I’m surprised that Air Kenya does not market this world-unique opportunity at all, despite the graphic displays at Nairobi Airport.
Ololo Lodge’s friendly driver Sylvester picked me up punctually and in true Safari style at the airport gate.
As usual in Nairobbery he couldn’t keep such a beautiful car for long …
The drive from the airport to the lodge takes 45 minutes, thereof 30 minutes are already pure game driving within the National Park. A superb experience with Nairobi’s skyline in the background.
Nairobi National Park is pretty big, but well sign-posted. It never feels touristy or even asphalted, unlike Kruger Park in South Africa.
The tracks and the scenery are 100% wild Africa.
To the South the Park is unfenced, so some of the animals roam or migrate freely.
These fotos are obviously taken with a mobile phone camera.
The black (and white) rhino population is particularly rare and impressive in Nairobi National Park. With the exception of elephants you can see pretty much all big animals, including hyeana, buffalo and leopard.
I saw two different lion prides in just one drive, and even a remarkable lion kill …
Then Sylvester and I reached the entrance to Ololo Lodge.
Walking a hanging bridge over a small river (which is technically the edge of Nairobi National Park).
Arriving at the beautiful facilities of Ololo Lodge.
My room and facilities.
Depending on wind conditions, the landing path can go directly over the lodge (see plane in foto center).
Staying for a 20 hour stopover at Nairobi National Park – and making my airport transfer a game drive – was one of the better decisions in my travel life.
Thanks to www.olololodge.com !