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October 5th, 2009 – by: liftermarbun
Traveling is one of my biggest interests in this world. I think I was born to take journey far far away (smile).
On the way from Airport to the hotel where I stayed in Lukenya Savanna (45 mins drive), I couldn't stop looking at the horizon through the endless Savanna. Fascinated like a kid I was. As soon as the taxi that brought me and my other colleague from Indonesia to the resort, I was so amazed by Zebras, Gazelles and Wildebeest on the open land. I’ve never seen such things in my life before. I took my camera immediately and photographed those beautiful animals. Patrick, the nice taxi driver, didn’t mind to wait for me until I finished from enjoying the beauty of the animals. Well, after many days staying in the resort close to the Savanna, I got bored by looking at Zebras, Wildebeest, and Gazelles (such a shy animal). Almost every day after the workshop finished, I walked on the Savanna just to enjoy the nature and sunset, of course seeing the animals.
Hiking the rocky hill on Lukenya Savanna with some friends was also a great moment. From the top of the hill we looked the sunlight penetrated the soft clouds. It was very tranquil and serene. I am missing this moment.
Saturday, September 19th, some friends and I went to Nairobi National Park. We rent vehicles to the place and also for game drive around the national park. As soon as we knew the price to enter the park, we decided not to go in. It’s a lot of money. So, we went to Safari Walk inside the complex of national park.
I was upset because I still had not gone to the places that I saw in my Lonely Planet. That’s why I went to Kajiado. But still, I really wanted to go to the National Park and Reserve and not wasting my time in Nairobi. I walked around with my friend Gibson (one of the participants) in Nairobi and he invited me for lunch one day before I went back to Indonesia. He showed me Nairobi. We went to August 7th Memorial Park (used to be US Embassy, but bombed by terrorist several years ago).
I sat nicely on the bus Kenya Wildlife Service. I talked and laughed with local people (there was only two non-locals in the bus – me and a guy from Arkansas). I took pictures all the animals that I’ve never seen before. Unfortunately there were no big cats; we were too early for big cats; and no elephants, because it was so dry and hardly enough grass for them to eat. They were moved to the highlands. But still, I really enjoyed the afternoon. I took pictures from the bus and smiled.
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