264 Kms from Tsavo
‘Karibu’ means ‘welcome’ in Swahili and it was the first thing I heard as I got off the plane. On landing at Nairobi airport, we headed straight to the Sarova Stanley hotel, where we were booked to stay. Located in the very heart of Nairobi, near its vibrant city centre and other shopping markets, this heritage hotel has been voted the best in Kenya at the World Travel awards, described by the Wall Street Journal as the ‘Oscars’ of the global travel and tourism industry. It was grand indeed. After checking in, we headed for lunch to its famous outdoor Thorn Tree Café which had functioned as the oldest post office in Kenya many, many years ago.
205 Kms from Tsavo
Arusha was cool as it lies at the edge of Kilimanjaro. The temperature here hovers around 15 degrees. We moved towards the warmer and more arid land of the Tarangire National Park.
285 Kms from Tsavo
Visit the picturesque offshore island of Lamu