Lake Magadi & Shompole Conservancy

By on August 12, 2019

Lake Magadi and Shompole Conservancy are located in southern Kenya, around 2-3 hours drive from Nairobi, close to the the border of Tanzania. On route you will pass by the Olorgesailie pre-historic site museum which is worth a short stop over. We love this area of Kenya, it is very unique, scorchingly hot but beautiful and full […]

Ngare Ndare Forest

By on July 22, 2019

Ngare Ndare Forest is a lush indigenous forest at the foothills of Mt. Kenya, close to Nanyuki. It makes a great stop over between Nairobi and Samburu. Bright blue pools lie at the bottom of waterfalls and 200 year old trees stretch into the canopy supporting a rich variety of bird and animal life. The […]

Suswa Revisited

By on June 24, 2019

It’s been 5 years since we last visited Suswa Conservancy and, after years of planning a return, we finally made it! This time we didn’t enter via the dusty roads close to Suswa town on the Mai Mahiu side of the conservancy, instead we opted to enter via the west side of the conservancy and […]

Five Backpacker Friendly Camps in Kenya

By on March 12, 2019

**************************************************************************************** Ten years ago it was very difficult to backpack around Kenya due to a lack of good public transport links and budget places to stay, however over the years public transport has improved and is continuing to improve, especially with the development of the SGR train. ** In that time an increasing number of […]

Ruma National Park

By on March 11, 2019

Ruma National Park is a small, rarely visited national park on the west of Kenya, close to Homa Bay and the shores of Lake Victoria. At only 120 sq.km in size it is a protected park for both Black and White Rhino and is also home to the Roan Antelope and tiny Oribi. It is […]

Mount Longonot Hiking

By on February 4, 2019

Mount Longonot is a stratovolcano (a conical volcano built up of many alternate layers of hardened lava and ash) under the management of Kenya’s KWS (Kenya Wildlife Service). It can be found in the Great Rift Valley on route between Nairobi and Naivasha, 90km from Nairobi and south east of Naivasha. It is thought the volcano last […]

Kakamega Forest

By on January 28, 2019

Kakamega Forest is a small area of indigenous tropical rainforest just 45 sq km in size which is home to unique bird life, primates and beautiful flora and fauna including over 380 species of trees, 330 species of birds, 27 species of snakes, 7 primates, over 400 species of butterflies as well as several mammals. […]

Mount Suswa Conservancy

By on November 12, 2013

Mt. Suswa is seen and driven past by thousands of safari goers every year in Kenya as they descend or travel over the Great Rift Valley escarpment enroute to the Maasai Mara or Nakuru. When stopping to take those stunning landscape photo’s not many people take note that they are photographing Mt. Suswa and it’s […]