By this time is was 6am and we had a day trip booked for 10am so we got our heads down for a power nap ready for the only day we had in Kenya.
Our guide Lucas arrived to pick us up and take us to the David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage. At first I didn’t know what to expect but I felt truly inspired by what these people were doing. They save elephants from all over Africa. Elephants that have been left alone because poachers take and kill their mothers for their tusks. The keepers rehabilitate the animals by feeding them milk every three hours, having plenty of play and sleeping with them at night with blankets in their shed. The care they provide for them is 24hours and at the end of their time, when the elephant is generally 3 years old they begin to reintroduce them into the wild and they are then fully released.
The whole experience with the elephants only lasted an hour but that was enough to see them play, feed and have a wee pat. It was brilliant watching them play and be babies. I think what the charity is doing is fantastic and I was more than glad to donate to the cause.
We then went onto a giraffee sanctuary which was also a great experience, we got to feed them and be very close and Dan even got a kiss! After that we went to Karen Blixens house, she wrote ‘Out of Africa’ and there is an entire region in Nairobi named after her. We then took our brilliant guide out to lunch and headed back to the hotel. What we saw of Kenya and Nairobi we liked alot, the people were polite, english was widely spoken which made things very easy and we just got a good feeling from the place.