Paradise in the desert

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Samburu’s beauty is admirable, landscape unspoilt and all maters road trips, Samburu is your place. Am always thrilled to hit the road towards and past Samburu as the journey always reminds me how beautiful my country is not forgetting the smooth ride to Marsabit.

I decided to do this post after my second visit to Marsabit National Park. In my first visit i never got to explore much but this time i experienced the park in all its glory. Continue reading

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Laikipia Travel Diary

I’m a big fan of Laikipia county,it’s actually my favorite of the 47 county’s of Kenya. There is a lot you can do in Laikipia,lots of attractions like Thomson falls just to mention a few and a whole lot of places to visit  like this .Trust me when you are done with them all,the county will have a special place in your heart too. A 42kms drive from Nanyuki town towards Rumuruti led me to this very beautiful place, Jambo Mutara Camp.At first i thought i was lost,i never could have imagined such beauty was actually nestled in such a remote place.Driving down that road seemed like i was heading nowhere good,difficult roads do lead to beautiful destinations after all. Located North of the ancient Aberdares Forest the camp overlooks the beautiful hills of Nanyuki and a lush farmland, which is ideal for nature lovers.The rooms balcony will offer you breathtaking views of Mutara Conservancy. The gallery below speaks it all,check it out

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You won’t miss a couple of them on your way along this road,they are part of the traffic

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Meru National Park

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Catch the sunrise

Meru National Park is a Kenyan park located east of Meru. 350 km from Nairobi. Covering an area of 870 km², it is one of best known National Parks in Kenya. Affectionately known as Kenya’s complete wilderness sister to Kora National Park best known as ‘The Last Wilderness,Meru National Park plays host to an abundance of wildlife, from rare exotic birds to the elephants,lions,leopards,cheetahs and the Rhinos. It is also home to species as reticulated giraffe,grevy’s zebra,gerenuk and oryx which are rarely found in other national parks in Kenya.In addition it offers a variety of landscapes unparalleled in Kenya and arguably in east Africa.

An environment that is normally dry is transformed by the thirteen perennial rivers flowing through it which by the way originate from Nyambene hills.The waters are the main reason for the parks spectacular diversity of landscapes and wildlife.Needless to say Meru National Park is the place where the saga of Elsa the lioness of Born Free fame unfolded.The lions are still seen ,some of them have to be the heirs of the most famous lioness in the world. Continue reading

While in Samburu

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Samburu’s lifeline is the Ewaso Nyiro River, which meanders through Samburu National Reserve, leaving a trail of lush pasture for the reserve’s thousands of species.While in samburu get to discover Shaba National Reserve,Buffalo Springs National Reserve and Samburu National Reserve which by the way is located on the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro. Known for its famed lionesses and other big cats, this reserve also has its own ‘big five’ that are seldom seen elsewhere in the country ; the Reticulated Giraffe, Grevy’s Zebra, East African Spiesbok, Gerenuk and Somali Ostrich. Continue reading

Mt Kenya travel diary

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The best 2hrs drive from Meru lead me to this very beautiful place up Mount Kenya .We drove towards upper Imenti up Marania forest (ever heard of the famous Marania extreme challenge? That’s the place) but now branched before we got to Kenya School of Adventure (KESAL).Getting to Rutundu from here was easy in a landrover bringing our drive to an end at Kathita gorge which we crosssed and walked to the cabins.From here we could clearly see Lake Rutundu which is a staggering distance from the cabins. Continue reading

Why Taita hills wildlife sanctuary should be in your bucketlist

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Nestled at the heart of Taita hills wildlife sanctuary are two beautiful sister lodges. I’d go on and tell you how beautifully dreamy Sarova Salt Lick Game Lodge and Sarova Taita Hills are but I’ll let the pictures do the talking. Besides, I’ve been staring at my computer since morning and that’s about all my eyes can take for the day…..i got to mention this though, Sarova Salt Lick offers a view and a whole experience of being right near a watering hole that enables one to watch the animals drink and walk around whilst having your meal or from your room.What more could one wish for while on a wild safari? Continue reading

Mt Kenya’s Chogoria gate travel diary

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I can vividly remember my first experience at Mt Kenya National Park  Chogoria gate. It was too cold every inch of my body was freezing i found myself swearing to never setting foot back but who was i kidding? Am a nature lover,of course i went back too many times that i eventually found myself hiking because every time i went higher my curiosity was aroused.The experience was beyond words,yes it was tiresome,am not going to lie about that(it took me couple of days to recover) but if you love nature,you’ll thank me.Plus the awesome memories of the place beats it all.I still find myself wanting to go back.

You will be intrigued by the beauty of the landscapes,one of the most impressive in east Africa.Just to mention  Mount Kenya  features ice-capped peaks, outlandish glacial valleys, an array of crystal-clear glacial lakes (Tarns), and a myriad of other attractions. All the featured photos above are from Chogoria route which is considered to be the most scenic if you wish to hike.

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Amboseli Travel diary

Amboseli National Park is the second most popular animal park after Maasai Mara.  It’s around  260km from Nairobi, on the border with the neighboring country of Tanzania. Its magnificently situated at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro and the combination of its excellent opportunities to view Kenya’s animals makes it one of the most-visited safari parks in Kenya.

The name “Amboseli” comes from a Maasai word meaning “salty dust”, and it is one of the best places in Africa to view large herds of elephants up close. Nature lovers can explore five different habitats here ranging from the dried-up bed of Lake Amboseli, wetlands with sulphur springs, the savannah and woodlands. They can also visit the local Maasai community who live around the park and experience their authentic culture.

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