Happy Monday mummies, I hope you all had a wonderful and relaxing weekend. One of our new year’s resolutions was to enjoy every moment and try to spend more family time together. Life has a way of making you so busy that you find yourself falling into a routine. As some of you may already know we live in the sunny Nairobi, Kenya.We decided to go this weekend to the Nairobi Animal Orphanage located in Langata.
The animal orphanage is very similar to your average zoo however what makes it special is that all the animals there have been rescued from the wild at a very young age.
Entry fees for Kenyans is 215 ksh (approximately $2) and for Kenyan residents around $3. surprisingly if you are a tourist entry fee is $22. We were greeted by the Maasai warriors at the entrance. The Maasai tribe is known for their unique culture and they mostly live next to the game parks in Maasai Mara and Serengeti (Tanzania).
Most of the animals were caged; each cage had a description of the animal and a little story of how they were rescued. I loved how they also included each animal’s name in Swahili.
The only animal running freely around the park are the monkeys, we were warned to be alert because they are very cheeky and might snatch a bag or hat. Just a little “monkey business”.
It was the first time baby E has seen all these different types of animals. I’m glad that he got the chance to see the African lion because that is his favourite animal. Some of you might recall that his dad nicknamed him Simba (lion in Swahili) when he was a newborn.
We saw the leopard (Chui in Swahili) and I found it fascinating that they are able to kill prey heavier than themselves. We also got the chance to see a cheetah and learn that its name comes from a Hindu word that means spotted one. It was a beautiful family day out and we enjoyed every second.
Have you ever been to kenya? Would you like to visit one day?
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