Category: Kenya

  • Dhow Cruises in Lamu

    Dhow cruises in Lamu are a popular sunset activity in Lamu. Dhow cruises set off just before sunset and sail around the channel between Lamu island and Manda island. Most dhow cruises in Lamu last for an hour and a half and cost around 2400 KES for two people. Make sure to negotiate with the […]

  • Lamu Airport

    Lamu Airport is a small airstrip that serves flights to Lamu from Nairobi, Malindi, and Mombasa. Lamu airport is located on Manda island just across the channel from Lamu Town. Facilities are very basic and include bathrooms and a small duty-free shop. When your flight to Lamu arrives at Lamu airport, your hotel can arrange […]

  • Visiting Kenya Top 5 Places to Visit in Kenya

    Kenya has no shortage of places to visit. With so much variation in its geography, there are a lot of spectacular areas in the country. Here are what I consider to be the top 5 places to visit in Kenya: 1. Masai Mara – Famous for its safaris, the Masai Mara is one of the […]

  • Lake Nakuru Kenya

    Located in the Rift Valley 140km northwest of Nairobi, Lake Nakuru is a great place to spend a few days before or after a safari in the Masai Mara or a trip to Mombasa. Nakuru is a 150km drive from Nairobi on the A104 highway. Lake Nakuru is a great place to see the elusive […]

  • Nairobi Hotels

    High-End Hotels in Nairobi: Ngong House, Nairobi – Ngong House is located 30 minutes from the city center on land that was originally a coffee estate. Houses are around US$650/night. Meals included. Mid-Range Hotels in Nairobi: Country Lodge, Nairobi – Country Lodge is located on Nairobi’s Upper Hill. Single rooms are around US$65/night. Breakfast included. […]

  • Jomo Kenyatta Airport, Nairobi

    Jomo Kenyatta Airport in Nairobi is Kenya’s large international airport. The Nairobi airport security measures can be extremely time-consuming, so make sure to leave plenty of time when traveling. Also keep in mind that some regional airlines in Kenya (Precision Air in particular) overbook all of their flights and regularly bump passengers to later flights. […]

  • Wildebeest Migration in Kenya

    The annual wildebeest migration happens from July – September between Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park and Kenya’s Masai Mara National Reserve. Thousands of wildebeest and zebras make the seasonal migration in search of food during this time, and predators such as lions take advantage of their movements. The wildebeest usually arrive in Masai Mara in August […]

  • Best Time of Year for Kenya Safaris

    The best time of year for Kenya safaris is during the annual wildebeest migration, which goes from the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania to the Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya. The wildebeest migration takes place from July to September. Outside of the annual wildebeest migration, July to February is the best time to go […]

  • Kenya Travel Safety

    Due to recent unrest and upheaval in Kenya, many people who had planned on visiting Kenya are wondering about travel safety. Currently Nairobi and the Masai Mara are fine for travelers. The recent violence in Kenya is not a threat for those visiting Kenya at this time. That said, make sure to check up on […]

  • Talisman Restaurant in Nairobi

    Talisman Restaurant 320 Ngong Road, Karen Nairobi, Kenya Located in Nairobi’s upscale, leafy Karen neighborhood, Talisman Restaurant is a great place for lunch or dinner. Enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of the outdoor patio and garden while dining on excellent meat or vegetarian dishes.