Kenya

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Looking Back: Tourism in Kenya

“Mzungu!” This oft-heard cry directed at travellers comes from colonial times when the British were travelling from Mombasa port to Nairobi and back. To the Kenyans at the time, all the British looked the same and so they thought it was the same person going around in circles. Mzungu means […]

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Kilmanjaro’s Royal Court, Otherwise Known As Amboseli

Known as the “Kilimanjaro Royal Court”, Amboseli National Park is nestled at the foothills of Africa’s highest mountain. Amboseli is a top destination in Kenya for wildlife and one of the classic African images is that of a herd of elephants strolling across the plains with the snow-capped peak of […]

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Tsavo West National Park

In March 1898 the construction of the Mombasa to Kampala railway reached the Tsavo River. Colonel J.H. Patterson was sent to Kenya to supervise the construction of the railway and the Tsavo River Bridge. For several months, two man-eating lions reined terror on the 3000-man labour force of Indian and […]

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Mt Longonot National Park

Mt Longonot National Park is situated approximately 90km from Nairobi and provides a wonderful hiking opportunity for the hale and hearty. Labelled by Kenya Wildlife Service as “Sheer Adventure”, it certainly can feel like that as you traverse the narrow track around the rim with very little between you and […]

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Community Engagement on Safari

Gone are the days when “Safari” was only for the elite of Britain’s colonial population. Nowadays the Dark Continent is accessible to anyone on any budget. And it is no longer about hunting or simply wildlife spotting. Increasingly, travellers are looking for ways to connect with people, to find out […]

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Book Review: Dark Star Safari by Paul Theroux

Dark Star Safari by Paul Theroux is the story of the author’s overland travel from Cairo to Cape Town with all the adventures, people and places he encounters throughout the continent. Paul Theroux travelled Africa from north to south in the first half of 2001. Beginning in Cairo, he travelled […]

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Traditional Entertainment of Kenya

With 42 tribes in Kenya, defining a specific entertainment as ‘traditional’ is nearly impossible without going into an excessive treatise on the subject. Each tribe has song, dance, costumes and musical instruments particular to their area. This article gives a brief overview of the types of entertainment, some examples from […]

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Five Fresh Ideas to Experience Kenya

There are so many hidden treasures within a few hours’ drive of Nairobi, Kenya, that are often overlooked when Nairobians set about planning their weekend getaways. The trouble is that the big game parks, which are often favoured, are further away and usually require a three-day trip from Nairobi. So […]

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Journey Across Kenya and Uganda

In June 2014 Bev arrived in Nairobi to start a month-long journey through Kenya and Uganda. One of the main reasons for her visit was to meet Jared, a Ugandan university student who she had been sponsoring for the past 18 months. Bev’s timing was perfect: the Lake Turkana Cultural […]

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When Is the Best Season to Travel in Kenya?

People often ask us about the best time of year to come to Kenya, so we decided to put together this guide to help you plan your own safari. here are pros and cons for every time of year, so it largely depends on what you want to see and […]

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