Notes on the Geography of Kenya: Thika : Photo 1
You can still catch something of the excitement of that time. Huxley wrote of arriving by train from Mombasa: "With the dawn came enchantment. You looked out of the window to see great rolling plains, pale gold in the early light, each tree-shadow sharply defined, speckled as far as eye could see with the most wonderful collection of wild animals in the world" (p. 32). Here's the view at one spot along the road from Nairobi to Thika. The openness is still there, just not the game.
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