We set out after finishing work Friday afternoon by air via Amsterdam and arrived Nairobi Airport, Kenya early Saturday morning. Our guide met us at the entrance with his car and we drove off. Early afternoon we reached our first camp, small thin-boarded cabins at about 3000m. In the middle of the night I woke of a sudden thump in the wall. I had my face close to a windowpane and stared right into the eyes of a huge African Buffalo scratching his thigh against the wall. I barely breathed, he was less than 10cm away....
The next day we walked close to a lot of different animals: elephants, buffaloes, monkeys... and birds before slowly ascending the slopes.
After Mt Kenya we went by bus to Tanzania to walk two more mountains, Meru and Kilimanjaro.
All the mountains were breathtaking and the flora very different from all I have seen elsewhere. But the alpine flora at Mt Kenya took the prize and the rain forrest at the foot of Mt Kilimanjaro won the woody contest.
We travelled for 10 days and arrived home early Monday morning just reaching work.
Here are some pics (other are in the gallery): First the road!