After several weeks “on the road”, a free morning in Nairobi provided a wonderful opportunity to spend some hours with friends visiting Nairobi National Park. It is many years since I was last there, and people have said that building encroachment as well as the new railway and roads are increasingly affecting the lives of the wildlife. However, following two days with rain and an early start, we were very fortunate to have a sunny morning during which we saw a wealth of animals and birds. I very much hope that the images below capture some of the beauty and richness of Kenya’s wildlife.
Vistors should, though, be warned that passports/identity cards are needed to enter, and that payment (currently US$43 per foreign visitor) is required by card rather than cash. It was amusing to reflect that the introduction of digital payment means has led to lengthy queues; although it may have reduced fraud, it has certainly lengthened the time it takes visitors to enter the park!
Many thanks to Pauline who collected us from the hotel, and our driver John who did a great job in locating the animals!