I just came back from an exciting experience. I visited Kenia! Now that’s different. Touring Kenya in a Land Rovers… a great African adventure. We spent 10 days cruising through this amazing country and enjoyed the most dramatic sights as we passed by Hells Gate, the Great Rift Valley, Crater Lake, Lake Nakuru National Park, Lake Elementaita, Lake Magadi, one more example of Kenia’s natural beauty, and Kenia’s capital Nairobi.One of my favorite moments was seeing the flamingos.
This is what my 10-day travel schedule looked like
Day 1. Today I took an impressive Nairobi city tour which familiarized me of its rich history, culture, and art. I visited the Nairobi Museum, snake park, and botanical garden. I had dinner and stayed overnight at my Nairobi hotel
Day2. I left early for a 4-hour Mt. Longonot hike through the Great Rift Valley where I learned all about hiking skills, volcanic activities of the amazing active mountain. Later I went to Hells Gate, the only walking park in Kenya, with an amazing diversified flora and fauna, hot springs, and gorges and the amazing Fischer’s tower. I had dinner and stayed overnight at the Naivasha hotel.
Day 3. Today was a full-day visit to the Elsmere field study center, the home of Joy Adamson, and here I watched a movie of born free with a cup of coffee. My activities at the center included bird watching, boating, fishing, and a guided tour to the center. This was so totally different from enjoying the open road as we recently did in America but what a great experience!
Day 4. I went for a morning visit to a flower farm and in the afternoon I visited the Crater Lake game sanctuary where you walk on the lake, surrounded by rich birdlife and other animals. This is a great place for some relaxation out on the terrace. I had dinner and stayed overnight again at Naivasha.
Day 5. I had an early morning leave for Lake Nakuru National Park and went to see the ornithological paradise and the rare white rhino. After lunch, I went to visit the legendary Menegai Crater that offers some of the finest views I ever enjoyed. I later visited Lake BogoriaI with its thousands of Flamingos. I had dinner and stayed the night at the Nakuru hotel.
Day 6. Today I went to Lake Elementaita and took a walk around the lake. I enjoyed the most spectacular and breathtaking views during this walk around Kenia’s astounding nature and arrived in Nairobi in the late afternoon. U had dinner and stayed overnight at the Nairobi hotel.
Day 7. This day, I paid a visit to Sheldrick’s Orphanage where baby elephants are taken care of and after lunch, I visited a children’s home where children that are born HIV are taken care of. You also have the chance to play with the kids and carry them around, and, of course, any donations were highly appreciated. I dined and stayed the night at my Nairobi Hotel.
Day 8. Today I visited the unique African butterfly center where the rearing of maggots into full-grown insects is an interesting process and later I went to a great Ostrich farm where I learned all about the rearing and products. I then ate an ostrich fillet steak and visited the ostrich racecourse. Dinner and overnight at my Nairobi hotel.
Day 9. Today I left Nairobi to visit Láke Magadi, another example of Kenia’s impressive natural beauty! I enjoyed a great dinner and was offered some entertainment at the Nairobi Carnivore. I spent the night at my Nairobi hotel.
Day 10. This was the day to do some morning shopping, and later in the day, I got all set for my flight back home. I’m thinking about our desert road trip we made last winter through Montana, Colorado, Nevada, and Utah and because that was such a fine experience as well, we might do something similar this winter. Who knows. I’ll keep you posted.