Safari!

Hey everyone! This is Stephanie. We are currently sitting in the London airport for a 5 hour layover waiting to come home! It’s a bittersweet feeling. We had such an amazing time on this trip but we are excited to see family and friends again.

On Sunday, a few of us had the privilege to go on a safari at Nairobi National Park! For a while, it looked like our schedule was going to make it difficult to fit a safari in, so we were so thankful that it worked out!

When we got to the park, we were immediately met with a snafu. Our amazing driver for the week, Anthony, couldn’t get his safari card to work, which allows him to drive the safari vehicle for us. After some waiting and a quick prayer, we were on our way!

It didn’t take long to see our first animals – giraffes! We drove around for about 2 1/2 hours and saw so many amazing animals, many up close! We saw giraffes, zebras (who crossed the road right on front of us!), wildebeest, antelopes/impala/topis (we had a hard time telling the difference between these animals 😊), rhinos, ostriches, and a few lions! It was incredible to be so up close to these animals in their natural habitat. The park is located right next to the city of Nairobi, but aside from the city skyline in the background, you couldn’t even tell we were in the city. The park extends as far as the eye can see in all directions and is dabbled with acacia trees and other green plants among the brown grasses of the plain. In a couple directions, you can even see mountain ranges in the background. Absolutely breathtaking.

On our way out of the park, we were discussing how lucky we were to see so many animals up close. I had just mentioned I wish we had seen monkeys when we were met with about 15-20 baboons on the road! We drove up and were surrounded on all sides by them. Icing on the cake. 😊

Here are a few pictures from my measly iPhone camera!

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