Nairobi, Kenya

Trip Start Oct 06, 2008
Trip End Dec 22, 2008

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Wednesday, October 8, 2008

We both managed to get a bit of sleep on the flight, but not much.  Upon arrival, we needed to get our Visas, collect our bags, and change some money.  Long story short, 2 hours later, we had all these things and we were on our way to our hotel.  We had arranged a guesthouse for the first couple nights here, and were picked up at the airport by their driver.  We were pretty glad to see our names on a sign once we entered the arrivals hall.  Due to our delay, we thought he might have been gone.  Nevertheless, he was waiting and we are here.
The drive from the airport was interesting, slow going on some very bad roads that are constantly in some state of repair.   There are people everywhere.  After the time we had spent in India, we knew what to expect as far as road conditions, housing, and population.  Nairobi did not disappoint.
Wildebeest Camp is where we are staying.  A kind of bed and breakfast place with various rooms and luxurious tents spread about.  It is owned by an australian couple, who operate a safari company which is based here as well. 
We fought off the urge to sleep, and went down the road to a surprisingly well-stocked supermarket.  Got a couple things, had some tasty PB and banana sandwiches.  We had some long overdue showers and had a much needed nap.  We didn't want to screw up our sleep too much, so we forced ourselves out of bed after 3 hours.  Went for another walk down the road, did some reading.   As well, we have booked a 3-Day safari starting on Friday to the Masai Mara Game Reserve.   We had dinner here with the owners and the few others that are staying here and learned a little bit about the tourism industry and corruption here in Kenya.  We fought off sleep until 9:30pm, and then we collapsed.
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veedub on

Greeeeeen with envy!

Just loving hearing where you are and what you're doing. There's so much to see in this world and you'll see a lot of it in 80 days - which 8 countries are you planning on hitting up? Keep it coming! Take care and look after each other :-)

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