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Bristol - London - Doha - Nairobi

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The journey to Nairobi was surprisingly painless, with the only excitement being five passengers escorted off the flight at Heathrow. They didn’t look unruly, nor troublesome, but there must have been a reason. To our delight there was lots of spare seats on both flights – on the first leg from Heathrow to Doha we had a row of four seats each and the next flight three seats for the two of us. It really does make a difference to the comfort level being able to stretch out.


At Nairobi airport the bags were slow coming out, and by the time the same cases had gone round and round five times I was beginning to get a little concerned; until I saw the captain still hadn’t collected his bags. In fact we got ours before the crew did – I don’t think that has ever happened before!

As we were arriving so late at night (00:30), we’d pre-booked a taxi from the airport to the hotel in order to save time and maximise sleep. Having landed early, we had to wait a few minutes for him to turn up, or rather, for him to realise that the passengers from the Doha flight were actually coming through – he’d been there all along, just not holding up his sign for us.

On to the hotel, check in, to the bar. And so to bed.

Posted by Grete Howard 10:20 Archived in Kenya

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We had long wait at Heathrow while a couple of armoured and armed officers marched down the aisle and escorted a young African off the plane. We were arriving from Istanbul at 9.30 instead of 10.25. Night flight was horrible and my body clock still not functioning as it should. How you could go over 30 hours and then start straight off on safari, i can't imagine. True adventurers.

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