We spent 2 nights at the Keekorok Lodge, which was wonderful. The little monkey above, along with the rest of his family, would perch outside my room. He even tried to come in once. They have the run of the place and there was even a sign in my room warning visitors not to feed them or leave my door open because they knew how to come in and make themselves at home!
After 2 days, we moved on to our next destination with Simon...the Great Rift Valley and Lake Naivasha. We arrived in late afternoon, just in time to see 3 giraffes walking along the road about 15 feet from our front door! The animals have access to the entire place and later that night, after dark, there were hippos, gazelles and other animals grazing on the large expansive area right outside our window. When I say 'right outside' I mean like within 10 feet!
Everything about this trip was wonderful. It was something I've always wanted to do and finally can say I've done it. If you ever have the opportunity to go on a safari, jump on it! Fortunately, with my job, I have the opportunity for regional travel and I plan on taking advantage of it. Once I retire (mandatory retirement at age 65) there won't be funds to do things like this so I have to reach for that brass ring whenever I can. Over the next 4 years, I'm not letting any opportunity slip by me!