Tag : Nairobi City

Back into the wild-Nairobi National Park

The stunning sunset views of Nairobi National Park have been beckoning me for what feels like an eternity. Finally, I’ve made a triumphant comeback to my beloved park after a long hiatus due to logistical constraints and financial burdens. Despite the hefty fee of at least Ksh 700 including the cost of your vehicle, I am overjoyed to be able to immerse myself in the wild side of Nairobi once again.

Hyena Dam, one of the most reliable dams in the park.

But, unfortunately, my recent trips have been plagued by a heavy stench of dying animals, particularly the buffaloes that roam the park in abundance. Kenya has been experiencing a severe drought, with little to no rainfall until just last week. The lack of water has taken a severe toll on the park’s wildlife, and it’s a heart-wrenching sight to see these majestic creatures struggling to survive.

I witnesses this buffalo fall and thereafter it was a struggle to survive. It did not make it.

I’m sure you’ve seen the calls to support Nairobi National Park, and I implore you to heed them. The park is in dire need of our help, and every little contribution counts. In the past two weeks, I’ve been privileged to witness breathtaking views of wildlife and landscapes, but also the harsh realities of the brutal food chain. Recently, we bore witness to the unprecedented sight of lions taking down five buffaloes in rapid succession. It’s hard to fathom that so many of these creatures could be turned into mere sustenance in such a short span of time.

How can you support

It’s clear that the buffaloes are struggling, and we can’t sit idly by and watch them suffer. That’s why I urge you to support the Friends of Nairobi National Park (FONNAP) https://fonnap.org by contributing towards the provision of water bousers to fill the park’s dams and hay to feed the wildlife. Your contribution, no matter how small, will make a world of difference.

As I look forward to sharing more of my adventures in the park with you, I implore you to join me in supporting this worthy cause. Let’s do our part to ensure that Nairobi National Park’s wildlife thrives and continues to be a beacon of hope for generations to come.

My pictures so far

Once again, it feels great to be back. Here are some of the best images so far that I captured recently.

How about this for my very first click, early morning catches the worm kind of vibe. I love it!
What a welcome back, just less than a kilometre into the park and I met her having breakfast
Food is in abundance for them, they are all over now as they clear the carcasses
Black & White Nation never disappoints
A friend I need always
We accepted fate! The Railways is now part of our landscape now, we are working around our problems
Can you spot the Lioness?
Apparently, they are sleeping
2 vs 1, guess the winner
Later this week, I’m going in purely for birding and photography.

If you wish to join me on one of my trips, you are welcome to just hit me up. My Instagram and Twitter are right on my website, I will be happy to show you around.

Happy to be back writing about my adventures, 2023 will see more stories coming your way. Inshallah.

Stay blessed.