Tag Archives: Kenya

Backpacking Kenya: The ULTIMATE budget Kenya travel guide

Add Amboseli National Park to a Kenya 7 day itinerary to see the country's best landscapes.

 Backpacking Kenya: Top experiences Watching the wildebeest migration in the Maasai Mara — the most iconic safari destination in Africa Relaxing on the beautiful beaches of Lamu, followed by a tour of the ancient Swahili town Witnessing a heartwarming conservation success story — and baby elephants — at the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust in Nairobi […]

Things to do in Lamu, Kenya: The Swahili Coast without the crowds

One of the best things to do in Lamu Kenya is take in the view from a dhow

Picture an Indian Ocean beach. Palm trees swaying. Clear, blue water as far as the eye can see. Mangroves lining the coast. Soft sand between your toes. Now, imagine that you have this beach all to yourself. The scene you’re picturing is reality on Lamu Island, Kenya. Lamu is Kenya’s version of Zanzibar — except […]

One day in Nairobi, Kenya: The PERFECT Nairobi itinerary for a short stay

What is must see in Nairobi? The Giraffe Center, for one.

So you’re going on a safari in Kenya. You’re going to have an amazing time! But chances are, before you head into the bush, you’ll end up spending at least one day in Nairobi. Many travelers fear Nairobi. It has a reputation for being dangerous (some expats even call it “Nairobbery”). It has some of […]

Mbale to Nairobi bus: Travel from Uganda to Kenya via Tororo and Malaba

The Nairobi to Mbale bus is an easy way to travel between Uganda and Kenya.

Travel in East Africa is always an adventure. I’m talking about the literal travel part — getting from Point A to Point B when you don’t have a tour or private driver. On a recent trip to the region, I wanted to cross from Uganda to Kenya in the Mount Elgon region — but all […]