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Countries I Can Visit Without a Visa

A friend sent me this awesome list of countries that Kenyans do not need a visa to visit- with some having some special requirements, but not impossible ones which I find to be quite interesting! So without much blubbering ado, here is the list: 1. Antigua & Barbuda 2. Bahamas 3. Botswana 4. British Virgin…

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Prized bull with a blanket on the hump

South Sudan

My friend works in South Sudan and he was cool enough to send pictures of his little adventures in the countryside outside of the city! With armed escort and his travel companions Taking a break after a 6 hour drive from Rumbek to Wau Crossing the River Nile Dinka herdsmen in Yirol Government notice in…

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Diani

Diani is a small coastal town south of Mombasa. It is about a 7 hour drive from Nairobi and about an hour’s flight away. The beaches in Diani are beautiful and quite a place to relax when its off season for tourists. The area has lots of monkeys by the way so do not leave…

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KWS can do better!

A few weeks ago a fellow travel blogger who is also a journalist called me up with some exciting news. Kenya Wildlife Service was looking for bloggers and press to cover the elephant census that they were going to conduct at the Amboseli National Park. As you can imagine I was super excited when she…

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Mt Longonot Hiking Trail

This is one of the mountains found in the Kenyan part of the Rift Valley. It is near Lake Naivasha and its height is 2,776 meters/ 9,108 ft.     When I signed up to go for the hike no one told me how hard it was going to be. First of all the sun…

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Italian POW Church

On the Nairobi- Maai Mahiu highway, there is a small colonial looking church at the foot of one of the many hills that the road curves across. This church was built by the Italian POWs in Kenya during World War 2. I do not know the history behind its construction as it was empty when…

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Being a Local Tourist in Kisumu

Every time I visit Kisumu, I am either in transit or too busy to enjoy the sights and sounds. From what I have heard from my friends who have been there, the place has a unique vibe to it in terms of places to visit and its unique vibrant night life. So I made up…

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Hamdi Restaurant

The other day I got a lunch invite from one of my girlfriends to go eat Somali food at Hamdi. Being the foodie that I am I was game! Hamdi is in the Nairobi CBD, on Kaunda Street at Town House right behind 20th Century Plaza. The place is clean with lots of light and…

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Tafaria Castle

Tafaria Castle

When I first saw some pics of the place on FaceBook I was a bit skeptical of the place because of how much photoshop/alteration some of these folks had done to these pictures that they posted. So when I got the chance to go there I decided to see whether it lived up to some…

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