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Nairobi Tour Guide: Kudos for Kennedy!

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Waymark Safaris in Nairobi (website www.waymarksafari.com)

As everyone online gushes, Kennedy is a great guy! He gave us a tour of Nairobi, including Kenyan Wildlife Services for the “cheetah hug” (highly recommended!), the Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage, Langatta Giraffe Center, Karen Blixen Museum (we didn’t feel that this sight had any particular merit for us personally, and wish we had saved the time and entrance fee). Our tour also included the Utamadumi Craft Center (with optional lunch at Verandah), and the Bomas of Kenya, but we really only wanted to see the cheetah, ellies, and giraffes, so we went back to the hotel early. We paid for the whole day anyway, about $70 per person, excluding gratuities to the KWS guide, Kennedy, and the entrance fees to the sites. I think the entry fee for each site was approximately $10 USD per person; the Karen Blixen Museum was the only sight that required Kenyan shillings rather than USD. Kennedy, being the great guy that he was, agreed to change some money for us (I can’t believe we weren’t more prepared, but most of our trip was prepaid months ago). The other amazing thing that Kennedy did for us: My husband and I each bought a Tilley hat for our safari. My husband used his hat on a previous vacation, but mine was brand-new. We took the hats on our day tour with Kennedy (but didn’t use them), and proceeded to leave them in the back (luggage area) of his SUV. We didn’t even realize it until 9:00 pm that night (the night before our departure on safari). Kennedy offered to drive the hats to the airport for us, but we really didn’t expect to get them back, especially after seeing the unique airline building/departure terminal setup at Wilson. The minutes kept ticking by, and just when we had given up hope, an airline representative brought the hats out to us. We gave her a tip to give Kennedy, since we couldn’t go back out through security. We are unbelievably grateful to him! It was nice to meet since a kind and good-hearted person on our first full day in Africa.

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