African Safari – Day 0 – October 23rd in Ottawa
Today is a travel day for us. Leaving from Ottawa, we travel by road for 2 1/2 hours to get to the airport in Montreal. From there we fly to Amsterdam and then on to Nairobi, Kenya arriving after dark and hoping to find out transfer to the hotel.
NOTE: Some of the information for our travel blog entries for this trip have been entered in advance of our trip based on the itinerary provided by our tour organizer, Gap Adventures operating out of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. We are on their DKTL package which is essentially two one week tours packed as a single tour. If things work out as scheduled, we will be with one tour group for our safari in Kenya and a slightly different tour group for our second week on safari in Tanzania. It is possible that we will be with the same group of individuals for the full two weeks. We have no way of determining that in advance.
It is our plan to update the blog entries with photographs whenever we have access to the internet so, if the blog entry for the particular date includes photographs, then it is a ‘current’ blog entry rather than one entered in advance and should reflect what was planned as well as what actually occurred.
According to itinerary, our starting hotel is:
Silver Springs Hotel
Junction of Argwings Kodhek Road / Valley Road
PO Box 61362 – 00200
Tel: +254 20 272 2451/2/3/4/6/7
Fax: + 254 20 272 0545
According to our itinerary: The hotel offers a host of facilities ranging from a beautifully designed pool next to a health club, excellent conference and banquet facilities, a wonderful courtyard restaurant with delicious food. Facilities include a beautifully designed pool next to a health club, excellent conference and banquet facilities, and a wonderful courtyard restaurant with delicious food.