We had grandiose plans of camping with hippos this weekend, but the non-stop rain killed those dreams. However, we were able to get out of the city and hike Mt Longonot – a dormant volcano with a dramatic crater rim. It was a tough hike, and when we started it was raining. Huge African drops. But after 10-15 minutes, God stopped the rain and treated us to beautiful hiking weather. By the time we reached the summit, we had blue skies and puffy white clouds. We had a nice view of Lake Naivasha and Kenya’s arid lanscape, scattered with a few lonely acacia trees. We even think the fresh air in our lungs is enough to get us through another smoggy week in Nairobi. (We love a lot about Nairobi, but not the pollution.)
So by the time we reached the bottom and looked up to say goodbye to Mt Longonot, it looked as if the volcano had erupted again. The clouds were hanging far below the volcano’s rim – if we had waited even 1 hour, we would have had no view at all and may have stumbled over a few edges.
God was good to us to give us such a great hike and some fun time with our friends!
PS. Sorry for the lack of photos…the rain scared our camera away.