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Published: October 4th 2013
As my days in Kenya were coming to an end, Sam and I decided that we were going to sit back and relax and enjoy the last bit of my trip.
There was again another trip to the coast which had much better weather then the first trip we made to the coast. This time, we decided that it would be fun to rent another piki-piki since we both had enjoyed it so much on the first trip. Except this time, I attempted to drive! Not only were we in a field, but I had lost my shoes earlier when going to see some flamingos in the river and thus my first time on a motorcycle was a success! I made sure to spend some time soaking up the summer sun (seeing its almost winter in the states) and even agreed to eat some of the local seafood. I enjoyed the coast (as expected) and it was sad to leave the ocean again, but there were other things that I still wanted to see in the city.
Back in Nairobi, Sam and I decided to check out the Nairobi Animal Orphanage which proved to be an exciting experience. We
Petting a Cheetah
Nairobi Animal Orphanage
had seen the animals out in the wild, but this time we got a much closer encounter. We got to go into the cheetah pen and have a bit of time to take some photos, which was totally worth it! We also got to see a lot of the lions close up and a lot of monkeys and bird that would have otherwise died in the wild. We also stopped by the Giraffe Center where I hand fed some giraffes which was a great time as well! It was really a great experience and it is going to be hard to visit a zoo ever again after going to Africa.
Finally down to the last few days I had to finish up the last little bit of my project that I took on when first arriving to Kenya. With Sam's help, I was able to finish my painitings and rearrange a few things into what I thought was a very cool living space (which Sam now lives in). I'm sure some things will be moved around but it felt good to help out Sam's family knowing that they allowed me to stay with them for the nearly 3 months
and were so generous the entire time.
On my final night in Nairobi, Sam and I went out for a nice dinner at Carnivore, which is very similar to a Brazilian steakhouse but with a different menu. After eating light all day I was ready to have a bit of a feast. And with a unusual menu I had to give everything a taste. I had beef, chicken, pork, crocodile, veal, sausage, ox, and ostrich (which is delicious and tastes like steak). Sam was a bit bummed because the last time he was there they were allowed to have 'real' game meat (zebra, gazelle, ect) but I think it was fantastic and went home with a very full belly.
So the time came where my trip in Kenya ended and a time for me to say goodbye to one of my best friends. I had an absolutely fantastic time and couldn't have had a better guide to show me the ropes of Kenya and get me better deals. Thanks so much Sam, I had an awesome trip that I'll never forget!
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