We booked our flights 2 weeks before the trip and had to visit the travel clinic in Dubai to get vaccinated against yellow fever.
I’d say Kenya was one of the most amazing trips of our lives. As soon as we landed in Nairobi, we took a van and drove to Masai Mara. We stopped at 2 provinces on our way. It is a 5 hours drive from Nairobi to Masai Mara.
As soon as we arrived, we had lunch and went on a safari. We met Timon and Pumba LOL and saw giraffes and lions. We went back to the resort before it got dark. We had dinner that night and enjoyed a presentation by the Masai Tribe.
The next day, we woke up REALLY EARLY in the morning and we didn’t have enough sleep of the hyenas. YESSS!!! HYENAS!!! We later continued our safari trip to meet the big 5 animals of Africa and had lunch in the middle of the jungle overlooking the crocodiles and hippos. Our tour guide explained the migration process which we missed by a month. We drove to the Masai Village to meet the people and they performed a wedding ceremony. They taught us how they build their homes and their lifestyle. They also showed us how a man would propose to a woman and I pretended to be a potential pride. Basically, the man who wants to marry her has to jump really high, if he can’t he has to provide 10 cows as dowry but if he manages to, he then can offer 6 cows instead. Tim jumped really high that the chief of the village joked and said sorry Nissreen you don’t get any cows LOL. We bought lots of items from the village because everything they offered was made by hand was beautiful.
Our final day in Kenya, we drove back to Nairobi and had dinner at a province. We also stopped at a souvenir store to purchase a painting of the Masai Tribe. We were so upset that it was our last day in Kenya because we really fell in love with that place.
Here is a fantastic article written by my close and good friend Christina Voskou. The article is called ‘Safari Holiday – Jumbo Kenya’.