Kenya Travel Guides for Backpackers

Your Complete Guide to Nairobi Kenya's Uhuru Park

Uhuru Park, the biggest recreational park in Nairobi, holds a dear place in the hearts of many Kenyans. During the 80’s and 90’s our parents would take us there for picnics, boat rides and photo sessions. Nowadays the park is a local resting spot and although it’s now showing its age, it still has a special charm and is worth a visit while in Nairobi. Location and directions Below is a map showing the park’s location. Please note its proximity to central park, hence many people confuse the two. Uhuru Park is the one with the artificial lake whereas central […]
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A Guide to Visiting Mombasa in Kenya

Are you looking for a holiday destination that will make your vacation memorable? Mombasa Kenya is the place to visit. It’s rich in culture, amazing sites, fantastic bistros, and a romantic environment for all ages. The city is surrounded by the ocean giving it a magnificent look. From a beautiful landscape to a vibrant nightlife, Mombasa will make your vacation more pleasant. How to Travel to Mombasa Moi International Airport is the major airport in the tropical city. It accommodates both local and international flights. The airport is only 5 miles away from the city. From the airport, the city […]
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9 Activities That Show the Best of Nairobi

Nairobi, Kenya is a city of contrast. It has bustling streets and skyscrapers, just like any capital, but it’s also connected to the natural world in a way that many other large cities are not. As with anywhere in the world, the value of the wild part of the city is often under threat by the potential for economic expansion and growth. But, in Nairobi, the combination of wild places and development still exists and is worth exploring. Learn more about the activities that can help you enjoy the best of Nairobi. 1. View Nairobi From Above The most distinct […]
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What makes Nairobi the perfect travel destination

Kenya is a country bubbling with life and vibrancy. Nairobi is the epicenter of this, the heartbeat of all this, where it all starts. Nairobi has managed to walk the thin line between urbanization and retaining the color of days gone. While the vibe of modernity echoes from the new, gleaming, world-class skyscrapers and restaurants and highways, you can feel the not forgotten ways of the past. You can sense a people who’ve managed to clutch on to their culture. In this article, I’ll tell on how to travel in Nairobi, the place of cool waters. Public transport is too […]
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Connecting with Nature at The Nairobi Arboretum

Nairobi is an amazing city full of culture and lively people but sometimes you want to be in the presence of nature and get connected to the peaceful ambiance that comes with it. That is why we visited the Nairobi arboretum- close to the Nairobi Central Business District, located along State House Road in the area of Kilimani. That’s why we also love it- It is close to the Westlands area in Nairobi. The Arboretum For about 50 Kenya shillings each we gained access to the beautiful grounds. The first thing that you notice is the greenery- The grande indigenous […]
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Discover Kenya's Magical Paradise-The Diani Beach

Visiting Kenya and exploring its magnificent ecosystem should be on the travel list of any tourist.  Kenya offers a fantastic tourism package including nature reserves, numerous game parks, botanical gardens, white sandy beaches, tropical and savannah forests and a rich culture that accompanies the country’s rich historical past.  For many revelers, a visit to Kenya wouldn’t be complete without visiting Diani Beach.   Located in the County of Mombasa, Kenya, Diani Beach offers tourists a wholesome experience.  The beach lies by the shores of the Indian Ocean and is approximately 30 kilometers south of Mombasa.  It stretches about 17 kilometers […]
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9 Attractive Spots To Visit When in Nairobi

Nairobi is the capital city of Kenya and a major hotspot for global investors. It is a renown hub for transnational firms and an established hub in the East African economy. Nairobi has outstanding beauty and elegance, which include the thriving natural habitat and wildlife to the salient views of towers and skyscrapers. A visitor to the city enjoys the wonderful scenery from the top of KICC building and a vast option of shopping and dining areas. There are many scenic and beautiful places you must visit to make the most of your trip to Nairobi. 1. The Jeevanjee Gardens […]
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5 reasons Karatina should be your go-to destination in Kenya

Whether or not you’ve visited Kenya; one of the most prominent countries in Africa, Karatina is not a place you’ll hear about. Often overlooked as one of the places to visit in Kenya, Karatina is a town in Nyeri County that offers more than expected. Located at the base of Mt.Kenya, Africa’s second highest mountain, Karatina is one of the few places I truly love spending my holidays. It is a tranquil and cool town, filled with friendly people and home to Karatina Open Air Market, the largest in East Africa. Talk about having access to fresh, nutritious, organic and […]
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The Urban Jungle. Nairobi National Park Kenya.

Nairobi is not only the heart of Kenya’s economy; it is also a home to different species of wildlife. The bustling city life is enriched by the presence of nature life at the Nairobi national park. Nairobi has been dubbed the only wold’s city with a National Park. This magical game park boasts of being home to the four out of five “big five animals”. They include; Lion, Leopard, Buffalo, and Rhino. The beautiful green plains are a magical site to view. A great photographer will have the rare chance to capture the eye-popping wild animals with the sizzling Nairobi’s […]
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Masai Mara Travel Guide – A quick overview

The Masai Mara is a popular safari destination in Kenya. It is a national park and one of the few locations you can experience wildlife on the savannah and catch a glimpse of the big 5. Find out more about it. Getting there … If you are flying into Kenya, chances are you are landing in Nairobi at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA). It is located about 30-45min from the CBD and you can easily get an Uber (for less than $10) to get to your hotel. The next step is to get to the Masai Mara. You can either […]
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The Perfect Weekend in Nairobi

What scenario of a weekend in Kenya comes to your mind first? Maybe something like getting accommodated in a hut, grazing cows, carrying water from a natural source nearby? Or perhaps no ideas at all? Does it change a lot if I say it’s about a weekend in Kenya’s capital city, Nairobi? Maybe not much or maybe you know the real face of modern Nairobi, however, so many people I’ve met have absolutely no clue about Kenya’s capital lifestyle nowadays. So, spending here most of my time during the last 2 years developed in me the need to spread the word […]
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Lake Naivasha: The hippopotamus paradise

There is a place where you can have breakfast and see the colorful birds, have lunch in the company of monkeys and dinner listening to the noise of the African hippos that come to the shore to eat grass. This place is called: Lake Naivasha, northwest of Nairobi, in Kenya. The only thing you have to do is camping or staying in some of the lodges that are nearby to enjoy the charm of nature. This beautiful site located in the Rift Valley, just two hours driving from the busy capital is a freshwater lake (1884 m above sea level), […]
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Have The Best Vacation Moment In Homabay: kenya.

Are you a tourist yearning to spend every bit of his or her moment in a lucrative environment? don’t worry anymore. Just plan for at least one week trip to Kenya( one of the East African countries) and you will have your dream fulfilled. In your budget, neither should you be bothered by what you will see, do and eat on your arrival to Kenya. Yes! just take your time reading this article to the end and all your curiosity will turn into the anxiety of quickly reaching the country and enjoy all that it has for you.   Kenya is a […]
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A Tour in Mombasa City; Kenya

Have you been to any country in Africa? Let me take you to Kenya the famous safari destination in Africa. Kenya is in the heart of East Africa where people enjoy the best safari experience. This is where we let you know the best of Africa experiences and narrow it down to the best of your dream destination. Keep the read close. Kenya is endowed with various tour destinations compared to other destinations among other African countries. Do you know some of the best destinations in Kenya? Here is a synopsis just for you. Best of Kenya Destinations The beautiful […]
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Must visit beaches in Mombasa

Mombasa is widely recognized for its attractive beaches in Africa and the entire globe. Each year, thousands of tourists and holidaymakers throng the coastal city of Kenya only to enjoy the aura of white sandy beaches and egregious weather. The coastal city is undoubtedly blessed with exceptional beach attractions; numerous palm trees, long stretches of the beach and cool breezes. Any holidaymaker coming to the Mombasa is always keen in obtaining first-hand experience in the top beaches of Mombasa. A person can never go short of activities to do when visiting the region. Beach sports, swimming, snorkeling and boat riding […]
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Travel Guide for top 4 Kenyan Sites

Thinking about Africa makes you feel about the variety of wildlife and beautiful sceneries within the continent. Nevertheless, did you know that Kenya, one of the countries within continent Africa has the best of these sites? Kenya has snow-capped mountains, beautiful lashes, coastline with beautiful sandy beaches and dense forests. Also, its lone acacia cutting across the into eternity and palm fringed ocean line towards the coastal region makes it an epic country within the continent. Still mentioning the great Rift Valley that at one time was a threat of tearing the African continent into parts.Therefore when you think of […]
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ngong town, places to visit in nairobi

I was born and raised in Ngong town which is located on the foot of Ngong hills and spreads to the urban towns nearby. The name Ngong means knuckles in Maasai language due to the four prominent hills that resemble the hand knuckles. The town is in Kajiado county in the and part of Kajiado North. infrastructure. The town is connected by two main roads namely the Ngong road and the Kiserian-Rongai road. However, I prefer the southern bypass which begins on Mombasa road or can join from Langata road and leave on Lenana road. It generally takes forty minutes […]
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Cheap things to do in Mombasa

Mombasa is one of Kenya’s oldest and second largest city. It is a city full of rich cultural heritage thus a hub for tourism. Although many people may think that the city is an expensive place to visit, many would be surprised at how easy it is to find cheap and affordable things to do. Listed below are 11 things to do without necessarily breaking the bank and save some coin in the long run. Take a walk down the beach. The city’s shoreline is full of beaches waiting to be explored. Kenya boasts of having some of the most […]
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The Best Places to Visit in Nairobi Kenya

Nairobi Kenya has the most unique places you can visit in the world. Most of these places are located outside the city where you can have the experience of a cool and serene environment. Nairobi is a busy city, the largest in East Africa, and very unique such that it integrates the vast wildlife with the various cultures in the area. I was surprised how my 3-days holiday the city came to an end. Based on my experience, am happy to share with you a guide on the best places to visit in Nairobi. Day 1 Nairobi National Park Start […]
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6 Best Tourist Features in Menengai Crater Nakuru, Kenya.

I love nature and the beautiful creations that awe us every time we look at them. I had a quest to visit a crater and ended up in Kenya’s most prominent crater, the Menengai Crater. If you are like me and you love sightseeing and hiking adventure, then you should visit the Menengai Crater in Kenya. Kenya is a country to visit as it is home to numerous scenic tourist attraction sites. I was awed by the countless tourist attraction sites with diverse wildlife, beaches, nature trails, forests, mountains, lakes, rivers, game reserves and parks and more.  One magnificent place […]
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Exploring Maai Mahiu in the Great Rift valley

Are you wondering where to travel, hike, camp or just visit and relax? Maybe you are looking for a place that has favorable weather condition even during the cold season in June and July. You are in luck. Maai Mahiu meaning “hot water” in Kikuyu, one of the native languages in Kenya lies in the Rift Valley Province. It is a town along the Maai Mahiu – Naivasha road. It is located in Naivasha Sub-county in Nakuru County. The beauty of the town begins with a quick stop over at the escarpment viewpoint. I find it aesthetically pleasing view of […]
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Amboseli Bound, Kajiado County, Kenya

My excitement for this trip was to see the panoramic views of Mt. Kilimanjaro, the highest in Africa and the herds of elephants. The day did not start on a very good note for me due to a terrible stomach bug which subsided with time, thankfully. I was meeting the team(a travel group) at the city centre of Nairobi next to Hilton Hotel. In a group of twenty six people, I knew no one but that wouldn’t get my spirits down being the one-man show I usually am. The Journey We left Nairobi via Mombasa Road at 8 am. It’s […]
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Exploring Nairobi: Masai Markets to African Cuisine

Nairobi, Kenya is one of the world’s fastest-growing cities, home to almost 3.5 million people from all over the world. The city represents a unique blend of African culture, remnants of British colonial influences, and twenty-first century multi-national industries. For world travelers coming to Africa for the first time, Nairobi is a great first step. Once you finish exploring this city, you are also in the perfect location to catch a coach or flight to beautiful places in Kenya like Mombasa, Kisumu, and Kitale or even visit Uganda and Tanzania. Choosing a Place to Stay in Nairobi If you are […]
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The Perfect Date With Nature; The Oloolua Nature Trail

There is nothing as beautiful as connecting with nature and getting to feel how amazing life can be. Being a busy city, Nairobi Kenya has hidden treasures that simply makes every natural adventure possible. Located in the leafy suburbs of Karen, the Oloolua Nature Trail is just 25 kilometers away from the busy Nairobi city center. Most noteworthy is the fact that this nature trail is run by the National Museums of Kenya. It covers 250 hectares of a dry tropical forest making it ideal for a perfect day out with nature. Additionally, it is also the home to the […]
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