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,…

Mt. Suswa Conservancy

I vaguely remember hiking around or on Suswa Hills in my teenage years, or before that, but that memory didn’t prepare me for the magnificence that is the Mt. Suswa Conservancy. The photos you might find online, blog posts (like this one) and even videos don’t do the place justice. In preparation for our trip,…

Olorgesailie Museum and pre-historic site

Recently while planning a day trip to Lake Magadi and I came across a prehistoric museum along Magadi road, about half way between Nairobi and Lake Magadi.   I’ve previously heard a lot about the archaeological and historical findings in Kenya, but I haven’t really gone to see any of them myself. Well, except for…

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:…