"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime." (Mark Twain : The Innocents Abroad, 1869)
Monday, 29 March 2010
Another Step at a Time
We had originally hoped that at the start and end of our trip that we would stay at the Wildebeest Campsite as it seemed to offer VFM accommodation, was in a good setting and received good reviews. However, it couldn't provide exactly what we needed and then didn't bother to respond to any further e'mail queries.
So before any more decent (and cheapish) accommodation disappears, we have booked into the Methodist Guest House. Not that we a particularly religious group of people but it seems to offer good accommodation (B&B) at reasonable rates (about £25 per person per night), transfers to and from the airport, secure parking, three restaurants + a snack bar and two pools. The only - slight - disadvantage is that being Methodist, it probably doesn't have a bar ! To add to its attractions, it also receives some good reviews on the Travel Advisor site.
It is fairly conveniently located close to a couple of good supermarkets at which we can provision before leaving Nairobi and from which we can fairly easily reach Nairobi's attractions if we decide to spend some time in the City before heading out to the 'bush'.
It's now only a couple of weeks before the three of us get together for the first time to discuss our two week's exploration of part of Kenya. I've a good idea of where I'd like to go and what I'd like to see - but the others may have completely different ideas ! !