We arrived in Nairobi after dark and were ready to hit the town, but with the locals repeated warnings against going anywhere (even a block from the hotel) we decided to play it safe. Nairobi isn't nicknamed Nairobbery for nothing.
We got up early to see what we could in Nairobi before taking a 6 hour bus ride to Aurusha. We went to two conservation centers; one for elephants and one for giraffes. I had to see if the Monahan tongue was longer than the lengedary giraffe. Score one for the giraffe, but just barely. We even met Obama's 'cousin' and we promised that we would tell Obama 'hi' for him. Now if we could only pronounce his cousin's name.
Tomorrow morning we start our safari to Tarangire Natl Park, Serengeti NP, and the Ngorongoro crater. Over dinner, the owner of the safari company, an eccentric German transplant, treated us to some local stories and beers. So far, Tanzania is showing potential.