So we booked a last minute flight to Kenya, not exactly knowing what we were getting ourselves into. Kenya has been on our list for a while, but it wasn’t a priority. We figured that Kenya would be a trip that required a ton of research, a lot of planning and a commitment to exploring the unknown.
What we ended up doing is booking tickets on a Sunday and flying to Kenya on a Tuesday. We sped up our research, packed our bags and we were off. To be honest, we were a bit skeptical at first and wasn’t sure if we had made a mistake or not, but we soon would find out that nothing could have prepared us for what’s to come.
We spent the first day in Nairobi, wandering around and getting to know the capital. We visited the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust where we got to see, touch and feel elephants. We also visited the Giraffe Center where we got to feed and learn more about Giraffes in Africa.
The next day, we made our way to the Masai Mara. This trip took us five hours via a mini-bus and was quite exhausting, especially since almost two hours of that trip was on un-paved roads, which made the ride extremely bumpy and uncomfortable. It was all worth it though, as we already started seeing animals along the way.
Once we got to the Masai Mara, we immediately started driving around to see more animals. We saw everything from Lions, Gazelles, Wildebeest, Zebras, Cheetahs, Giraffes and much more.
A big part of what you do in the Masai Mara is just drive around in one of the vans pictured above. With the retractable roof, these vans make it easy to stand up and get a better sight of the animals in their natural habitat. If you're lucky, you'll get to see all sorts of animals in their natural habitat, just living their lives away.
If you're a lover of animals, and don't mind being a little uncomfortable for a few hours, Kenya is one of those countries that will not only change your prespective on life, but will also very quickly make you realise how truly small you are on this earth.