Category Archives: Kenya

Hunting out the Best East African Safari – Kenya vs. Uganda

As you would expect, our safaris in Kenya and Uganda were amongst the main highlights of our trip to Africa; what surprised us though was just how different they were to one another.  Though the animals were relatively similar, there were some fairly significant differences between our two experiences.  How might you decide on the […]

Our East African Itinerary – Two Weeks in the Motherland

East Africa – I don’t think it would be over-reaching to suggest this could just be the dream destination for every animal lover! If you’re considering a getaway to Africa this post will (hopefully) help you decide how you might split your time between Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda. Happy planning (and stay tuned for more detailed […]

The Ultimate Camping Experience in Nairobi

As travellers, we float in between budget and more luxurious options.  If there appears to be a decent low-cost option, we’ll stay there, but if we need to spend more to ensure a good nights sleep, we will.  Nathan will tell you ‘it’s all about the value proposition’ and I spend far too long on TripAdvisor talking myself […]

The Giraffe Center – Nairobi, Kenya

Looking into their gorgeous deep brown eyes, framed by fluffy eyelashes, there’s no doubt there’s something special about the lanky (but adorable) giraffe. If you find yourself with a little spare time in Nairobi, you may like to pop along to the Giraffe Centre (open from 10am – 5pm every day) to get up close […]

Nairobi’s Elephant Orphanage – The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

Africa is top of practically every animal lovers travel wishlist and with even a short stop in Nairobi, you can get up close and personal with a number of gorgeous orphaned elephant calves, making your quick break in Kenya even more memorable. The calves come from all around Kenya and are picked up by the Trust in response to the […]

We’re off to Africa!

Since moving to the UAE, we’ve already been fortunate to travel to a new continent (Europe, we’re talking to you!) and I’m excited to say we’ll soon be venturing to another… the wild vastness of Africa! We’ve pencilled together an itinerary that looks something like this: Tanzania – Zanzibar for some beach time (snorkelling, diving […]