Sunday, February 25, 2007

Monday, February 5, 2007

We arrived in Nairobi around 7 am, converted some US dollars into Kenyan shillings in the airport, bought our Kenyan visas, claimed our luggage and passed effortlessly through customs. Daniel Kibe, owner-administrator of Danvelo Tours & Safari, and his drivers Simon and Sammy were there to greet us. We knew the end of our journey was in sight. The vans were loaded with trekkers and our mountain of luggage. Then we were off to the city of Nairobi and points northeast.
We decided Kenya Airways had the best food, KLM was next, with Northwest Airlines last. But all did their best to make our travel time pass as pleasantly as possible. Some of the sights of Nairobi were: The National Museum with its six piece statuary out front, depicting the evolution of humans from Cro-Magnon to modern man, a woman sweeping the street, lovely shrub and flower plantings at street intersections, “Church Corner,” where seven churches are located close together, the intricately carved Indian temples and the many, many carefully dressed workers walking, walking to work. And still the vehicular traffic was quite slow as people made their way to work between 8-9 a.m.