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The Heaven of Lamu, Kenya

I have found a heaven on earth. The water is lovely and refreshing, the people kind, and the food delicious. The only drawback is that it's hotter than hell. I'm in Lamu, an island off the northern coast of Kenya near to the Somali border. Established in the late...

The Maasai of Kenya

I was setting up my tent behind the park office in Amboseli NP and didn't notice a local teenager approaching. His earlobes hung down to his shoulders weighed down by special little copper-colored weights, the rest of the earlobe wrapped in beaded tubes. On his right...

“Messiah” Mara in Kenya

It hailed on the way from Lake Nakuru to Masai Mara. Tiny, but vicious hailstones bombarded the pavement, bounced of it, and lived, if only for a few seconds, to make their mark. Can one really forget hail on the African Equator?! Later, the sky cleared in a most...

Travel Africa, Amboseli Twisters

I thought it was a beginning of a tornado, but then another one appeared, and another. Pillars of copper sand twisted and grew with every spin, rising high into the sky. Some were as big in diameter as a decent sized hut, and as one of the twisters approached a...

Travel Africa, Nairobi Airport

Africa might not seem like a spontaneous travel destination, but rest assured that in certain parts of this continent, Kenya for example, is, even the last minute no-plans-whatsoever visitors, a place of adventure. Coming out the gates of Nairobi airport is like...

What About Kenya? (video podcast)

I would love to say I have something important to say here, but I don't. Okay, so I haven't been there. However, I recently caught up with Jennifer Jacobson of the Kenyan Tourism Board (who has been there a number of times) to learn about the variety of safaris and...

Interviewing Kenya (video podcast)

What I remember most about when asking Mary to agree to this interview, was her smile -- she has a great one. Mary is also a little camera shy. So our lovely and beguiling Eileen kept it to the basics. The good news it that we finally have a little more on the people...

Kenya Facts

Location Kenya is located in the eastern part of the African continent. The Indian Ocean borders the country to the east, and the equator divides the country into almost two equal parts. Kenya has a total area of about 224,941 square miles, approximately the size of...

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