Day: November 30, 2013
Last view of Chania Falls before we leave Blue Post and Thika.
We drove uneventfully down the Thika Superhighway to Nairobi and reached our posh hotel (The Intercontinental). Having checked in and relaxed a little, we headed out to the Karen suburb of Nairobi to the Karen Blixen House, a museum to the famous Danish author of Out of Africa. (Traffic was awful, but we eventually got there).
You’re not allowed to take photos inside, but the grounds are also interesting. This is a Fordson tractor bought by Blixen in the 1920s.
Coffee beans – she tried to grow coffee here, but without much success.
Trees Karen brought from Durban, South Africa, in 1921.
A little bird on the agapanthus.
In the garden
Back of the house
Another bird in the hedge
Australian Flame Tree
Is it a tree, or is it a cactus?
Front of the house
After lunch we drive to Lang’ata following another strange load.
At teh Giraffe centre there are also wart hogs – with piglets.
Feeding the giraffes