As the plane descended towards Nairobi, the start of my experience started to unfold.
My first Kenyan connection was my driver named Alfred. A friendly starting point who gave bits of information for my trip ahead. He highlighted the national symbol known as “The Big Five”. The label given to the five animals that can all be found in Kenya, a pride that refers to the five most difficult animals in Africa to hunt (lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard and rhinoceros).
Nairobi is no different than any other major city. They have Uber, fast food chains that feed the city at all times of night. Mid-scale restaurants which fit the bill for a business meeting, a date night, or just a casual night with friends and mega clubs with car washes inside. There were those quiet moments at night that seemed like the city was in a perpetual lockdown which is a direct result of attacks over the last few years.