Karen is NOT Nairobi
Trip Start Dec 07, 2009
88Trip End Sep 26, 2010
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Campsite was alright there were a number of overland trucks there and lots of people about so the day went by quite quickly
The next day I decided to go see a few of the sights around Karen. I went with Team Ireland on a day trip to see some elephants and giraffes. The elephant place was first. It was a neat little place that found and cared for orphaned baby elephants and helped them until they were ready to be put back into the wild. It was pretty funny watching 10 baby elephants splash and roll around in a giant puddle of mud. I was even lucky enough to have one of the little guys walk up to me and poke my leg and feet a few times with his snout while I gave him a few pets on the ears. I had some very muddy legs to show for it too. Then they took the baby elephants away and brought out 6 more elephants that were about 3-4 years old and closer to being put back into the wild. These guys were fun to watch as well. Saw a few warthogs roaming around as well, doing what they do best: being ugly and loud. Next was the giraffe centre. This was just a nice place where they had some very friendly giraffes that enjoyed interacting with humans. We got a chance to feed and pet the giraffes. I also decided it would be a good idea to kiss a giraffe
When Team Australia and Team Netherlands got back from the Masai Mara later that night we decided to all go out for a final dinner as the tour was coming to an end for 5 of us the next day. We went to a really nice place called "The Rusty Nail." As grungy as the name of the place sounded it was actually a very nice restaurant and we all had a really nice meal and good conversation. Team Netherlands left after dinner and the rest of us all eventually decided to go hang out at a nightclub. We weren't given much of a choice after we were essentially kicked out of the bar at Karen Camp due to unfortunate incident involving a bottle of gin. Nightclub looked a bit dodgy and they tried to make us pay a cover of 5 bucks each, but Ollie worked his magic and got us all in for free. This was quite entertaining for me because he happened to be talking with the doormen while wearing his ridiculous looking cowhide dictator hat. I know I wouldn't of been able to take the guy seriously, but credit to him, we all got in free. It was a pretty decent night, lots of drinks and good times to celebrate the last night of the trip.
Today, after everyone managed to wake up we had a big pancake and bacon and egg fry-up which was really good. I'm heading back to the real Nairobi this afternoon. It will be sad to leave the bus trip but nice to see my Kenyan family again and have a real bed to sleep in. I'm also excited for the adventures I still have to come.