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No matter where you are  from or your age, there is nothing quite like seeing wild elephants for the first time. Just some few meters while  driving down the road inside the Tsavo East National Park, we suddenly saw the elephants at a distance. There were several red colored spots standing out amongst the green vegetation. It was clear that they were moving towards the direction of our way. The guide stopped the van and we waited patiently. Within some few minutes, they were right there in front of us crossing the road, just a feet away from our van. They peacefully walked  and there was nothing out of the ordinary. It was such a special experience for me as a lover of elephants. Continue reading

One of the highlights of our trip to Kenya, was going on a safari to Tsavo East National Park. It is one of the oldest and largest African safari parks in Kenya. It was established in 1948 and covers 11,747 square kilometres. Its close proximity to the beaches and tourist attractions around Kenyan coast region, makes it an ideal safari destination for those who would like to combine.

Naturally being the  home to the Big 5, is what brings the majority of tourists here. There are a whole range of different ways to enjoy this spectacular reserve, from self-drive safaris to guided tours. There are diverse Kenyan wild animals which  includes the large families of giraffes, gazelles, hartebeests  and zebras, as well as the Big 5 (buffaloes,  elephants, lions, rhinos and leopards). Continue reading

On our recent trip to  Kenya, we  had a chance to visit one of the top sights in Nairobi; Giraffe Centre. It is located in Karen suburbs, around 20 kilometers away from the city centre. This sanctuary offers the chances to meet, feed and learn more about giraffes. There is a small charge for entry but no limit on the amount of time that you can spend with the giraffes. I also loved the fact that there is no prior booking required.

The staff gave us clear instructions and  they were particularly welcoming and encouraging towards children. Continue reading

Mandazi is one of the popular African dishes that you will find in the regions of East Africa. It is a dish that can be served for breakfast or a snack.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups of self raising wheat flour
  • 1 tablespoon of salt
  • 4 tablespoons margarine or butter
  • 1/2 cup of sugar
  • 1/2 tablespoon black pepper
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 2 eggs

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Diani beach

 

The charm of the sun and sand just crossed my mind and this goes out to none other than my favourite beach in Kenya: Diani Beach. They say, “No matter how long a log stays in the water, it doesn’t become a crocodile.” I still love the warm temperatures, swaying palm trees, soft and the white sand caressed by glittering turquoise water of the Indian Ocean. I think that the sea is one of the most beautiful sights of the nature.

Having been born and raised in the mainland, the first beach that  I ever visited in my life, was Diani Beach. The memories of that visit always lingers on my mind. I have been to the Diani Beach so many other times and even later on in life, I have visited many other beaches, but this one has remained remarkably my favourite.

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They say, “To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.” I firmly believe that this is so true because I have learnt so much about my motherland Kenya from other travelers.

The first time I heard about Crescent Island Game Park, was from my husband. I was really puzzled about it and I even doubted its existence especially because I had been to Naivasha like so many times.

Crescent Island Game Park is located on Lake Naivasha, Kenya in the Great Rift Valley. It is one of the most beautiful parks in Kenya. Lake Naivasha is a fresh water lake, about 95 km north of Nairobi. Its close proximity to Nairobi and easy access, have made it a hugely attractive place for weekend getaways. There are quite a number of hotels built around the lake.

After an almost 45 minutes drive from Nairobi, we arrived at Lake Naivasha Country Club on a Friday evening for our weekend getaway. This is one of the oldest hotels built around the Lake Naivasha. The weather around this area is incredibly warm. I couldn’t wait to explore the island that I wasn’t aware of its existence. Continue reading

My husband being in Kenya for the first time, he was so interested to go on a Safari. We chose to spend a day at Lake Nakuru National Park mainly because it isn’t that far from Nairobi. The Park lies on the edge of Nakuru town and it’s a place of ecological diversity.

Lake Nakuru National Park is a renowned haven for flamingos. Even though the water had risen and the alkalinity had declined, there were still hundreds of flamingos. The surface of the lake was hardly recognizable due to the continually shifting mass of pink; the flamingos.  Having been born and raised in Kenya, I have a soft spot for wildlife. My soul find solace in the nature.  It’s just spectaculars to watch the flamingos in their natural habitat.

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