Ol Donyo Sabuk National Park, Kenya

Have you heard of Buffalo Mountain in Kenya? Also known as Killimambogo and located inside Ol Donyo Sabuk National Park. . Getting there isn’t a dramatic journey; the main gate is about 85 Kms from Nairobi on mostly good roads. You will also pass a big shopping centre in Thika called Ananas Mall, a convenient…

Mandharini, Kilifi

Mandharini is a unique and exceptional development in Kilifi, Kenya. The property includes multiple luxury homes as well as a beach bar and restaurant with views of the beautiful, calm Kilifi creek. An ideal destination for a romantic getaway, a friends’ road trip or a family vacation. The houses have a private pool and there…

Travelling to Kinshasa, DRC from Nairobi, Kenya

Before I travel, I try to do some reading on the destination, I like to be prepared. So this article includes some information that may be useful to those visiting the DRC for the first time. Also, the information in this article is based on my individual experience and some details may change.   Before…

Zongo Waterfall, DRC (Chutes de Zongo)

The Zongo River and waterfall is possibly my favorite tourist site in DRC so far…Check out Bottytrekks on Youtube for the video or click the link at the end of this post! The Zongo Waterfall is located about 3-4 hours from Kinshasa and about an hour and a half from Kisantu. From Kinshasa you will…

Vampa Waterfall, Kimpese, DRC

About an hour and a half from Kisantu is Vampa waterfalls (About 3-4 hours from Kinshasa, dependant on traffic). The journey to Vampa is relatively easy. On arrival at the destination, you need to leave your vehicle and walk the rest of the way. It isn’t a tough hike, although there is some excitement. Video:…

Mawe Mingi Bush House, Nanyuki

  Nanyuki is rather easy to appreciate, from the breathtaking views of mount Kenya, to the abundance of wildlife and activities and proximity to Nairobi. I recently came across a SPECTACULAR self catering option called Mawe Mingi Bush House. There are two houses, the main Mawe Mingi Bush House that is big enough for 10…

Chaka Ranch, Nyeri

Chaka Ranch is an ideal leisure park, about 3 hours from Nairobi, with outdoor adventure activities for all ages. There are activity options for toddlers, children, teenagers, Kinda-sorta adults and even my almost 60 year old Dad had a blast! There are so many different activities including; Roller skating/blading Paint Ball Buggies Quad Bikes A…

Self- Catering Cottage at Sandai Farm, Nyeri

Just under 200 kms from Nairobi, located in Nyeri County is a large estate called Sandai Farm. The biggest influencing factor for me is that they have self-catering cottages, but you can also do a full board booking and eat, drink and make merry with other guests in and around the main farm house. Accommodation…

Zimbabwean Food in Nairobi

Dejina Smart Village, located on George Padmore Rd, is an Ethiopian and Eritrean restaurant that also serves Kenyan food and recently, Southern African Food. A Zimbabwean friend of mine has been singing it’s praises and we finally got around to visiting. The Menu The full menu isn’t available every day, we called in advance to…

The Forest, Kereita Forest in Kimende, Kenya

Getting away from the city is always a great idea, especially when it doesn’t require spending too much time travelling there. The other day a group of us opted for a day trip to The Forest, at Kereita Forest, Kimende.  Located about an hour from Nairobi, with a plethora of outdoor activities, we were ready for…