On town day, the SMs decided to go to the Nairobi National Park instead of shopping. Eric finally got his work permit so we decided to on a safari. It was a tuesday so hardly anyone was in the park, which was kind of nice. We were able to mess with some Zebras by trying to slap them on the butt as we drove by. We also had some fun with an ostrich that was in the middle of the road. Later in the day, we found several black rhinos and even saw a baby rhino in the distance. The highlight of the trip was towards the end of the day when we spotted four lions. The lions were laying down so I opened the car door and got out to grab a rock (stupid move, but a fond childhood memory). The lions suddenly jumped up and I jumped back into the car. We watched the lions for awhile and they wandered over to a dead eland that was in the middle of the road. It was toward the end of the day and we had to leave the park, but before leaving we drove up to the lions in the road. It was an amazing experience to only feet away from the lions. It was also gross because they were eating the guts of the eland. This trip was definitely the closest I’ve been to lions all year.