After starting this year by writing aboutcool stuff to do in Sri Lanka, I am continuing the trend with another exotic destination – the capital of Kenya, Nairobi. Check out when is best to travel there and what you can do and see, if you are first time in Nairobi and eager to experience a small wildlife adventure.
WHEN TO VISIT ?
December to March are spring-warm months with average temperatures (25-28 C) during the day. Cooler-dry months are from July till September. However rainy seasons are from mid-March to June., and from late October through December. So for planning tour activities, the best is to choose dry months in October, or January-February, or even in July-August.
WHAT TO SEE/DO?
Nairobi, the capital is interesting as it is also a home to a wildlife as there is National Park (which I visited) – so in case you do not want to go for a big safari, you can enjoy being up close with prey animals like zebra, antelopes, giraffes, buffalo… but also predators such as cheetah, lion, hyena, leopard and many more. Read more
If you have read my previous post about why Mauritius isadventurous and romantic getaway, then now I will show you more interesting Mauritius tourist activities. I personally visited this places so that I why I recommend them.
For the starters, when you travel to Mauritius you will maybe learn for the first time in your life about the Dodo. Dodos were huge birds of unknown species that existed only on the island of Mauritius. Dodos were one meter tall and weighed in at approximately 20 kg and inhabited Mauritius for millions of years. Due to its short wings and bulky body the dodo could not fly or run away from dangers, so its extinction was recognized in the 19th century. Now it is the symbol of Mauritius and you ca buy souvenirs like this one:
If you want to move a bit away from the hotel, and explore the island, one thing you could do is to rent a scooter or a car. Important: driving is on the right side! Read more
When I was 12 years old, I watched some travel TV show and it was about an island in Indian Ocean >>> Mauritius. I immediately fell in love with the island and promised myself I would visit it one day. It happened that I was there four times in three years, for a 24 hours layover. This was one of the perks of my flying cabin crew career for Emirates Airlines. It was one of the most frequent places I visited during my flying years. And I loved it more then Seychelles, however it can probably not beat Maldives :-). All in all, Mauritius turned out to be a real romantic and adventurous getaway.
I wrote this post (and there will be another one soon) in order to tingle your curiosity about this island and maybe you put it on your list for trips in the future :-).