Before Kitengela, I had never visited the continent of Africa. We went to visit some friends and facilitate some art and business training, but we ended up falling in love. The people we met are the most hospitable, caring, kind-hearted people you’ll ever meet. The weather was great (especially coming from England in February). My daughter did not want to leave. She now wants to live there!
Kitengela is a little less than an hour drive outside of Nairobi. Goats and cows wander the streets, boda-bodas are everywhere and they carry abnormally large loads for such a small, two-wheeled vehicle, and the mangoes and bananas taste better than anything you’ve ever tasted. We took a safari in Lake Nakuru National Park, which is about a 3.5 hour drive from Kitengela (traffic is always a questions mark!). Nairobi National Park is also right there on the edge of Nairobi. Lake Nakuru was an incredible adventure. The landscape, the water, the animals, even driving into Nakuru the scenery above the Great Rift Valley is spectacular. On the safari we saw loads of zebras, rhinos, water buffalo, impala, and desert warthogs. We pulled up next to a Rothschild’s Giraffe eating some leaves so close to our truck that we could almost touch him, then later we saw his whole family of about 14 giraffes grazing in a field. To cap off the adventure, we found a pair of female lions resting near a tree in the distance. It was an amazing trip, and one that won’t be forgotten. Go to Kenya. That’s all I can say.