We land in Nairobi at 8:10pm on a Sunday off a non-stop 8 hour flight from Amsterdam. We will have spent 2 nights in Amsterdam so should be fairly well rested up and over jet lag. Due to the late arrival, I was thinking we would spend 2 nights at Macushla House and spend the day visiting some combination of Sheldrick elephant orphanage, giraffe center, Karen Blixen, Nairobi National Park etc. We have never been to Africa before.
But we're not too excited about the Nairobi sights and I'm having second thoughts. Is it feasible to just spend the night at the hotel Aero Club of East Africa which is within the grounds of Wilson Airport and fly out Monday morning at 8am for Amboseli? I'm not sure how long it will take to collect our baggage in JKIA, go through passport control, and transfer and get checked into the Aero Club of East Africa hotel. It would save time and money for safari. And we wouldn't have to fight Tuesday morning traffic from Macushla House to Wilson. Would you do it?