Kenya Day 1: Lake Nakuru

We arrived in Nairobi around 3:45am and went through customs pretty smoothly and fast as ours was the only plane arriving at that time. After changing in the restroom at the airport and buying a cup of coffee, we waited for our tour company (East Africa Adventure Tours and Safari) to arrive at 5am. We met our driver/guide for Kenya then started the 3 hour drive to Lake Nakuru. It was dark when we left the airport so we kept nodding off during the drive, even though once the sun was up we both really wanted to take in the villages and scenery we were passing. We arrived at our lodge, Tumaini Cottages, and were given 2 hours to take a nap and relax before an early lunch at the lodge. The lunch was preset (no options), but was actually quite tasty.

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Hello and welcome to my travel blog. I work full time and live in the United States which means I only about 3 weeks of vacation a year. My husband and I try to make the most of our time off by traveling to as many places on our never-ending wish list of places to visit. The other remaining 48 weeks of the year, I live in Columbus, Ohio and spend the time visiting new restaurants and trying to partake in as many fun activities as possible (while dreaming/planning the next vacation!). Since I’m not a full-time traveler, my blog will likely include other things than just travel posts.