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February 23, 2019

Home from home

SO MUCH TO ENJOY: A pride of lions takes a rest. Photo/GARETH JONES
SO MUCH TO ENJOY: A pride of lions takes a rest. Photo/GARETH JONES

Well, 2015 has seemingly flown past and 2016 is quickly unfolding. In this fast and often crazy world we live in, many people like to 'escape from the city' and spend time in a natural environment. Well, the Nairobi National Park is one of those 'escape to the wild' places.

However, over many years I have noted most of us are still in 'city mode' when we enter a national park, and would like to see as much of the created wonders as possible. But our challenge is to quickly snap out of 'city mode' into 'bush mode'.

For many people the Nairobi National Park is a kind of 'home from home', a place where families have a wonderful time enjoying much of the rich natural treasures in the park.

It is helpful to raise a few points that will hopefully ensure maximum satisfaction and relaxation for others.

(1) Pray for God to show you the glory of creation (2) Slow down when driving – a speed of less than 30km/h is advised (3) Don’t just look at the grass and trees, look through the grass and trees (4) Watch the reactions of different herbivores and birds, go with the attitude of 'birdwatching', show interest in the smaller creatures, sooner or later other large creatures, such as lions could 'get in the way' (6) Don’t drive too far, stop often at waterholes and wait (7) Stop often in places with a good view and scan the horizon with binoculars (8) Go with the attitude of “let nature come to me” rather than us trying to “catch a bit of nature”.

I hope that your time in this 'home from home' in the wild will be restful and be like a 'soul tonic'.

The park is open daily from 0600 to 1900.

For more information on the park you can link to the following websites or or on Facebook – Nairobi National Park.


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