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Trip Report A Brief Visit And A "Giraffe Kiss"

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Despite warnings to avoid travel to Kenya, we decide to “YOLO” and make a brief visit to Nairobi as a part of our African vacation.

A friendly welcome from an Immigration official and sixty dollars later we have three transit visas for 72 hours. Before long we are driving the streets of Kenya and making our way to a local hotel with the help of an employee from our rental car company riding shotgun.

Checked into our hotel we are soon off to an elephant orphanage. A lunch break at a mall that has airport type security and military soldiers walking around with guns then it is back to the streets of Nairobi.

Missing unmarked speed bumps turns out to be fun as every now and then we go airborne as I fail to see them in time to slow down. A few stops for what seems like misguided direction and we end up at the Giraffe Center.

Here we learn about our long necked friends and I don't miss the opportunity for a “Giraffe Kiss”. A somewhat personal tour of the property and we get to spend sometime with a few race winners. Seeing their top speeds I just don't know how every time they win against the hare.

Back in our hotel neighborhood it is time for dinner. At a local restaurant it is uagli (a cornmeal staple), roasted goat leg and cold beers as we join a few locals to cheer on Ivory Coast in their World Cup match against Greece.

Although our visit was brief we look forward to returning to Kenya and hope its internal turmoil will only get better.


Video:http://youtu.be/kvoVgbTeVec

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