Josh hanging out in the shade with Dr. Roark

Playing tic tac toe in the sand with Becca (Executive Director's daughter)

Last weekend we took a boat ride on the Niger River to see some hippos! I thought it would be a quick, whirlwind trip, but no, it was a very relaxed, 3 hour cruise through the gigantic river! It was fabulous! Seeing the hippos was fascinating and our guides brought us pretty close to them, which was exhilarating! They seemed to watch our every move and didn’t turn their heads away much. Our guide, a boy no more than 12 years old, was very enthusiastic about pointing out different birds and trees and buildings along the way, naming them all. It was the perfect Saturday afternoon!

and we're off!

there were so many of us that we took 2 boats

Angele (head nurse), Dr. Roark, and Dr. Negrini

Leron (Executive Director) and his wife, Chris

Maureen (nurse trainer), Naeva and Elina (Dr. Negrini's daughters)

Becca (Executive Director's daughter) and Maika (Dr. Negrini's daughter)

Ayal, Anne (Dr. Negrini's wife), Angele, Dr. Roark

Those are nests in the tree!

hippos spraying water!

a hippo family

Heading back

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16 Responses to Hippos

  1. Gazagirl says:

    what a great a fun experience. 🙂 we love God’s extra blessings…. like seeing hippo families and huge flocks of storks over the Jrdn Valley. fun times !

  2. Kay Cass says:

    Great pictures! I like the last one.

  3. I love the pictures! Sounds like a wonderful Saturday afternoon.

  4. Aunt Lisa says:

    Wow – awesome pictures of hippos and the river and nice shirt too! 🙂

  5. Bonnie says:

    I LOVE that picture of all of the nests in the tree….. !

  6. Rebekah says:

    Love that harmattan sky!

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