December 5, 2018 ♥♥♥
Part 5, the final conclusion of our East African adventure continued from exploring Tarangire National Park, to milking cows in Ngornogoro Crater, to witnessing the great migration in the Serengeti, to wandering around the tropical oasis of Stone Town, Zanzibar, to finally arriving in Nairobi, Kenya for our last 24 hours of adventure in East Africa.
Day 1: Zanzibar to Nairobi
We arrived to Nairobi late evening and through dimly lit streets our cab driver slowly made his way to the tucked away Karen Gables guesthouse. The guesthouse was brand new and quietly situated in one of Nairobi’s best neighborhoods, Karen. It is generally believed that the affluent neighborhood of Karen was named after Karen Blixen, the author of the colonial memoir “Out of Africa” (I’m still obsessed with all of Meryl Streep’s outfits from the movie!). The guesthouse was also very close to popular attractions like the Giraffe Center and Elephant Orphanage where we planned on going the following morning.
Our evening was spent having dinner at the grand dining table with believe it or not, four other Californians. Travel is so fun that way, you just never know who you’re going to meet. We bonded immediately through our shared backgrounds, and mutual love for travel. Turns out, they own a wine farm in Oregon, near where my husband is from! Our world is so small.
Day 2: Mingling with Giraffes, & baby Elephants
We woke up to peaceful morning. The birds were chirping outside, the grass was a bit wet from the prior nights mist, and the workers were rumbling about preparing our last breakfast in East Africa. True to form at the end of each trip, I began getting dramatically sad. Why does it ever have to end?!
But one more adventure awaited us. We said our goodbyes to our new Californians and set off to meet some giraffes and touch baby elephants.
We ended our trip on such a high note after engaging with these beautiful animals. Our journey in East Africa is the BEST experience I have ever had traveling. From the wildlife sightings, the various landscape beauty to the people we met, this trip was so dynamic and spectacular. I get NOTHING TO say this, but I highly urge you to choose Tanzania, Kenya and Zanzibar as your next adventure. You won’t regret it! Hope these last few posts have inspired you to do so.
Thank you as always for reading! That’s a wrap on our East African Adventure!