Kisumu, Kenya. 2

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While in Impala Park, Kisumu, I decided to take a break from walking because it was scorching hot outside. The guard at the gate had mentioned that there was a hotel within the park so I decided to go check it out.

It’s called Impala Eco Lodge. I ordered some traditional cuisine (fried fish, mashed potatoes and kale) for lunch. The service was pretty amazing I must say. I’d give it a 10 out of 10. Just as I was about to finish my lunch, the chef came to find out if I’d enjoyed my meal! Well, that’s never happened to me before so I felt pretty special! 🙂

I also took a private boat ride courtesy of the hotel. The gentleman operating the speed boat noticed that I had a camera around my neck and was kind enough to offer to ask his friend to tag along so that he could take pictures of me. How amazing was that!?!

Needless to say, I had the most breathtaking time out there!

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Always be kind.

Dee.

Nairobi, Kenya. 3

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Hey ya loves! 🙂

On the day I was to leave for school, I decided to take a small tour of Nairobi. All these pictures are of the CBD. There’s so much you can do within the city. Like paddle boat at the Central Park (Uhuru Park). Or climb to the KICC helipad for the most gorgeous view of the city. All for a dollar or two! 🙂

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Also, this is what 25 shillings can get you in Nairobi. 🙂

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Always be kind.

Dee.

Kiambu, Kenya. 1

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I’m seated on my bed as I write this. Very exhausted after a long day of classes and lectures. It’s 9pm. And I’m really looking forward to publishing this post. I get an unexplainable high off blogging. It just makes me happy. 🙂

Lemme tell you a lil something about today’s post.

A few weeks ago I visited Paradise Lost. It’s a private estate in the outskirts of Nairobi. It was my first time there. What drew me to it was the fact that it had a gorgeous waterfall and a small pretty lake within it. And caves. And horses.

It’s usually crowded over the weekends so I opted to visit on a Monday morning. There was hardly anyone there. And it was even prettier than I’d imagined.

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Always be kind.

Dee.

Naivasha, Kenya. 3

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This was our last day in Naivasha.

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Our morning was pretty relaxed, breakfast and strolls around the lake.

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We then headed to Lake Naivasha Country Club.

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These are the kind of things that make you want to build a home in Naivasha, amazing nature and wildlife. It’s so peaceful out there.

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Cool tents to camp out in within the club.

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Perfect scenery.

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Time to re-energize.

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Just what I needed after that lunch. A trampoline!

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And then it was time to say “Adios!” to beautiful Naivasha. I’ll definitely be back again. IMG_20140820_152731

Always be kind.

Dee.

Naivasha, Kenya. 2

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Day 2 was just as chilly as the first and all we wanted to do was chill in our blankets. But then again, that would have been such a boring vacation.
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After breakfast, we fed the monkeys around our cottage with fruit and some other food we had.IMG_20140818_223400

Then took a boat ride on Lake Naivasha. We saw a number of hippopotamuses peeking from beneath the water, but unfortunately I couldn’t get a clear shot of them. 😦 And the flamingos kept flying away every time we got close.20140817_162549

The sky was the only thing that didn’t hide from us. 🙂 Ok, not the only thing, but it was too pretty not to snap.
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We then drove to Fisherman’s Camp for lunch.IMG_20140818_193438

Isn’t she beautiful? 🙂

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This house looks sort of “haunted” though. Standing all alone on an island with birds flying over it. Taken during the boat ride.IMG_20140820_152126

Sipping on my milkshake at Fisherman’s Camp.
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My most favorite part of Day 2. I don’t remember ever enjoying a bike ride that much, and the only reason I stopped was because the sun was setting.IMG_20141029_055726

Naivasha Day 3 coming soon.

Always be kind.

Dee.

Naivasha, Kenya. 1

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Naivasha is a town in Kenya, located along the Nairobi – Nakuru highway, roughly an hour’s drive from Nairobi. It lies on the shore of Lake Naivasha in the Great Rift Valley.

Ps: The main setting of Disney’s “Lion King” is modelled after the main park in Naivasha – Hell’s Gate National Park.

During my last year’s summer holiday, my sisters and I took a drive down to the town for a short vacation.

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It was pretty chilly when we arrived. We had booked a self-catering cottage in advance and had the caretaker direct us to the place via phone. Ha! Of course we got lost. Almost drove through the parks into Nakuru town!! I mean, we’d obviously passed the cottage because it was meant to be on the shore of Lake Naivesha…the same lake we had driven past minutes ago. But no, both my sisters were like, “Come on. We got this,” …and further into the woods we drove! Haha! 😀 Well, at least we enjoyed the views on the way. There were a bunch of zebras and antelopes grazing calmly just by the roadsides.

I still love my sisters to bits though. ❤

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There were so many giraffes roaming around as well.

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So when we finally got to our cottage, the caretaker made sure to inform us that the hippos down at the lake usually roam around the cottages at night and that we needed to be cautious about that.

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That bed was HEAVEN!

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The little monkey came to say hi as well.

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The coolest art! Maasai women brewing something… ❤

And then there was the cute kitty with major attitude.

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Fun Fact: Naivasha is derived from a Maasai word Nai’posha, meaning “rough waters” because of the sudden storms which may arise.

Will post more about Naivasha Day 2 & 3 soon.

Always be kind.

Dee.