Going on safari
There are two types of safari vechicles, one is small zebra-look truck for approximately 15 people and the other is matatu with open roof for taking pictures which can take six to maximum eight people. I did safari in matatu with open rooftop together with six other people and it was very comfortable and spacious for both, ride and taking pictures.
Getting to Kimana Lodge
Hm, those who finished their safari experience couldn't hide how much they envy us who just came over. I am sure it was quite the same with us when we went back to Bamburi, as I am concerned it was.
After relatively short and dusty ride we get to our base at Kimana game reserve. Nice place with plenty of greenery, that was my first impression.
Flying to Kimana
We departured to Kimana by this small jet from local airport nearby Bamburi. Hm, it was my first experience and just before departure there was heavy rain in whole that area. Most of the passengers were a bit worried but this guys, local pilots, have lots of experience flying in all possible conditions. They welcomed us with huge smiles and our discomfort wanished in a second.
We stopped at Mombasa airport for gasoline and reached Kimana in about one hour. The flight was very interesting because we could enjoyed in a great landscapes bellow us.
The airport at Kimana could hardly be called by that name, it's a flat ground but we landed smoothly as it was real airfield.
Our way back to Shanzu was like a piece of cake because we already learned to trust this local pilots who are doing great job.