In the morning of day 34, I joined a few riders for a safari in the Nairobi National Park, kindly arranged for us by Murray. We had to leave the hotel at 6am, but getting up early proved worthwhile: We saw most of the park’s animals, including lions and rhinos close-up. Only some of the big cats (cheetahs and leopards, notably) would be impossible to spot—as was to be expected.
The Nairobi National Park is the largest national park directly located at a capital city, thus featuring Nairobi’s skyline in the background. The animals seemed entirely unimpressed by our vehicles. Unfortunately, a new railway line connecting Nairobi and Mombasa is planned to go straight through the park—because it’s cheaper than buying the surrounding land. What a shame!