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Wasini Island

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I took a trip to Kisite-Mpunguti Marine National Park, a protected wildlife area that covers part of the sea on the far south of Kenya’s coast, close to the border with Tanzania. It is one of the most beautiful places I have been to, and was so good that I went twice, making the trips […]

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Driving in Kajiado Province

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Video: Travelling through the region of Kenya where I lived, to a Swahili music soundtrack. This video is of driving from Nairobi towards the Kajiado province, in which Kitengela lies. It begins on the Nairobi to Mombasa highway, then takes a turning off south towards Athi River. This road is very similar to the ones […]

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Lightning Storm over the Savannah

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Just before sunset yesterday I left my hotel in Nkrumah Road, Mombasa.  I took a tuktuk to the station, booked in and got onto the train.  I tried to read my book during the one and a half hour wait that followed, as the train sat in the station, but it was far too hot […]

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Tsavo East Safari and Wasini Island

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So much has happened in the past few days.  The first thing is the weather has changed and is now so extremely hot that it’s worthy of comment.  It began on Sunday afternoon, and through Monday it was almost unbearable.  It probably sounds like a lot of fun to you who are stuck in winter-gripped […]

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Kitengela to Diani

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Four days ago I left Kitengela behind me, and set off alone into the big wide world.  I took the matatu to Nairobi, but having caught it halfway along the road in Kitengela I didn’t realise it wasn’t from the matatu stand in town, but had come on a different route.  This route ended up […]