Our second day in Nairobi started with a particularly important task: a visit to the travel agency to pay for all the scheduled trips for the rest of our stay, including the car for the safari. With that out of the way, we got to the serious business of touristing with David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage. ( More cute elephants... )
From the orphanage we moved to the Giraffe Centre. ( Giraffes are also pretty cute... )
Giraffes were not feeling too social, it was too hot and most of them stuck to the shade away from noise and tourists.
We made an attempt to visit Karen Blixen home-museum. She is the author of "Out of Africa", which I haven't read. Apparently there was some movie I haven't seen as well. I've read Joy Adamson's "Born free" but there weren't any museums for that. When we found out that the charge for non-residents was eight times the price of entry for residents we turned away. N. forgot his resident card at home and I didn't have any interest in any museums. BTW, it's universal in Kenya that tourists pay more. All my tickets and hotel room charges were at least twice the price of N.'s.
We replenished ourselves at the Carnivore restaurant, which up until 2004 used to serve all sorts of game meats, such as zebra, antelopes, buffalo, etc., but has now been forced by law to move to more traditional beef and lamb with some crocodile and ostrich thrown in. While my meat-eating companions enjoyed the all-you-can eat feast brought by waiters on huge skewers and cut to order by machetes I enjoyed the show and had some grilled red snapper. ( Final images of the day )