Nairobi, Kenya

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Air Kenya Boeing 737-800 5Y-KYF, Kenya — May 20, 2010


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View over Nairobi, Kenya — May 20, 2010

Kenya Airways postponed our onward flight to Kigale, Rwanda and gave us an evening in Nairobi. We hired a guide who took us on top of the Kenyatta International Conference Centre for afternoon views over Nairobi. Later in the evening we went to a restaurant bar that featured live Congolese-influenced music. Other than having to lug our rollaway bags and other carry-ons all over Nairobi, it was a great layover tour.


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Kenyatta International Conference Centre, Nairobi, Kenya — May 20, 2010


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View over Nairobi, Kenya — May 20, 2010


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View over Nairobi, Kenya — May 20, 2010

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Countries visited - Africa 1998 - 1999

Africa route map

Our scehdule

I am not sure how it all got started. It wasn’t a magical spark of lightning that began the cataclysm, nor was it the supreme words of a higher being sending us on our way. Somehow, though, the powers of the universe contrived enabling our journey through the Heart of Africa.

It began quite innocently as an alleged trip to Bulgaria and Romania. This idea was eventually vetoed and placed “on hold” for future girlfriends. Zap—a long awaited spark was kindled—The Middle East: Yemen, in particular. And the visas were applied for, the air tickets purchased; and on a fine March 4th day we were on our way aboard a gleaming Air France 747 en route to Cairo, Egypt, via a five day layover in France.

We never did make it to Yemen, nor the Middle East for that matter; we headed South, instead, into the Heart of Africa, and what follows is the story of events as they unfold.

Egypt Ethiopia Eritrea Botswana Tanzania Madagascar Namibia Zambia Kenya Zimbabwe South Africa Uganda Malawi Mozambique