We got our passports and Carnet stamped out in Nairobi as there is no border crossing where we are going. Many overlanders choose to drive past Lake Turkana to cross the border to Ethiopia, as it’s much more scenic and to avoid the other complicated border crossing.
First on our trip was Lake Naivasha, to spot some wildlife. We didn’t really have an idea where we would be able to see the lake, so we entered a random driveway up to the lake. It ended up to be a private luxury resort, so we felt a bit out of place. As it was low season, we were stilled welcomed into the resort. Wild animals walking around, grass perfectly cut and giant trees covering the land with shade. One of the guards gave us a private tour of the place and showed us the hippos relaxing in the swamp. Only 100 meters away, were they enjoying their mud bath sleep. To breathe they surface every few minutes or so and give a little grunt to tell other animals not to disturb their sleep. We had lunch on the resort terrain (out of the back of the car, we didn’t even dare ask for prices) and moved on northwards to the equator.