Nairobi, Kenya – June 22, 2017 – Our small group joined together in Kenya amid the great comforts of Nairobi’s Villa Rosa Kempinski, a 5-star city resort. There had been long travels from USA, so this was a kind, calm place to relax for a day.
While in Kenya we were able to explore some interesting highlights. The newly renovated and improved National Museum is just a few minutes’ drive from our hotel. Our excellent guide, Steve, led us through this interesting place. We headed out to Nairobi’s western suburbs at the foot of the Ngong Hills to visit the former estate lands of Karen von Blixen – does ‘Out of Africa’ sound familiar? The suburb is aptly known as “Karen”.
We had a delicious lunch at Tamambo Restaurant, the renovated former storerooms on Karen Blixen’s farm. We were close by to the Giraffe Manor / Center so a brief stop there was a chance to meet the friendly giraffes up close. We finished our day at the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Conservation for orphaned baby elephants. The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust is the most successful orphan elephant rescue in the world. Founded by Dr. Dame Daphne Sheldrick in 1977, they celebrate 40 successful years of rescuing and rearing orphan elephants and rhinos. There are currently 29 orphan elephants being cared for and raised. A sizable donation by Lakani to the Trust enabled each of our guests to adopt the baby elephant of their choice. This was a memorable and moving visit for us all.
We joined together for dinner to spend more time getting to know each other and get a preview of the adventures to come.
Soon enough, via VIP facilities away from the hubbub of the big commercial airline terminals, we were meeting our flight’s impeccable fun British crew and boarding our beautiful Legacy private jet. Ours was a most enjoyable swift flight eastward across the Indian Ocean to the idyllic islands of Seychelles. A dream of many became our fortunate reality. We had arrived … easily and efficiently.
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