We wanted to have the best African experience and decided not to take mini van safaris as were given by various tour operators. As with our most trips, I chalked out my own itinerary. I have covered Nairobi in this post.23 July 2016: We took our Etihad flight out of Delhi to land at Abu Dhabi and onwards to Nairobi. Pleasant flight, horrible vegetarian food though. We were at Jomo Kenyatta Airport, Nairobi by 1 pm on 24th July where our hotel, Savora Panafric (good deal on Makemytrip) had sent a car to pick us. Great hotel, good location and value for money. We had applied for e-visas online and it was pretty easy, saved a lot of time. Just a stamp on our passports when we reached and we were ready to go.We reached the hotel around 2 pm to find our room decorated with swans and cake.
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Nairobi National Park
Day 07: Nairobi National ParkWe had seen everything we wanted to see and experienced more than words could every say in the last 6 days. Except one. Two horned Rhino. I have been to the North East India and had my fill of seeing the one horned rhino. But, a two horned one was unique to Africa.Surrounded my skyscrapers, Nairobi national park is quite a novelty. For I cant think of wild animals roaming freely inside a sanctum, separated just by an electric fence from the human population.John was there to pick us at the Wilson airport on our last day in Kenya. We reached the airport around 11 am and asked him to take us to the national park before we took our flight in the night.Established in 1946, Nairobi national park was Kenya's first and is located near south of the centre of Nairobi with an electric fence separating the park's wildlife from the metropolis. As per wiki, the proximity of urban and natural environments has caused conflicts between the animals and local people and threatens animals' migration routes.Despite being small, it has a large and varied wildlife population. But we were short on time, and were fixated on the rhinoceros. Unfortunately, when we reached, the last bus for the safari had already departed. I was crestfallen. However, the park had an option of a private vehicle safari. We just looked with huge eyes at John and whoa, he agreed to be our safari guide.Very carefully, he took our sedan inside the park. We kept driving for 2 hours and saw the lions, zebras, giraffes and elephants. No sign of rhinoceros. We had lost hope of seeing one too. We turned a corner, and I said, look another elephant. But, just then we spotted his face. It was a two horned rhinoceros, and so near. It crossed the road to move to the other side of the grass. Stood there for some time and then walked away inside the taller grass, but not before giving us a perfect shot. Nairobi National Park didn't disappoint.
Village walks in Ke
We are staying in Kaza for another day. We drive up to Kibber, Ke and Komic, the latter being the highest village in Asia. Spend the day soaking in the culture, the daily lives of the people who inhabit these high altitude settlements. Spend the night at a local’s place at Kiber. Those who want to, can come back to Kaza for the night. Stay: Guesthouse/ Home-stay at Kiber Inclusions: Breakfast Experiences: Photo village walk, eat and stay with a local