By John Muturi
Last week we discussed the ills of taking your child to the wrong entertainment spots such as the bar. Instead of taking your child to adult entertainment spots, there are many places you can all have fun as a family. In Nairobi you will be spoilt for choice.
I recently joined teachers and children in a school where Iâm a board member for a tour of the Nairobi Safari Walk. Situated only seven kilometres from the city centre at the Nairobi National Park, it is a place I recommend to parents and their children.
You will certainly enjoy the tour , guided by the Kenya Wildlife Service guides.
The âSafari Walkâ as it is popularly referred to is professionally designed to give the feeling that you are visiting the various attraction sites in Kenya in just one small space, with wetlands, Savannah and forests.
The savannah that is depicted around most of the park hosts rare animals like the beautiful Bongo, the famous Oryx and the rare Albino zebras. These are rare species you are unlikely to have seen before and will provide an excitement to your children.
That done, it will be exciting to walk along the path that winds into the forest with chirping birds overhead, squirrels scurrying around and many other animals. The good thing is that there are no animals like the lion to scare the children while the environment is safe.
The path takes you deeper to a different environmentâ wetlands â and children will be dazzled by the variety of fish, for instance, tilapia.
You will be forgiven for assuming that Tana River has wound its way to the city when you encounter crocodiles and the pigmy hippo, much smaller of course than the hippopotamus.