Mount Kasigau, Kenya

Mount Kasigau base camp is located about 60 kms from Voi town. Before visiting, I thought I did my due diligence and prepared myself for this hike…it turns out I did not. This is not an easy, casual hike, it is in fact a mountain and a pretty steep one at that. Prepare for that….

Taita Hills, Kenya

In Taita Taveta County, about 300kms from Nairobi lies the Taita Hills. You can’t help but notice the change in climate, temperature and increased greenery. The hills are covered in relatively dense vegetation (trees and crops mostly, some forest areas) and the roads are impeccable, making for a steep but pleasant drive. Activities Given the…

Desert Motor Safari, Magadi

I did a post about Lake Magadi not too long ago. This one is about a different side of Magadi, the off road, motor-adventure side! We did a 3 day and 2 night motorcycle trip from Lake Magadi, through Shompole Conservancy and back. We camped out for both nights with nothing more than what we…

Hell’s Gate, Naivasha

Another great day trip option about 90 kms from Nairobi, Hell’s Gate National Park is one of the smaller national parks in Kenya. It does, however, have several activity options for the multitudes… Activities You have the option of self-drive safaris around the park. For the more adventurous travelers, you can do walking safaris or…

Boat Safari, Naivasha

Do you wonder what a hippopotamus sounds like in person? Do you enjoy the thrill of an adult hippo appearing 3 meters away from you? Is the idea of a hippo curiously swimming/walking towards your boat something you think you would enjoy? Well, have I got the activity for you! The Journey Nairobi to Naivasha…

Spices & Herbs and Uzunguni City Park, Arusha, Tanzania

It recently occurred to me that I haven’t been to Tanzania in over 10 years, despite spending a good chunk of my childhood in the +255. So, when my dad suggested a trip across the border a few weeks ago, there was no hesitation on my part! Getting there There are a lot of different…

Imani Cottages, Naivasha

Road trip season is approaching! Vash (Naivasha) has always been a go-to weekend spot especially as it’s under 2 hours from Nairobi! I heard about Imani Cottages by chance and immediately knew a visit was inevitable. I got the necessary details and rallied my troops! For details and Bookings, here is the contact number: (+254)…

Jangwani Camp, Sagana

Sagana is known for its adventure camps and aquatic adventures like white water rafting and kayaking on the Tana river. A few years back I visited Savage wilderness and loved it, so for my birthday this year I figured why not try out a new place in Sagana with a couple of friends. (Full disclosure:…

Lake Magadi, Kenya

  I think there are probably not that many Nairobians who haven’t heard of lake Magadi. In fact, if I remember correctly, it has always been a popular tourist spot for international and domestic tourists, including school or family trips. It’s an interesting site because it appeals to lots of different types of travelers; its…

Gatamaiyu Forest, Kimende

Gatamiayu Forest is part of the greater Kereita forest which is also part of the Aberdare Mountain range. If you have heard of the place called ‘The Forest‘, it’s at Kereita forest and you can zip-line, mountain bike, do some archery, to name a few activities. The journey includes passing the great rift valley viewpoint,…