Kenya – Part I

December 2, 2018
Kenya Photo Adventure Africa Safari Animals Nikon

Our great yearly adventure this year took us to true Africa. After my experience with a safari in 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 Africa, 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 the 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, Kenya’s capital and biggest city. We didn’t have the chance to visit the town, but we came to Africa for other activities. The next morning our almost seven days safari started: our guide and driver, Timothy, picked us up from the hotel, and the adventure had 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 traveler, 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 many nature films, but I was not expecting that you could 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 finally had 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!