Category Archive: Kenya

Lolomarik Farm, Kenya, Part 2

Our second day with Gordon and Vanessa promised to be as interesting as the first.  The Murrays had invited Zannah and me to join the family on a trip to Samburu National Reserve,… Continue reading

Lolomarik Farm, Kenya, Part 1

So far Zannah and I hadn’t managed to stray from Kenya’s well-established tourist trail – Masai Mara, Lake Nakuru, the coast.  But now, thanks to friends of Zannah’s parents, we were about to… Continue reading

Mombasa and Lamu, Kenya

Zannah and I had heard mixed reviews of the night train from Nairobi to Mombasa.  Lonely Planet says some people love it while some hate it, and the stories I heard from other travelers… Continue reading

Lake Nakuru, Kenya

The drive from the Masai Mara to Lake Nakuru took half the day.  Zannah and I were joined by Narumi, a Japanese student in her early 20s.  Narumi was traveling solo around East… Continue reading

Masai Mara, Kenya, Part 2

Our second day in the Masai Mara began inauspiciously.  I woke up early to take a shower, only to find the water in the bathroom was a disconcerting shade of dark yellow.  And… Continue reading

Masai Mara, Kenya, Part 1

We spent most of Zannah’s second day in Nairobi figuring out our plan for the rest of her trip, and early the following morning we left on the first leg of our newly-created… Continue reading

Nairobi, Kenya

Relying on just-in-time research, as usual, I didn’t learn that Nairobi’s nickname is “Nai-robbery” until the day before my flight.  The Lonely Planet guidebook can be a little alarmist, so I took its… Continue reading