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 […]

Rusinga Island

By on March 10, 2020

Located in western Kenya, Rusinga Island is a small island on Lake Victoria, accessed by road bridge from Mbita on the main land. The island is approximately 16km long by 5km wide and is a great place to chill out and experience the laid back local life. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Whilst staying around Rusinga Island there is […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]