My last day in the Masai Mara, I was awoken at 5.40am for breakfast at 6. After breakfast I packed and was ready to go, we all were but Animal was missing. He finally showed up at 7.15 and we left. We brought everything with us so we wouldn’t have to return to camp. Our last drive was nothing amazing.Sure, we saw animals but nothing remarkable and we exited the park at 10 through a different gate than were we entered. The road after the gate was worse than the other gate road. I hardly thought that was possible! About an hour later we drove off road to avoid a huge muddy area and got stuck ourselves. The terrain was short grass and didn’t look as muddy as it was but it was like quicksand. Everyone got out to help. Some put branches under the wheel to help with traction. We all got a bit muddy but the 2 guys from camp got really muddy. We finally got unstuck after 40 minutes and headed to a small junction for lunch. From here Emma, Sara and Henry would be returning to Nairobi and Gala and I would be heading to Lake Nakuru National Park with Animal. I was glad that we were keeping Animal as our guide and not getting put in with another inferior guide. Colandra from New Zealand joined us now. She said her guide in the Masai Mara wasn’t good at all.
From the junction it was 100km to Nakuru town, all of it on a very smooth road. We got there in 1.5 hours. We stopped at The Stem Hotel for the night. It was a nice hotel with swimming pool, though I didn’t swim. I was pretty tired from getting up so early and all the driving. My room was nice with hot shower and a mosquito net inside a mosquito net! Dinner was the usual buffet style with no food to brag about but it was ok. It was a little warmer here though due to a slightly lower elevation so I liked that a lot! Everyone went to bed early because it would be another early morning start tomorrow.