Birthday Flow, Family, Boyfriend, Natural Hair…. in Nairobi

Hi All!

So for the last two weeks I have been in Nairobi on holidays with my family and my boyfriend. My folks live in Nairobi which is why I have spent the last two Christmases there and I wanted to spend my birthday there too. It was a lot fun, I had a lot time on my hands so I was able to do more and actually take time to rest and relax. Kenya is a beautiful country with lots to see and do, even with the two weeks I spent there I still didn’t have time to head down to the coast which is one of the things I’ve always wanted to do. I’ve been in a long distance relationship with my boyfriend for 4 years and we’ve never been able to spend our birthdays together (we’re 3 days apart) Β so it was a wonderful change to have him with me on that day as well as family. I had so much fun, I think hands down it was the best birthday ever, my parents made such a fuss about me and it felt great, I felt like a kid again πŸ™‚ Anyway I’m back in home now and I’m depressed as ever, the weather isn’t too bad in all fairness, spring is around the corner so I can’t complain to much. But still, nothing compares to the warmth of being in Africa, I’m not from Kenya but it’s been where we’ve called home for the last two years so when I’m there I’m home πŸ™‚ I have a couple of pictures to share with you guys from my trip …. Enjoy!

Me and the Beau :)
Me and the Beau πŸ™‚

 

Met up with my dad at his office for lunch!
Met up with my dad at his office for lunch!

 

Hands down the best meal I had on my entire trip, seafood risotto.. Yum!
Hands down the best meal I had on my entire trip, seafood risotto.. Yum!

 

At the Sunday Masai Market :)
At the Sunday Masai Market πŸ™‚

 

Trying to decide what to get his mum ...
Trying to decide what to get his mum …

 

Birthday Flowers... everyone gives you flowers for everything in Kenya!
Birthday Flowers… everyone gives you flowers for everything in Kenya!

 

More birthday flowers...
More birthday flowers…

 

Me with flowers from my mum... :)
Me with flowers from my mum… πŸ™‚

 

Rocking the puff ;)
Rocking the puff πŸ˜‰

 

Spent the morning in Nairobi national park, didn't see a whole lot of animals unfortunately. Apparently the animals migrate during the year to other countries and come back later in year :(
Spent the morning in Nairobi national park, didn’t see a whole lot of animals unfortunately. Apparently the animals migrate during the year to other countries and come back later in year 😦

 

Favourite part of the day was going to the elephant orphanage to see the baby elephants. They're so adorable, this is my second time going to the orphanage and I still get so excited! :)
Favourite part of the day was going to the elephant orphanage to see the baby elephants. They’re so adorable, this is my second time going to the orphanage and I still get so excited! πŸ™‚

 

Feeding time... this baby elephant is less than 5 months old!
Feeding time… this baby elephant is less than 5 months old!

 

Heading out of Nairobi for the day :)
Heading out of Nairobi for the day πŸ™‚

 

We passed through The Great Rift Valley on the way :) Breath taking! It runs from Tanzania all the way to Kenya and houses some of the biggest lakes in Africa... It's basically huge, this picture doesn't do it any justice.
We passed through The Great Rift Valley on the way πŸ™‚ Breath taking! It runs from Tanzania all the way to Kenya and houses some of the biggest lakes in Africa… It’s basically huge, this picture doesn’t do it any justice.

 

We stopped at Naivasha town for lunch and went to see the Hippos in Lake Naivasha. Out of the 8 lakes in the Rift Valley, Lake Baringo and Naivasha or the only fresh water lakes.
We stopped at Naivasha town for lunch and went to see the Hippos in Lake Naivasha. Out of the 8 lakes in the Rift Valley, Lake Baringo and Naivasha or the only fresh water lakes.

 

And our last stop for the day was in Nakuru, Menengai Crater!
And our last stop for the day was in Nakuru, Menengai Crater! This sign post was erected to show the distances and directions to different parts of the world, I thought it was pretty cool πŸ™‚

 

Again this picture does not do it any justice. The Menengai Crater is a dormant volcano, the last eruption was in 1991, you can still volcanic ashes mixed with the soil when you walk up the hill. In this picture I was at the edge of the crater. On the way down from the crater we caught a beautiful view of the Lake Nakuru but we weren't close enough to get a good picture... All I wanted to see were the flamingos :(
Again this picture does not do it any justice. The Menengai Crater is a dormant volcano, apparently the last eruption was in 1991 ( don’t know how accurate this is), you can still see volcanic ashes mixed with the soil when you walk up the hill. In this picture I was at the edge of the crater, we were a couple of thousands feet above sea level, the drop was quite frightening and steep. On the way down from the crater we caught a beautiful view of the Lake Nakuru but we weren’t close enough to get a good picture… All I wanted to see were the flamingos 😦

 

There was a man who volunteered to be our tour guide of some sort and showed us the path that people would take to go hiking down to the floor of the crater. He also had a little shack of souvenirs he sold to visitors.
There was a man who volunteered to be our tour guide of some sort and showed us the path that people would take to go hiking down to the floor of the crater. He also had a little shack of souvenirs he sold to visitors.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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7 thoughts on “Birthday Flow, Family, Boyfriend, Natural Hair…. in Nairobi”

  1. Aww you and your boo are cute and you’re gorgeous {so is your hair)! Where is your family from? My niece used to live in Nairobi. I’ve always wanted to visit Kenya. It looks beautiful and peaceful.

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