18. September 2014

Nairobi, Nakuru and Further to Northwest / Nairobi, Nakuru und weiter nach Nordwesten

Skyline of Nairobi
Downtown Nairobi
Old and new close together.
Of course there is also Simba the lion, king of all animals -
after all we are in Africa.
Alt und neu in enger Nachbarschaft.
Dabei darf Simba, der König der Tiere, natürlich nicht fehlen -
schließlich sind wir in Afrika.
A floral beauty in the Wildebeest Eco Camp
Eine Blumenschönheit im Wildebeest Eco Camp
Spacious and peaceful campsite in the middle of Nairobi
Großzügige und ruhige Campsite inmitten von Nairobi

Nairobi is special. Most of the big African cities invite us to rather move along than to stay, but Nairobi is different. At least the more often we visited Kenya's capital, the more different it became for us. Maybe it has to do with the
Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage, which I so much like to go to see? Maybe it is due to the fact that meanwhile we know the town well, incl. shortcuts and some nice little cafes, where we used to have great and interesting conversations with some of the owners and waiters now and then?

Super Taxi, Super Campsite

By now we also know the best places to go for any car/camper related issues (if you need any advice, just send us an e-mail). And we highly recommend Edwin's taxi service (+254 720952764) -  please say hello from us.

We even found a great campsite: the Wildebeest Eco Camp in Langata, close to the Galleria Shopping Mall, to the Nairobi National Park and to the Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage. This peaceful oasis is nestled in a secure huge botanical garden, rather a little park, offers a spacious lawn and lovely restaurant, large and clean shower and wash facilities, laundry service, Wi-Fi etc. If you don't want to sleep in your camper you can spend the night in a permanent bush tent - very romantic, and a superb start to a safari.