16 Unique things to do around Nairobi!

By on June 15, 2020

Lots of people don’t like the sound of Nairobi, they fear insecurity, the endless traffic jams, the generally craziness, they just want to get in and out and quickly as possible. But before you write off Nairobi, check out this list of things to do both in and around the city, you should find something […]

10 Awesome Experiences in Northern Kenya

By on June 15, 2020

Most travellers will only get as far north in Kenya as Samburu but there is another whole world waiting to be discovered beyond that! This is probably the only area in Kenya where you can drive all day and see only one or two other vehicles (if you’re lucky!) so it’s great for travellers wanting […]

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. […]

The Porridge Project – Ole Keene School

By on January 2, 2017

On 5th April 2012 we first visited our neighbouring primary school in Ole Keene. Comprising of basic iron sheet classrooms and a mud hut kitchen plus two newly built classrooms it is a very basic school. Although now a government funded school it was originally built from contributions by the villagers of Ole Keene and […]

The Big Five (Big 5)

By on May 28, 2014

Every year thousands of tourists visit Kenya and the Maasai Mara in the hope of catching a glimpse of the big five. So what are the Big 5? The big five were so named by colonial hunters for being the five most difficult and notoriously dangerous animals to hunt and kill. They were the Elephant, […]