Africa Destinations

Elephants and Wildlife in Nairobi Kenya


Ready to explore this day here in Africa.Today I will see Elephants and Wildlife in Nairobi Kenya, first a visit to the David Sheldrick Wildlife Thurst where there is orphan Elephants living and after that I will take a drive trough the Nairobi National Park.


A Red Cross car in the streets of Nairobi.


Small shops beside the road, no pavement, dirt road and kid on a blanket.

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Got here early as it is only possible to visit the Elephants between 11 am and noon. If you have adopted a elephant you can visit later on the day.


White shoes is not the most smart thing to wear.


First all the small orphan elephants comes for feeding. So cute wobbling around.

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Too cute. The blanket is for heat since they are not among lager elephants that they can take shelter among.


Elephants and Wildlife in Nairobi Kenya, baby ones, ostrich and caretakers.

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While the animals are fed I got a chance to pet them and be really close, That is some tough skin!


After feeding of the youngest ones the rest showed up. When they have passed two years they managed the bottle themselves.

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Local wine sales in Langata, just a normal day.


Now it is time to visit the Nairobi National Park. I have rented a small Mazda, all the others here have Land Rovers and Land Cruisers, I wonder why.


Entering the park, hopefully to see elephants and wildlife in Nairobi Kenya national park.


First sight of an animal, a giraffe having lunch close to the road.


The Mazda does a good job on the National Park roads.


I do not have a map over the park and following the roads is not always too easy as there are several roads to choose from where people have just made a new one.

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This car does not look the same underneath as before entering the park. Ground clearance is definitely higher now.


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Wow! Met this lion as I was driving down a hill, first thing i did was checking that the doors were locked, I do not know why, hopefully it had no intention of opening the door.

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It is just a power line on the ground, never mind.


There one were really stubborn, driving slow towards them made no difference, they just stood there. After a while I figured out that having about 30 kph straight towards them cleared the road.

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All terrain Mazda.


The disadvantages of driving a small safari car.


Made it back out again from the park. I had not planned on such a long drive and did not bring any water or snack, that is on my list if I ever end up here again.


Outside the entrance to the park is the Nairobi Animal Orphanage.

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A sign said “Do not put your fingers inside”

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This enclosure I thought was empty, sad sight that it was not.


Now I feel more safe.

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Leaving the hotel and heading for the airport.



Lining up for check in after passing trough “security”.

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One of the lounges at the airport. For a 40$ fee I gained entrance. The lounge was well equipped and served decent food.


My Qatar flight from Nairobi to Doha.

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When I tried to check in I was upgraded to business class. I have on several other occasions traveled on business class, however this service took it it a new level.


First course served after choosing from a wide selection in the menu.


Dessert served like a gourmet restaurant.


When the flight landed in Doha this bus was reserved for business class passengers, one seat for each traveler. There is no class like Qatar.


Back in Doha Qatar.


My last leg is from Doha to Oslo Norway. A short stay in Nairobi was good enough, I know more about the country and I know if I ever go back I need more time, not because it is so much to see but because everything takes so long time to do.

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