It’s been two years since I first boarded a plane to Kenya during 2008’s post election violence. At that point, I had no idea what to expect or what Africa was really like. But as I began that first journey through Nairobi to the orphanage I was volunteering at, I began to feel more and more at home. That experience was a life changing one and left me wanting more of Africa. So, this time when I boarded that plane, I just couldn’t wait to get back!
The smell hits you as soon as you walk out of the airport, but this time it was a welcoming one. Even getting stuck in Nairobi’s rush hour was a familiar feeling. As we drove to Naivasha, were a few of us are staying, my friend commented on how big my smile was and all I could say was “It’s good to be back!”