I build this website to share the delights with others and leave a memory of a charming holiday spent in Kenya from 4th to 19th of February 2007, a two-week journey (7 days safari and 7 days in the resort on the sea) of adventure and discovery, organized by African Safari Club. We left Milan from Malpensa airport on 4th February and we arrived in Mombasa after 10 hours flight, early in the morning, with an intermediate landing in Zanzibar. We spent our first day in Shanzu at hotel Shanzu Beach where we relax after flight, and take a walk at the local places. The day after we proceeded with a van for a safari tour named "Out of Africa".
SafariThe "Out of Africa" safari is a tour of four national parks of Kenya: Tsavo Est, Lake Nakuru, Masai Mara and Kilimanjaro Kimana. At every village we were accomodated in small bungalows. We moved with a little plane (maximum 20 passengers) between national parks and our group was composed of 18 people. That was a nice and exciting experience for lot of us, while we take so small aircraft for the first time.
We saw almost all the African animals except for leopard and cheetah. We admired the landscapes of National parks, very different in kind and nature, clean and flavorful air and wild world of animals. We spent our time with our new friends: Johanna and Albert, Germans and Gill and Jonathan, English. We had good time together, full of great moments! The Safari organisation was perfect: very punctual, without hitches and with a great diversification of program on different days, in different villages.
Holiday on SeaWe spent our last 7 days of this holiday in Watamu, in a touristic resort on Watamu Beach. The White sand beaches were beautiful! Pity that high swell (about 3 meters) deposits sea waste on the beach and the low swell make it impossible to swim. Fortunately there was a swimming pool if one wanted to swim. In fact there was a remarkable quantity of vegetation in the sea.
Near to our resort there was Watamu village where the majority of the people are Muslims.The Christian's colony was situated not very far from Muslim's colony. It was interesting to find out how many Italians are permanent residents at Watamu and Malindi since many years. We spent half day sightseeing Malindi and the other half going around in the boat, a trip organised by the beach boys.
We enjoyed the company of two Italian couples that we met in this vacation in Kenya: Angela and Andrea, and Silvia and Luca with whom we became friends. They live not far from us in Milan (the world really is small) and after all this years we see them often. Travel doesn’t mean only see the new place, but meet new friends, too.