to drink and jostle.

At an abandoned disco in Diani Beach, Kenya.
At an abandoned disco in Diani Beach, Kenya.
On Lake Awassa, Ethiopia, the boats carry guns to, I presume, fight off the attack a hippo.
On Lake Awassa, Ethiopia, the boats carry guns to, I presume, fight off the attack from a hippo.
Dolphin rising in the Kisite National Marine Park in the Indian Ocean hours from Diani Beach.
Dolphin rising in the Kisite National Marine Park in the Indian Ocean hours from Diani Beach.

 

While scuba diving I had a bit of a panic and slammed my hand down on some coral. It started to bleed instantly and now, about a month later it is healing, rather slowly and still itchy. Coral is crazy business. Not as crazy though as the site of older European obese women with hot, muscular young African men strolling hand and hand on the beach. So great to see, stoked for them. (This movie chronicled this phenomena native to Kenya.)

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Long exposure at sunset on Diani Beach.
Long exposure at sunset on Diani Beach.
Indian Ocean sail.
Indian Ocean sail.
Tsavo West National Park.
Tsavo West National Park.
Salt Lick Lodge in Tsavo West National Park.
Salt Lick Lodge in Tsavo West National Park.

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From your bed at the Salt Lick Lodge in Tsavo West National Park you can watch herds of animals coming to take advantage of the provided water.  Pretty surreal.
From your bed at the Salt Lick Lodge in Tsavo West National Park you can watch herds of animals coming to take advantage of the provided water.

 

 

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