S.D. Zoo Safari Park - Nairobi Village

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S.D. Zoo Safari Park - Nairobi Village
« on: September 07, 2018, 02:53 PM »
Nairobi Village



The Nairobi Village is the heart of the Safari Park, featuring the picturesque Mombasa Lagoon, fishing village, animal exhibits, and a host of Africa-themed eateries.



The clock tower rises above Nairobi Village.






The misters come on during the hot summer months along the covered walkways that take guests through the center of the village.



The remnants of an old tree trunk, ravaged by termites I presume.



The Common Warthog, from Africa.



Remember that beauty is only skin deep.



Crested Guineafowl, found in east Somalia, Kenya, and Tanzania.



Palm-nut Vulture, found in forests of Gambia to Kenya.


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Re: S.D. Zoo Safari Park - Nairobi Village
« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2018, 03:05 PM »
Village Playground



The Village Playground is a small African-themed area with activities for smaller children. Kids can pump water and climb through hollow logs and feel the way it might feel to be a child living in a small African village. Honestly, I'm waiting for the park to better utilize this mostly unused spot.



A fun hollow log to play in.



I think there's a water pump around here somewhere.



What every African village has...wooden chickens.



I haven't figured out the point of this yet.



Drums to beat and crates to play in.



Moving on...
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Re: S.D. Zoo Safari Park - Nairobi Village (Petting Kraal)
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2018, 03:41 PM »
Petting Kraal



Children will enjoy the Petting Kraal, where they can interact and pet several varieties of African goats.






Although they're labeled "exotic" African goats, they look just like your average goats to me. ;)















These guys were in the "no petting zone". They must not play well with others.



Goat and boy playing a game of tug-of-war.



Off in their own private enclosure, are a couple of antelopes. You can't pet these.



A place to wash up after you visit with the goats.
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Re: S.D. Zoo Safari Park - Nairobi Village (Kalahari Cupboard)
« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2018, 02:25 PM »
Kalahari Cupboard



The Kalahari Cupboard is a small snack stand featuring hot dogs, fresh Belgian waffles, ice cream, and assorted beverages.



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Re: S.D. Zoo Safari Park - Nairobi Village (Bats)
« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2018, 11:59 AM »
Bats





The Bat House is home to the critically endangered Rodrigues Fruit Bat.






A popular photo spot outside the Bat House.



Insides, guests can get great views of the bats in this temperature controlled habitat.



The Rodrigues Fruit Bat can only be found on Rodrigues Island in the Indian Ocean. Great efforts are being made by the park to ensure its survival.















Sticking its tongue out at the camera. :P
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Re: S.D. Zoo Safari Park - Nairobi Village (Mombasa Cooker)
« Reply #5 on: September 25, 2018, 03:21 PM »
Mombasa Cooker



The Mombasa Cooker offers the best dining atmosphere in the park, with the main patio overlooking Mombasa Lagoon. It's very picturesque and relaxing watching the ducks and various waterfowl while you sit down to eat a meal.









Mombasa Cooker is a typical counter-service establishment serving typical theme park fare, such as burgers, chicken tenders, salads, and sandwiches.



Various African decor and ceremonial masks decorate the walls.












The best place to eat is on the wooden deck overlooking the lagoon.






This Black-crowned Night Heron would love to have some of your food. And no, he's not missing a leg. He just likes to stand on one leg, like a flamingo.



If you can't get a seat on the deck (or have a fear of birds swooping down to grab your lunch) there are several other dining areas scattered around the restaurant.


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Re: S.D. Zoo Safari Park - Nairobi Village (Mombasa Cooker)
« Reply #6 on: September 25, 2018, 10:08 PM »
The deck does look like a serene and pleasant place to sit and eat.

Do the guests toss bits of hamburger bun and such to the ducks? Or is that frowned upon. We have a duck pond near our house and we're not supposed to feed them because too much bread can make young ducklings develop 'angel wing' disease, where their wings stick out to the side and can't be folded back. Birds afflicted with this abnormality cannot fly.

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Re: S.D. Zoo Safari Park - Nairobi Village (Mombasa Cooker)
« Reply #7 on: September 25, 2018, 10:22 PM »
Feeding the birds is strictly forbidden! :mad:up:
Although many of the freeloders (the native birds that hang around) will happily swoop down and eat anything that may be left unattended.
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Re: S.D. Zoo Safari Park - Nairobi Village (Kibo Cones & Snacks)
« Reply #8 on: September 30, 2018, 01:56 PM »
Kibo Cones & Snacks






Kibo Cones & Snacks is a small ice cream stand right next to the Mombasa Cooker. In addition, they serve hot dogs, churros, pretzels, and assorted soft drinks.





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Re: S.D. Zoo Safari Park - Nairobi Village (Kibo Cones & Snacks)
« Reply #9 on: September 30, 2018, 02:01 PM »
Are those menus pictures? Really usefull for inspiration in Planco 0:)

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Re: S.D. Zoo Safari Park - Nairobi Village (Kibo Cones & Snacks)
« Reply #10 on: September 30, 2018, 02:04 PM »
I always take photos of the menus of the eateries if they're posted. Otherwise, I'll post the menu from the official site, if one is provided.

And I'm hoping members can get lots of ideas and inspiration from these Turnstile Tribune articles.
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Re: S.D. Zoo Safari Park - Nairobi Village (Bamburi Boat Bar)
« Reply #11 on: October 03, 2018, 02:17 PM »
Bamburi Boat Bar



The Bamburi Boat Bar serves beer and cocktails during the hot summer afternoons.






Beer and misters. What else do you need on a hot summer day?



This catfish sculpture hangs above the bar.



The Mombasa Pavilion, which is usually reserved for special events, provides seating for bar patrons.



A view of the Boat Bar from the Mombasa Lagoon.
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Re: S.D. Zoo Safari Park - Nairobi Village (Oasis Deli)
« Reply #12 on: October 08, 2018, 09:42 PM »
Oasis Deli






The Oasis Deli serves up some nice sandwiches, although a bit on the pricey side. Salads, soups, snacks, assorted beverages and freshly made fudge round out the menu.



This counter service restaurant also offers limited indoor seating as well as ample outdoor seating.



The gourmet sandwiches are on display here, along with a variety of salads, fresh fruit, and desserts.



The freshly made fudge is especially good.



Scattered around the deli are small dining patios, providing ample seating.






Lounge chairs provide a nice place to simply sit and relax.



This dining area is designed as a large African boat.



This Antelope sculpture is created with nothing but twigs.



The menu.


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Re: S.D. Zoo Safari Park - Nairobi Village (Cavendish's Dik Dik)
« Reply #13 on: October 10, 2018, 06:00 PM »
Cavendish's Dik Dik



The Cavendish's Dik Dik are a shy and elusive animal, and can be hard to spot in its enclosure.



So I was pretty excited to see both out and about during a visit to the park one morning.



The Dik Dik is a small species of antelope, and gets its funny name from the sound of the alarm calls of the females. This one is a male, because of its horns. Females don't have horns.



The Cavendish's Dik Dik is found in the scrub lands and savannas of Tanzania.



Here is the male and female together.
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Re: S.D. Zoo Safari Park - Nairobi Village (Cavendish's Dik Dik)
« Reply #14 on: October 10, 2018, 09:20 PM »
Hmm. Looks like the Dik Dik couldn't decide if it wanted to be an antelope or a jack rabbit. Maybe that's where the Jackalope came from. :D

Re: S.D. Zoo Safari Park - Nairobi Village (Cavendish's Dik Dik)
« Reply #15 on: October 11, 2018, 06:49 AM »
Sure  seems like there are a lot of places to eat at this park?

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Re: S.D. Zoo Safari Park - Nairobi Village (Cavendish's Dik Dik)
« Reply #16 on: October 11, 2018, 11:07 AM »
Sure  seems like there are a lot of places to eat at this park?
Nairobi Village and Safari Base Camp make up the central hub of the park, so there are several shops and places to eat. As you head deeper into the park, the shops and eateries become pretty sparse.
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