Thanks for joining our Kenya Safari blog post. We’ll be covering our amazing Kenya Safari on this blog post (across 4 separate posts).
We were extremely excited to start our Kenya Safari adventure. It had been on our bucketlist to experience a Kenya Safari for several years.
On the way, we stopped in London for a few nights as a layover from Chicago. Once we landed in Nairobi, we knew this was going to be an amazing experience.
The First Part of the Trip
Nairobi – Boma Hotel
We had a private driver arranged for the transfer from an airport our hotel. Our driver was amazing, as he quickly provided some nice background on Kenya & Nairobi.
Most trips include a night in Nairobi before moving along to the safari portion. Our first stay was at the luxury hotel, Boma Hotel! It was a 10 minute ride from the airport.
We entered the beautiful lobby and received a warm greeting from Sheliah and Margeret at the front desk. Our room was extremely modern and spacious (especially in comparison to London). The bathroom was spotless with a large soaking tub and rain shower. Perfect to relax after a long flight. We had a couple of local Tusker beers at the hotel and connected with the free Wi-fi.
Amboseli – Tawi Lodge
We made our way from Nairobi to Amboseli. Our departure and landing were both the smallest airstrips that we’ve ever seen! We landed though without of any issues thanks to our amazing pilots.
The first thing we noticed were the amazing views of Mt. Kilimajaro. It was simply stunning to see the mountain in the backdrop.
We loaded up our our Jeep and took off for our first safari. Philip (our driver) gave us a thorough history of the area and pointed out various wildlife.
The area is of course known for the Elephant population, so we watched hundreds of elephants roam around the park in their natural environment. It was an amazing sight to experience.
A couple of things we learned about elephants
More than 300 elephants are born per year in Amboseli park
Elephants eat 21 hours our of the day and sleep only 3 hours
There is only one type of elephant in Kenya – African Elephant
Travel in families
Young elephants are carried for 22 months
Other wildlife that we viewed in Amboseli
Last but not least, our favorite tree that we saw often during our trip.
And let’s not forget about this guy that we found!
Overall, we had a great experience the first few days of the trip. Our stay at the luxurious Tawi Lodge was much more than we could have imagined. The meals (fresh passion fruit, warm rolls, homemade potatoes, fresh fish, crepes, etc), service and amenities (spa service, open air lounge/bar, freshwater pool, etc) were all perfect.
We were now ready to head to our next adventure. After loading up our 11 passenger plane, we were headed to our next stop at Kicheche Laikipi. Make sure you follow our next blog post to enjoy that adventure!
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