Day 138 Kenya : Timau - Nairobi

Day 138 Kenya

Trip Distance 227 km (141 m) Total Distance 16120 km (10019 m)
Road Condition 100% tar    
Time to travel 4hrs    
Cost of diesel KSH68-90    
Stopover
Nairobi
Jungle Junction S1 17.325 E36 45.615 KSH1200 - Hot showers, clean flushing toilets and shopping centres galore - real shops!!

We had a leisurely wake up and breakfast  in the suna_SG105245 not wanting to rush away from the relaxing time we'd been having.  We were joined by Kittie 1, Kittie 2, Doggie 1 and Doggie 2 (following on from the naming convention of the donkeys!).  But we were all ready to move on and particularly to hit the shopping mecca of Nairobi - we were hoping that we wouldn't be disappointed.....

We set off on the A1 towards our first stop, Nanyuki where we'd cross the equator into the southern hemisphere for the first time (although not the last!).  We drove extremely carefully towards Nanyuki on badly pot-holed roads that had never seen any maintenance, with Anja and Jorg in the lead nursing Willy's suspension (or lack thereof!) and finally arrived to greet the Equator.

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From Nanyuki the quality of the road immediately changed to well-maintained tar and we made good time to Nairobi arriving at Jungle Junction 4hrs after setting off which we found quite easily following T4A directions.  It took a little longer than expected because the traffic from the outskirts of Nairobi was extremely heavy and added an extra 1 hour onto our travel time to negotiate through it.  On arriving at Jungle Junction we bumped into Iain again who was just getting ready to leave but was waiting for the service on his bike to be finished.

#1 Tracey on 9.15.2009 at 9:15 AM

aaaahhh - Thanks for giving me a pic of your gorgeous husband - you both look so well and healthy - looking gorgeous Jan

enjoy and take care

xx