Jambo!

Jambo! Jambo! (“hello” in swahili) ….
At the end of January I went for the first time in my life to Africa. Why Kenya? Well well well…. it all started by the desire to visit a place I’ve never been before…to enjoy sun, warmth and beautiful beaches…to avoid jetlag…to stay in small bungalows rather than big ugly hotels…to lay on the beach without being to close to people…. so Kenya was the winner!
The kenyan coast is beautiful and offered me all I wanted: sun, warmth, majestic Diani beach, white sand, peace and quietness, relaxation, farniente, ….
But what I did not expect from Kenya was the impact of the rough African savannah. Going on a Safari was not planned and was a spontaneous decision while being down there. But what an experience! Nature invaded me totally.
It is fun to drive through the savannah being alert all the time hoping to see as many animals as possible.
It is wonderful to see animals being totally free in their natural element.
It is humbling to experience that the savannah is not your territory, you are not mastering the place, you get the right to come in but you have to respect the rules. The One who created all of that is bigger than you.
It is fantastic to fall asleep with the sound of elephants rather than the sound of cars horning, crowd noise, people yelling on the phone, tv, etc….
In the savannah you forget the stress of the city and you embrace nature! It is so resourcing and relaxing! I still have pictures in my mind of this beautiful experience! I love nature and I need nature! Here below are 16 details of my vacations! I hope you will enjoy….

  1. The hotel’s reception

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hotel-reception

2. Bungalows

hotel

bungalow

3. Monkeys running around

monkeys

4. Perfect spot

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5. The sound of palms

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palm-1

6. Coconut directly from the tree

coconut

7. Cocktails

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cocktail-2

8. Simple fishermen boats

bateau

plage-ombre

9. Majestic beach

plage-blanche

plage-natural

plage-2-natural

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10. The pool

pool

11. Early mornings

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lever-soleil

12. Late evenings

hotel-matin

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13. Our lodge

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14. The view at lunch time

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15. The surroundings at breakfast time

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15. The savannah

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savanne-2

savanne

16. The savannah’s inhabitants

zebras

elephant

girafes

oiseau

lions

Thank you Kenya!

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