Living in Nairobi

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Mt Longido, the Northern Trail

Right after crossing from Kenya to Tanzania at Namanga, the prominent rocky summit of Mt Longido can be seen to the left, seemingly daring climbers to attempt its sheer rock faces. For hikers preparing...

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Lamu Old Town, a World Heritage Site

Lamu Old Town is the oldest and best-preserved Swahili settlement on the East African coastal strip, having been continuously inhabited for over 700 years. To date it still has one of the most conservative...

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Nairobi Botanical Garden

The Nairobi Botanical Garden is a little know strip of green space nestling between the Nairobi National Museum buildings and the Nairobi River, about 10 minutes walk from the Central Business District (CBD). A...

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Ndoto Mountains, Aldera Hill

The Ndoto Mountains on the northern end of Samburu County are an oasis for those adventurous enough to brave the long off-road hot dusty drive through the semi-arid northern frontier plains of Kenya. Insecurity...

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Ten Uniquely Kenyan Things

Like everything else in life, Kenya has positive as well as negative things and events associated with it. This post seeks to highlight some of the positive things worth celebrating about Kenya. In no...

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Bump-And-Rob Attacks

The natural reaction when a vehicle hits your car from  behind is to stop and get out to assess the damage or call the police. However, police now warn motorists to assess the surrounding...

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Mt Ololokwe

The distinctive flat-topped shape and high sheer cliff drops of the 2,000m high Mt Ololokwe towering over the Samburu plains a short distance past Archers Post in Northern Kenya, never fails to turn heads....

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Mau Mau Caves, Mt Kenya

The Mau Mau Caves at the foothills of Mt Kenya open out to a beautiful waterfall and pass-through rocks on Burguret River. Once shielded by a dense forest cover, these caves near Nanyuki are...

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Inter-City Passenger Train Service in Kenya

Rift Valley Railway (RVR), a concessionaire currently operating the railway network in Kenya and Uganda since 2006, provides limited Inter-City passenger train service in Kenya. Historically, Mombasa and Kisumu are the only destinations from...

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Nairobi Safari Walk

The Nairobi Safari Walk offers a unique setting for visitors to see Kenya’s flora and fauna in habitats that simulate natural environments, albeit on a smaller scale than the large National Parks and Game...

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Nairobi City Market

The Nairobi City Market, sandwiched between Muindi Mbingu Street and Koinange Street, is a favorite with Nairobi residents for its butcheries that offer a wide variety of meat products, from the common beef, goat...

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Nairobi Marathon

The Stanchart Nairobi Marathon, held annually towards the end of October, includes 42km full marathon, 21km half marathon, and 10km road races through the city streets. The route course has been changed numerous times over...