Visiting Kenya: Part 1
You arrive into Nairobi, which is changing so quickly. It is amazing the amount of industry that has come into the city since I was there four or five years ago. We stayed a couple of nights at one of my favorite properties, the Emakoko, located in the Nairobi National Park. The lodge is family-owned and consists of 20 cottages placed on the cliff overlooking the park where you will find all types of wildlife. They have several healthy black and white rhinos in the park along with lions and plains animals.
It gives you the feeling you are on safari, but you are still located in the city and close to the airports. It is also located near the suburb of Karen where you will find the Giraffe Manor and Centre, Karen Blixen’s home, the David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage, and good shopping.
When I have traveled through Africa I have always enjoyed the bird life but was surprised to find such good viewing in Amboseli. They have a great concentration of birds, including flamingos, which was fun. And the elephant population was amazing! The elephants are protected 24/7 by rangers and researchers who are obviously doing an awesome job because we saw several elephant bulls with very long tusks. What a beautiful sight.