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Travel Blogs from Nairobi
Last stop was the animal orphanage many a rescued animal including lions, cheetas, and hyenas. All these places started with good intentions, and Kenya is certainly beginning to understand animal conservation.. or tourism at least.. but, other than the elephants, the animals were in quite small pens. One grown cheetah they had rescued as a baby (at 2 weeks) was still there and paced a worn path around his pen after spending his whole life caged in.
... about coming to countries like India and Kenya is that you want to help everyone. There's so much poverty and yet the majority of times you shouldn't give money directly. If you give to one person youll soon find yourself surrounded by at least twenty more beggars. For me it's so upsetting saying no. After leaving Nakumatt an old lady who had literally nothing followed us pleading for money, she went on about how she had two kids, no money and ...
We touched down at the Nairobi airport this morning at 6am (29 July). Got through passport control obtained our Visas collected our bags and met Ben. Ben (pictures later) will be our guide for most of the trip. Ben has a degree in wildlife management and volunteers at an elephant reserve. Our hotel /lodge is ok not the ritz but clean and tidy. The first thing you notice (other than the morning rain) is the abundance of birds and their songs. Oh Larry ironing is the quick ...
... National Park just before 6:30. The park is a 44 square mile expanse of undeveloped African grasslands situated only 7km from the city centre and is the only game reserve on the planet within the boundaries of a major city. I'm only half awake, but I remember this is the way to do it, everyone said so. Our guide, who was very nice and could immediately identify any animal we came across, paid the entrance fees and then opened up the top of the can do we could ...
... br> their fight. I took this information away with me, I held on to the
things that I had seen, and decided I needed to do something.
next stop was the garbage slum. This is people literally living on a
garbage site, a massive landfill. The site is a few square kilometers,
endless massive mounds of garbage, paths running through, unable to see
the actual ground... As you would expect a dumpsite to look. What is out
of place ...
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