I had the good fortune of taking a 7 hr. road trip to Meru National Park last weekend with a group of friends. The drive was amazing. I didn’t know Kenya had such lush mountainous terrain. A friend of a friend got us a discount at Elsa’s Kopje, a stunning boutique lodge which is sculpted into Mughwango Hill in the middle of the park. A couple of my “firsts” included: observing a dung beetle rolling its dung/mud ball along a path; siting a hyena during a night drive; and driving a Land Rover through the park. Needless to say it wasn’t easy to return home to Nairobi from paradise.