I arrived in Kenya one week ago and it's already time to depart. I flew in last Sunday night, one year to the day since I had been here last. It has been great to reconnect with the city, my friends and my work here. I had a chance to profile two groups of people, one from the Kenya Wildlife Service and another from the SARAH Network, a group of grassroots organizations addressing HIV/AIDS prevention through substance abuse counseling.
Of course I made time to visit Nairobi National Park for an afternoon game drive, although the animals were all in hiding from the heat of the day. Then I went on the Safari Walk, a new exhibit built in 2006 by the European Union. It is a sort of zoo that features many interesting African species (such as the albino zebra pictured here), and I found the Safari Walk very well done and worthwhile. Today I have a few more appointments before I return home tonight. The weather has been great here, which is more than I can say for back home, where it is frigid. I guess I have avoided winter long enough; it's time to go home.