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Nairobi City Heritage Walking Tour

The Nairobi Heritage Walking Tour offers an interactive and wholesome experience to visitors seeking to learn the past times of Nairobi. As you walk through the streets, buildings, monuments and green spaces you get to relive the history of Nairobi. The Nairobi City Heritage Tours comprises of four tours that include; the Harry Thuku Road Tour, the Kenyatta Avenue Walking Tour, the City Square Walking Tour, and the River Road…

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Birding and Walking with Impalas at Kisumu Impala Sanctuary

I was delighted to be back at Kisumu Impala Sanctuary, and it truly did not disappoint. As we entered the gate, an African-pied Wagtail seemed to lead the way along the main path. We made a brief stopover to read the park rules and regulations and the ranger reminded us to adhere to them. A pair of hadada ibis seemed to announce our arrival as they flew to Albizia Picnic…

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Maiyan: God’s Blessings in Nanyuki

We walked through the different booths at a buildings and homes expo in Nairobi, sales representative ushered us into her booth and talked about a new luxury villa development in Nanyuki that we should visit. She handed us an information pack about the property, as I flipped through the booklet, my eyes caught the words, 'with views of Mt. Kenya and Lollidaga Hills'. She later took our business cards and…

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The Penguins of Madagascar Haven in Nanyuki

Located 300 metres from the Meru-Nanyuki highway, adjacent the Hampton School; Penguin House is an ideal guest house for visitors looking for peace and tranquility in a comfortable homely environment. Upon arrival at Penguin House, we had the impression that the facility was like any other ordinary guest house in Nanyuki. Our hosts ushered us into a spacious tastefully lounge where the owner narrated the history and origin of Penguin…

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Pilgrimage Tour to Komarock Shrine

Travelling eastwards from the city of Nairobi, one soon enters the expansive heart of Ukambani; the traditional homeland of the Akamba People. The peaceful plains and occasional hills of this land are indeed a welcome sight after a stay in the busy bustle of Nairobi. Heading towards Kangundo, one soon begins to see rocky hills to the left and right. And it is one of these hills, some 50kms from…

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Ecotour: Birding, Hiking and Cave Exploration at Mt. Suswa

The Mt. Suswa Conservation Trust was formed by the community around Mt. Suswa to spearhead the development of tourism activities in the area. The trust lies within Kajiado and Narok counties and overlooks Mt. Suswa. Our drive from Nairobi took a little more than 2 hours to reach the conservation area that is located about 10 kms away from Ewaso Town. The road is not well marked and hence you…