Nairobi National Park
Not a National Geographic Documentary, my real life.
Nairobi National Park is the only place in the world where you can see animals and distant skyscrapers in the same scene. It’s absolutely, totally incredible. One minute, you’re in the city; next, you’re in a safari jeep, off-roading next to a sleeping lion (yes, we saw a wild LION!). So I’ve since learned that this is not technically a “real” safari as far as safari-ing goes – apparently, people usually spend at least a few days deep in Masai Mara, which is several hours from Nairobi. Still, what an experience! Especially if you’re like us and don’t have a few days to spare; we were, after all, in Nairobi to work.
Driving across the savanna, in total stillness and quiet – it was beautiful. It was the Earth. I felt so small, but in such a wonderful way. If I could visit here every day, I would.
Also, I’d like to give a special shout-out to our guide, George, who we originally met on our day trip to Naivasha. George was kind enough to personally arrange this National Park excursion for us one day before the trip AND upgrade us to a safari jeep at no cost. We had another great trip with him and, again, I highly recommend his services. I can share contact info with anyone interested.