Let the adventure begin
Our adventure is about to begin as we step off the plane in Nairobi. Passports are checked and we pass smoothly and uneventfully through the checks in this unfamiliar airport. We wait for our driver and soon-to-be guide, Jackson.
Jackson arrives and drives us to the hotel where we are to stay for two nights. We all agree however that it is not so much of an hotel but more the 'welcoming home' for which it is reputed. Staff bustle around us collecting our luggage, offering us a welcome drink and a menu! It’s late but we haven’t eaten and although Tom isn’t hungry I feel I need something so order some pasta to have in our room. Due to the late hour I had imagined a small bowl of food if I was lucky but a feast arrives along with salad and bread rolls.
For a hungry traveller, nothing has been overlooked!
The name of our room is “Manyatta” which we are told means “among the Maasai”. It is large and spacious with an en-suite bathroom almost the size of my bedroom at home! It is luxurious to say the least with a small balcony and I look forward to seeing our view in the morning. We sleep very soundly.