Just a snapshot of the wonderful things I got to do and see on my journey through Kenya – most of this was filmed from the dashboard with my iphone 4 – next time I’ll take a camera crew!
DIANI BEACH TO DO: Try kitesurfing, surfing and stand up paddle boarding with H2O Extreme the only reputable water sports centre in Diani. Operated from the Kenyaways Kite Village, the instructors are very knowledgeable and have you up and going before you know it! I was SUPing from the first go, was standing on the surf board and riding waves shortly after starting… Spend a day snorkeling or diving the reef at Wasini with… Read More
Kenyan Coast 14th October – 14th November 2014 Che Shale, North Coast – Kenya Following my little jaunt around Tanzania, I flew from Nairobi to Malindi to meet up with Boris for a short holiday on the North Coast. Boris had been on a week long fishing expedition with his good friend Justin Aniere and a client Eric d’Echallens, north off the Lamu archipelago. Justin’s family bought a stretch of land just… Read More
NAIVASHA, KENYA 28th Aug – 2nd Sep 2013 From my previous stay in Naivasha, I had heard about the Rift Valley Festival, happening just after I was due to fly back from Uganda. I had been in touch with my friend Boris from Diani as he was headed up from Diani to Naivasha see our old pals at Carnelley’s. We sorted out diaries and worked things out so that I would arrive… Read More
Mombasa (blue) to Diani Beach (red) – 23 miles (1 hour due to Likoni Ferry) – see post here Diani Beach to Tsavo East (green) – 144 miles (5 hours through the Shimba Hills) – see post here Tsavo East to Tsavo West (yellow) – 83 miles (4 hours pole pole game drive) – see post here Tsavo West to Amboseli (purple) – 82 miles (5 hours – horrendous road!) – see… Read More
SHIMBA HILLS TO TSAVO EAST, KENYA 1st August 2013 Check out more photos on Facebook here. After stocking up with last minute snacks and food at Nakumatt for my 4-5 day game drive, I headed down the long sultry coast road of Diani. Past the ladders above the road for the Colobus monkeys, the dreaded unannounced speed bumps, Shakatack and the sign down to Forty Thieves – how does one grow to… Read More
[19 August] Things have a funny way of working out… and this whole journey so far has been about a collection of coincidences and events where I almost didn’t, but then did… and ended up meeting awesome people, getting to know their friends, and experiencing the unexpected kindness of strangers. You’ll have to read the next few entries to see just how these little changes affected a potentially disastrous outcome. Follow the… Read More
Unfortunately for those keen to follow this trip, I don’t write very well and have no copywriter to help make my entries more embellished or intelligible. I will struggle to keep up with my fellow trans African bloggers who so effortlessly weave wit and humour into their notes. There is no magic instagram filter to enhance my ramblings, so you will have to put up with undisguised and ordinary accounts of daily… Read More