Kenya – Part I

Our great yearly adventure this year took us to true Africa. After my experience with safari at Sri Lanka (which I liked) and no fauna at La Reunion, we decided to go for the proper safari. Firstly we were thinking about Namibia – one of the safest countries in Afrika, but because of some main drawbacks, we changed the idea. Our choice was Kenya – one of the most popular directions for the safari trip. Fortunately, we also had a direct flight with Swiss from Zurich to Nairobi which was a significant advantage to go there without any changes. Our flight took c.a. 8h and we safely landed in Nairobi. Thanks to online visa application we were able to fastly procced through the passport control. Overall, the transportation to Africa was as smooth as possible.

After arrival, which was quite late in the evening, we decided to stay in Nairobi, the capital and biggest city of Kenya.  We didn’t have the chance to visit the town, but we came to Africa for another activities. Next morning our almost seven days safari started: our guide and driver, Timothy, picked us up from the hotel and the adventure has begun! Our first destination was Amboseli National Park, where we were camping for two days. It took us ~5h to get to Amboseli, where we pitched the tent. I travel a lot, but I cannot say that I am a spontaneous kind of traveller and this was the second time in my life that I was sleeping in a tent. As soon as we finished pitching, we went to the Amboseli main gate, bought tickets and started the afternoon game drive. I have seen a lot of nature films, but I was not expecting that you can see so many animals there. We spent 2 hours driving and spotting animals, but because Kenya is at the equator at 6 pm the sun is gone, and all the parks are closing. After almost the whole day in the move, we had finally some time to rest, eat and sleep. And I have to admit it was a fantastic experience to wake up in the morning with the view of Kilimanjaro.  All the pictures below are from just this first day. Enjoy!