I was booked into the Radisson Blu hotel and once checked in, I spent the next two days resting and getting my bearings around the bustling new city.
I was advised by my bankers at India to not to use my credit cards in this part of the world. It is a bit like the credit card fraud capital of the world though, no it is not, as per statistics that I can see that is, in fact, the US. I was advised and took an ICICI Multi Currency Travel Card - a sort of "pre-paid" card with a stipulated amount of dollars loaded onto it which can be topped up according to my need. I felt that the card was, in fact, a God's gift of sorts considering how secure it made travelling and transacting.
I roamed around the city and found myself a tour operator for a 10 day trip around Kenya covering the Amboseli National Park, The Masai Mara Game Reserve, Mount Kenya and others. $250 a day all-inclusive was a bit steep to me but it was a private tour and the service has been excellent so far.
Soon, we blazed around Nairobi, headed to sample and see the wilderness of Amboseli wildlife at its closest.
I had this huge SUV with an open top all to myself with an exclusive guide and driver. We were to get to a camp at the park.