Friday, September 21, 2012

African Adventure: Nairobi, Kenya

Yes, another trip. Hey, we've got to take advantage of the fact that 1) I now work for an airline and get great flight discounts, 2) we live on the other side of the world and have easier access to places that would take days to reach from the US, and 3) we aren't getting any younger. Our next adventure was a 3 day safari in the Masai Mara game reserve in Kenya.

We started in Nairobi, which is a 4-hour direct flight from Abu Dhabi via Etihad Airways. We arrived and grabbed a taxi to our hotel - the Fairview - and then waited in terrible traffic. It took us over an hour to reach our hotel and only about 30 minutes on the trip back to the airport to give you an idea of the bumper to bumper conditions. The other thing we noticed? No emissions laws - the place was stinky with exhaust. But still fun to see the city a bit.

We then spent the late afternoon and evening at the Fairview Hotel. Beautiful old place with lots of wood, gorgeous gardens and landscaping and a high end restaurant that we managed to get into with a little persistence. The food was amazing and a great start to the trip. Below are a few photos of the hotel grounds.

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