If stress is what you are escaping from, and rest is what you need, then The Emakoko is the perfect place. At times the silence can be almost deafening during the day, and the nights are often filled with distant noises of wild animals going about their nocturnal business.
Take a game drive into one of the most unique game parks in the world, Nairobi National Park or visit the community that border it. Otherwise an excursion into Nairobi to visit the David Sheldrick wildlife trust, the giraffe centre or the local shops may be more appealing. Finally for the more adventurous, a helicopter trip to the world famous Masai Mara, or up Mt. Kenya might be the better alternative.
Nairobi National Park News
21 Dec 2014
Not an everyday sighting.
Today was super amazing. Elsie the Lioness was sitting up a tree(photos to follow).
7 Unicorns, Plains Game and Crocs.
This guy for ONCE sat and posed for the camera.
21 Dec 2014
LOOK UP !!!....FOR LIONS
It was last Sunday morning when a message from a friend featured on a social media posting …”lion on a tree at No8 “ with their photo of a lioness high up in a tree . It is very unusual to see lions climbing trees anywhere , most people hear about such things in Lake Manyara (Tanzania) or Ishasha (Uganda) , but Wow ! this is Nairobi National Park !
Over a period of many years I have been privileged to have a number of sightings involving various lions up trees . On particular sighting was on a cloudy Saturday afternoon as I drove through the park , in the valley below No5 junction a group of giraffe caught my attention . The giraffe were all standing still a looking in the same direction for quite some time . After a short while a lioness came into my view walking up the hill , and crossed the road , and moved into the long grass . Thinking that the lioness could possibly cross the next road near No19 junction , I drove around to position myself for a photograph .
Then , no lioness ? Funny that she just disappeared like that ? Then I looked behind me and saw that she was actually climbing a big acacia tree . I watched as she climbed about 7 metres up into the tree , and stayed there for more than 2 hours , no doubt enjoying the cool breeze as she lay positioned on a large branch.
So why not visit to Nairobi National Park ? Get your family & friends together ,shake off the city , and do it ! It can be a wonderful adventure to explore the wonders of God’s creation . Apart from the obvious to look on the ground for sightings , also remember to “ look up !!!...for lions !!”