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What to see in Nairobi

Old Jan 23rd 2003, 4:41 am
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Liz
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Rita Daggett wrote:

    > > > Is the orphanage part of the center or next to Nairobi Park?
    > > Next to Nairobi NP.
    >
    > I think there may be two orphanages - there is (or used to be ) one associated
    > with the Park - I heard not very good things about that one.
Me2, which is why I've never been there.....

    > There also is (or used to be!) Daphne Sheldrick's elephant orphanage - also near
    > the NP.
This was what confused me.
I thought Daphne's orphanage was in/near Tsavo, but a prog on TV in the last
month implied that it is in/near Nairobi NP. It looked very interesting and
worthwhile.

Liz

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Old Jan 23rd 2003, 4:51 am
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Hans-Georg Michna wrote:

    > [email protected] (Sherry Hall) wrote:
    >
    > >Do you need to book it, or can you just show up that day. How many
    > >hours does it take?
    >
    > you cannot just show up, because you need a car or minibus to
    > drive in. You have to arrange this beforehand, but probably the
    > hotel will be able to help or any of the tour companies.

All the tourist-class hotels I've been in in Nairobi have a tour desk and
offer trips of about 3 hours, morning or afternoon into the Park. The
company you're travelling with will probably offer them too.

    > I always drive in for a whole day, but then I always drive
    > myself. I don't know what tours are available, but you'll find
    > out.
I'd recommend a whole day too (it's a great place to 'get your eye in' at
the beginning of the safari, and also a great place to end - often you seem
to be driven back to Nairobi after breakfast and have to 'hang around' all
day before a night flight (maybe that's just flights to London!), which is a
bit of an anti-climax, though there are options.

I've never seen a full-day tour offered by a tour-desk comapny. Again, you
might be able to arrange it through your own tour company, failing that you
try one of the tailor-making safari companies such as Express.

However, as Hans suggested, you might be feeling very tired, especially
coming from the States. From western Europe it's easier as you don't fly
through many time-zones.

Liz
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Old Jan 23rd 2003, 6:35 am
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"Karl Quies" wrote:

    >"Hans-Georg Michna" wrote in message
    >news:[email protected]...

    >> [email protected] (Sherry Hall) wrote:

    >> >Do you need to book it, or can you just show up that day. How many
    >> >hours does it take?

    >> >Light-air, is the elevation that high in Nairobi? Our current elevation
    >> >is 5200 ft. We live next to the Sierra Mountains in Nevada (USA).

    >> Wilson Airport (between Nairobi city and Nairobi National Park)
    >> altitude is 5,535 ft. You're lucky. You arrive with the right
    >> number of red blood cells. You'll feel better than the average
    >> tourist.

    >Is there anything to take other then a welcome drink to make you
    >feel better? Or is that the wrong thing to have under the circumstances?

Karl,

short of living up high for a week, you can't do anything.

For most people, 5,500 ft altitude are no real problem. 12,000
ft could be. I once flew up to Leh, Ladakh, and had to stay in
the horizontal for a day or two until I recovered from a strong
headache. But then I was fine.

An old lady once flew up into the highlands of Malawi and lost
conscience. After some time they got the idea to take her down
again, still unconscious. When she arrived in the lowlands, she
regained her conscience and was fine again.

But such things don't happen in Nairobi. It's not that high.

Hans-Georg

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Old Jan 23rd 2003, 9:14 am
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Hans-Georg Michna wrote:

    > An old lady once flew up into the highlands of Malawi and lost
    > conscience.
^^^^^^^^^^

LOL! Don't do that when I'm drinking tea!

Sorry, Hans-Georg, I'd never usually remark; your English is perfect,
and unlike me, you don't make typos, but it was *such* a funny image,
resistance was useless (which may have been the old lady's problem)!

Liz

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Old Jan 24th 2003, 10:17 pm
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Liz wrote:

    >In message
    > Hans-Georg Michna wrote:

    >> An old lady once flew up into the highlands of Malawi and lost
    >> conscience.
    > ^^^^^^^^^^

    >LOL! Don't do that when I'm drinking tea!
    >Sorry, Hans-Georg, I'd never usually remark; your English is perfect,
    >and unlike me, you don't make typos, but it was *such* a funny image,
    >resistance was useless (which may have been the old lady's problem)!

Liz,

LOL, it took me several seconds and a look into the dictionary
to understand my mistake. Occasionally the fact jumps out that
English is not my mother language.

Should have been consciousness, of course, rather than
conscience. Now I wonder what kinds of funny associations my
error provoked. Sorry for any spilled tea! :-)

Hans-Georg

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Old Jan 25th 2003, 5:42 am
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Hans-Georg Michna wrote:

    > Liz wrote:
    >
    > >In message
    > > Hans-Georg Michna wrote:
    >
    > >> An old lady once flew up into the highlands of Malawi and lost
    > >> conscience.
    > > ^^^^^^^^^^
    >
    > >LOL! Don't do that when I'm drinking tea!
    > >
    > >Sorry, Hans-Georg, I'd never usually remark; your English is perfect,
    > >and unlike me, you don't make typos, but it was *such* a funny image,
    > >resistance was useless (which may have been the old lady's problem)!
    >
    > Liz,
    >
    > LOL, it took me several seconds and a look into the dictionary
    > to understand my mistake. Occasionally the fact jumps out that
    > English is not my mother language.

I've never noticed before.
I make far more typing mistakes writing in what is near enough to my 'mother
tongue'!

Liz
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