ぼくのなつやすみのよてい

学生時代にバックパッカーをしておくべきだったと30歳を超えて気づきました。初めての海外は、大学卒業後のインド。懲りてしばらく海外に行かなくなりました。英語コンプレックス。東京の田舎育ち。2016年6月、初めての一人海外旅行は台湾。2016年10月、2度目の一人海外旅行はイラン。 語学力がなくても何とかなることに気づき、そこからよく海外に行くようになりました。 リュックだけ持って、LCCで海外にいく弾丸海外旅行スタイルが好きです。 2017年の夏休みはアフリカ(ガボン、トーゴ、ベナン)に行きます。

My trip to Kenya, 2018

I went to Kenya for my new year's vacation 2018. I signed up for a safari package. It cost 250,000 yen, because it's a private tour. The package included hotel, meals, car and driver. I spent 6 days in Kenya.

The first night, I was in Nairobi. It is said that Nairobi is dangerous, so I stayed within the good area.

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昨日(12/27)の23:50分頃羽田空港を出発し、ドーハで乗り継ぎして、ようやくナイロビに。20時間超かかった。また、アフリカだ!

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ナイロビの国際展示場的なところ。

The next day, my tour started. The driver picked me up at my hotel and drove me to Amboseli. It took five hours from Nairobi.

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サファリへゴー。と言っても、目的地のアンボセリまでナイロビから車で5時間。

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今夜のお宿。

After we went to the hotel, we went on safari. I saw many animals, like zebras, impalas, elephants, hyenas, baboons and buffalos.

Zebras and impalas were everywhere, so I got bored of them soon.

 

The next day, we went to Lake Bogolia, which is famous for pink flamingos. It took eight hours from Amboseli.

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アンボセリ国立公園から、ボゴリア湖に向かってます。所要時間8時間くらい。長い。暇。車窓から見える風景は山梨の韮崎あたりのイメージですが、違いますでしょうか。

On the way to Bogolia, my driver often asked me "Do you like birds?" "I like eating birds, but I'm not interested in seeing them." So, my driver looked puzzled. When we arrived at Lake Bogolia, there were many flamingos but they were far away. So I couldn't take good pictures with my iPhone.

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8時間のドライブで、ようやくボゴリア湖へ。フラミンゴがたくさんいるけど、フラミンゴしかいない。しかも遠くてiPhoneではよく撮れない。かつ私の5千円の双眼鏡では、あまりよく見れない。フラミンゴのためだけに8時間のドライブ。「鳥好きなのか」とドライバーが何度も尋ねてきた理由がわかった。すみません、私はそんなに鳥は好きではありません。バードウォッチングとかしたことも、しようと思ったこともありません。

I was the only tourist there. Lake Bogolia's hotel dinner was not good. The soup made my tongue go numb. It tasted like poison.

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ケニアの元大統領モイさんの経営するホテルの夕飯。ブッフェ形式。基本、まずい。特にスープは「何だこれ毒か?」みたいな味で舌が軽く痺れる。肉も何かパサパサしててまずい。かつ時間になっても全く準備されてなくて、朝食なんて1時間くらい待ったけど、結局準備が整わなかったし、整う雰囲気もなかったので、チェックアウトして次の目的地に向かった。

This was the worst soup I've ever had.

The next morning, I woke up for breakfast, which was supposed to be served at 7. But, it wasn't ready. So, I left from Bogolia without eating. From Bogolia, I went to Masai Mara. On the way, I crossed the equator. This was my first experience crossing the equator. After driving for eight hours, I arrived at Masai Mara.

I went on safari. I saw many animals, such as zebras, elephants, lions and giraffes. Almost all animals I had already seen before in Amboseli, but I saw giraffes for the first time. Other animals I got bored, but I really like giraffes, so I didn't get bored of seeing them.

The next day, I also went on safari. I was completely bored because safari was from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. On the first day, I got many good pictures of animals. So I didn't need any more. But, on the second day, the driver stopped for every animals. So I felt obligated to take pictures even though I didn't want to. Because I went all the way to Bogolia to see the pink flamingos, my driver thought I love birds, so he stopped for every bird we saw. In fact, I'm not interested in birds so much.

On the way back to the airport, the road was very muddy. Our car got stuck in the mud. But, my bird liking driver was very skilled at getting the car unstuck using just his driving skills.