Days and Nights in Kenya
Got back to UK in November and now its time to take a look back at the highlights of yet another trip to Kenya. No Mombasa, no Baringo/Bogoria, just hard work to set up our business in Nakuru, but let me tell you each day was full of fun and happy moments.
I think that anyone travelling to Kenya has to accept that the moment they arrive at the Airport then they are in a different time... It's called Kenyan time. Once the travellers accept this then all further negoitations and hopes will be governed by 'Kenyan Time'.
Now this is not a criticism, it's just the way it is and will be. For me it's so easy to be seduced and accept delay upon delay but for others it will be hard. As soon as I arrive at Nairobi Aiport then my thoughts of quick and efficient help shut down.
So onwards to Nakuru, just head on through the crazy traffic of Nairobi, a red light doesnt always mean stop. Its easier to pop behind a local driver and follow his lead. Once out on to the open highway then you can enjoy the journey.
A few hills and sharp turns take you to the 'viewpoints' above the Rift Valley and its there that your breath will be taken away. Mount Longonot before you with its presereved lava flows, hundreds of miles of valley floor below you, Lake Navaisha in the distance with its pink Flamingo edge and then you are surrounded by the guys selling the carvings and fruit. This is Kenya!
Once off the escarpment and on the valley floor then take a stop at the Delamare pitstop Naivasha - it's very good and a great break. Call it a rest area and when you see the Maribu storks begging for tit-bits then you know that you have arrived.
In 40 minutes you will be in Nakuru on the tarmac highway and a great place to stop for the night. Good hotels, restaurants and surpringly good disco's Fridays and Saturdays. A vibrant town it is a jewel in Kenya and far removed from the city life of Nairobi.