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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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, […]
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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 […]
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Kigali: The main neighborhoods of the city

Thinking of visiting Africa? Visit Rwanda. It’s one of the safest places on the continent and is also one of the cleanest and most organized. Rwanda has come a long way since the genocide and has grown by leaps and bounds socially and economically. In the guide below, we cast […]
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How Jubilee Travel Insurance came through for me

I work from home so my schedule is flexible. I had dreams of travelling abroad when I was a little girl and that dream has been realized once when I went to Dubai. It was a really amazing experience for me since it was my first time at an international […]
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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 […]
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PayPal; why it is currently my choice over TransferWise

PayPal, say the word anywhere and a handful of people know about it, use it or have heard about it. TransferWise, on the other hand, is not as popular as PayPal. Having been around for 20 years, PayPal has the popularity advantage against TransferWise which has been in operation for […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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Madagascar, Diego Suarez Bay: the snorkeling paradise

If you love snorkeling just like me, you will soon discover a hidden snorkeling paradise in Madagascar. I have traveled in so many places and swam in so many spots. But, until now, I only had two favorites and one of them is the Diego Suarez Bay, in the north […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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Mauritius: Your Ultimate Travel Guide

Mauritius was our first international getaway. This was because it had so many good reviews, beautiful beaches and to top it all, many interesting activities to do. Mauritius is a destination I would love to go back to. It is very serene and there are so many things we would have […]
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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, […]
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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. […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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. […]
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If isn't Safari, what else you can do in Tanzania?

Tanzania is located in East Africa. Generally, people do not travel to that area of Africa and if it does, it goes exclusively for the safari in Serengeti. I did not go to Tanzania to do a safari, I went for something I really love: the beach. But I found […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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Lake Turkana – The wonder of a desert

Turkana county is the northwesternmost region in Kenya. The climate is very hot and dry. Let me emphasize that, the climate is very hot and dry.”You need to be careful that you are not dehydrated!” is what I was adviced when planning for the trip there. I was going to […]
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What to do, love, and see in Nairobi

Nairobi isn’t a city people spend too much time in. Generally if you’ve travelled to Kenya’s capital, it’s a jumping-off point for adventurous safaris through the Maasai Mara and Lake Nakuru, or a long tour through East Africa. I headed off on the latter – an East African dream – […]
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Top 5 places to Visit in Nakuru

Situated 158km from Nairobi, Nakuru is the capital of Nakuru County. Formerly, Nakuru Town was the capital of the Rift Valley Province. Accessing Nakuru from Nairobi by a car at an average speed of 122km/hr means that you will take approximately 1.5 hours. There is a flurry of activities that […]
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Best Places To Visit In Nairobi Kenya; The Mamba Village Resort

THE MAMBA VILLAGE NAIROBI; WHERE SERENITY MEETS HUMANITY Great and memorable experiences are everything we look forward to whenever it is time for the holidays. Planning is very vital when it comes to choosing a destination.  If you love nature like I do, Africa has the most exotic destinations to […]
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A Fourteen Falls Weekend In Thika, Kenya

Adjacent to the northern border of Nairobi county and home to more than a million citizens, according to The Star, Kiambu County boasts a variety of economic and entertainment activities. Thika, the largest town in Kiambu has more to offer the world than the agricultural products it is so famous […]
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Eldoret: the party road trip

I’ve been invited to Domino parties several times since it began in 2012. I always found a reason not to go. Most of the time I blamed work but now I realize it was just me, being lazy and absolutely boring. This time, I got the stick from up my […]
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Visiting the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (DSWT) in Kenya

Did you know baby elephants don’t know what to do with their trunks? In their first days of existence, baby elephants don’t know what to do with their trunks. It takes them up to 8 months to use them for eating and drinking. Before then, they simply swing them back […]
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An Afternoon at the Nairobi Safari Walk.

My friend and I had been wanting to go to the Nairobi National Park for a while. I hadn’t been in a few years, and he hadn’t been there since childhood. Growing up, I remember going to the park on multiple occasions. Sometimes with my local Sunday school group, sometimes […]
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Kigali:The Land Of A Thousand Hills

General Aesthetic To say I was excited about this trip would be downplaying the enthusiasm I had for my stay.Kigali is the capital city of Rwanda, it is a modest city reflective of the country and its people.Upon arrival, I could clearly understand why it is dubbed the ‘land of […]
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Nubian Island, Egypt solo travel

One girl, an island and a backpack in Egypt. I felt that gorgeous feeling once again, of standing in the middle crowd, watching everyone pass by, people talking, cars and taxis, bikes and local cats, the smell of spices, noise, and chaos. But I was there, just standing becoming aware of […]
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KENYA: TIPS ON EXPLORING LAMU

Lamu: island or hidden gem? My ideal vacation involves sandy beaches, perfect weather, beautiful sunsets, and cocktails. Lots of cocktails. When a friend approached me with the idea of visiting a coastal town, I was all smiles. With many destinations to choose from, be it Lamu, Watamu or Malindi in […]
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Nguuni Nature Sanctuary: Mombasa, Kenya

Just by the mention of Mombasa City in Kenya, all that clicks in your mind immediately is the white sandy beaches and the luxurious hotels. A lot of activities that most people engage in always revolve around the waters: snorkeling, surfing, dhow races, scuba diving or actually a visit to […]
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Unique places to visit for hiking & team building in Nairobi

Nairobi is one of the most beautiful cities in KENYA. Globally, it is ranked among the few cities that have a national park right next to it. Is it safe to travel in Nairobi? Amidst the 2017 political rows currently happening in Kenya, the most common question in everybody's mind […]
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Kenya: Maasai Mara mini vacation

Easter Weekend Road Trip It was a day before the Easter long weekend and we (my then boyfriend, now husband and I)  had not yet settled on where we were going to spend our weekend. Our usual travel company, Bonfire Adventures, came through for us at the last minute with a […]
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The Captivating Attractions of Kakamega

Kenya is a top destination for thousands who chose to travel to Africa because of the warm climate, interesting cultures, national parks and also since it is home to the Big Five. You can get a glimpse of the leopard, buffalo, lion, rhinoceros and the elephant in the same location. […]
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Must see at a Kenya trip to Lake Bogoria

Like a cult-like ritual, we have this norm where on a yearly basis a few of my friends and I pick a destination to visit around Kenya that’s affordable just to crown the academic year that was. Last year it was sinking our feet in the rough sand at the […]
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Kisumu Dala, the City by the Lakeside

Kisumu is one of only three cities in Kenya and is popularly known for being the home of the Luo tribe and the place to get the best fish from Lake Victoria. It wasn't one of my top bucket-list destinations in Kenya and the trip there was not something I quite […]
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Get Ready to Explore the Heart of Africa

A keen traveler, I  initially quenched my yearning appetite to explore by becoming a backpacker, exploring the motherland of Africa. I ventured into a nomadic motion on a path to Tanzania. Why Tanzania? I had a list of reasons before me. Firstly Tanzania is filled with statistics one can rave […]
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IN THE MIDST OF VOI TOWN

THE TOWN AND THE CULTURE Voi town Approximately six hours drive by bus from Nairobi, the capital of Kenya, and you arrive at a town with a contrasting character as compared to the former. At the foot of the Sagala hills lies a town that feels almost […]
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ZANZIBAR: A TROPICAL GETAWAY

If you're looking to take a tropical vacation, chances are that you've thought about heading to Zanzibar. With its beautiful beaches, great sights, delicious food and lovely people, Zanzibar sure has a lot to offer. Whether you're just a tourist seeking relaxation or you're an enthusiastic explorer, Zanzibar has something […]
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Top 5 Must Do's in Nairobi

Nairobi, Kenya, is a sub saharan city often referred to as the green city in the sun. Boasting a population of just over 42 million, this multicultural melting pot hosts people from all over the world – different cultures, races and even religions. But one thing that cuts across all […]
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A Detailed Safari Guide to Kenya

Lions relaxing at Nairobi National Park     When it comes to Safari, one of the most conspicuous locations in Africa is Kenya. It is a country located in the Eastern part of Africa with immediate neighbors being Tanzania, Ethiopia, Uganda and Rwanda. The country leads […]
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Staying safe on a mangrove site visit in Junda.

A daring mangrove forest. While on an assignment of facilitating a beekeeping training exercise at Junda, Mombasa in Kenya. I was struck by the thought of getting drowned by a massive swampy mangrove mud during a practical session of setting up a bee hive stand at the mangrove rehabilitation site. […]
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Incredible India In The Summer

My friends and I made the grave mistake of picturing Delhi as a place that is hot throughout the year That was mistake that we paid for dearly. Due to a mix-up that saw us locked out of the airport in the dead of the night and 3 hours before our […]
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Exploring Mombasa; Beach and City

The Sun and Sea The warmth tingling on my shoulders and cheek wakes me up. I open my eyes groggily, it feels like I’ve only been asleep for two hours and I attempt to shake the haze of confusion from my head. It doesn’t work. I close my eyes for […]
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Rwanda: Heart of the Hills

A shot of Rwanda's landscape I literally left my heart in the hills of Rwanda, in the heart of its myriad hills that fence around the capital in Kigali. Rwanda is a landlocked country and has a very rich green landscape. The gorilla trek is one […]
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The Mystique of Maasai Mara-KENYA

The Mystique of Maasai Mara   Introduction If you’ve ever wished to get out of the extremities of your imaginations and backpack to the most exciting destinations full of adventure, then let me lure you by relating the Mystiques of Maasai Mara wildlife destination. Maasai Mara has a lot to […]
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East Africa Safari Guide: Tanzania and Kenya

Tanzania and Kenya: At a Glance “Africa is my dream!” Is an expression I hear from quite a few people. Africa is a beautiful, diverse, continent with much to offer. Many people go with the intention of seeing the wildlife, but have no idea where to start or how to […]
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Kenya: Nairobi Animal orphanage.

Today the weather is good not like the usual chilly July mornings that we are used to here. July is our sort of ‘winter’ here in Nairobi but today things are a little bit different. It's cloudy but warm, perfect weather for an outdoor activity. My plans will eventually carry […]
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Nairobi: A concrete jungle with a wild side to experience

Bongo Antelope at the Nairobi Safari Walk Nairobi is not renowned for any circus acts but after spending an afternoon 7 kilometers from the City Center, I realized my artistic senses need refining. The city has a circus, it’s not synchronized, and in it anything goes, […]
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Welcome to Nairobi: The Lush City Under The Sun.

This image captures Uhuru (independence) Park, a recreational facility within the city of Nairobi. “Enkare Nairobi”- is a coinage of the phrase ‘a sanctuary of cool waters’ by the Maasai-a local Kenyan community, and which encapsulates the ecological craftsmanship that is Nairobi. Yes, Nairobi was then […]
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Nairobi 6 Safety Travel tips During Pregnancy.

Traveling brings about inner peace, contentment, and self-discovery. People enjoy the freedom of traveling but what about if this ability is limited by pregnancy. How can you make the most of this situation while enjoying the things you love most without putting yourself at risk? Since pregnancy may limit your […]
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