My Trip to Kenya – Part 2
Nairobi is a bustling, vibrant city. Like any other metropolitan city (Seoul, London, Paris) you can find whatever you want if you have the money and you are willing to pay for it. One major difference for me between Nairobi other big cities that I’ve traveled to was feeling like I was part of the majority. Traffic is horrible but the drivers (from what I observed) seem to navigate it without major road rage.
We departed Nairobi on 6 June for Kikambala on the North Coast of Mombasa.
We flew into Mombasa on Kenya Airways. It was a very pleasant ride. The flight from Nairobi to Mombasa International airport was shorter than the ride from the airport to the resort. I choose the lodging for this portion of our trip. The property was beautiful but there was an air of abandonment about the place. I believe we were one of about four units occupied at the resort. We were told it was because “it’s low season.” After checking in we ate dinner at the on-site restaurant because we had to be up early next morning for our two-day safari to Tsavo East.
My friend made the safari arrangement online prior to our arrival in Kenya and we were not disappointed. We had a marvelous time on safari. The guide was wonderful. We used JT safaris. I highly recommend them. We saw almost every animal we expected to see except the lion.
Upon our return from safari at the end of the day (7 June) we again had dinner at the on-site restaurant and made arrangement with the tour guide at the resort for a tour of Mombasa City following day. I would also be the last day with my friend and her daughter. We called it a night because safari can be exhausting whether you realize it at the moment or not.