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Litare Fishing Village

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vaDbsE9__08[/embed] Litare fishing village is one of the many fishing villages on lake Victoria. Litare Fishing Village is located in Mbita off Rusinga Island. The fishing village is accessible via boat and besides it being a fishing village, it a small commercial hub with an open-air market, shops and other household items. The village economy is primarily based on fishing, as majority of the population is engaged in activities related…

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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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Nature Inspired Clay Pieces at Fired Earth Pottery

As we drove towards Camp Carnelley's for an overnight stay, my friend Melissa expressed her interest in visiting the Fired Earth Pottery. We were all interested in learning more about clay pottery; we got in touch with Obadiah and planned on visiting his workshop the next morning. Upon arrival, Obadiah ushered us to a lounge area which he also uses as a pottery demonstration site. He explained that once he…

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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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The Ruins at Gede

The ruins of Gede are relics of the one of the Arab-African settlements found along the East African coast. These towns were built by the Swahili people during the 13th and 14th century. Scientists suppose that at its peak of prosperity about 2,500 people lived in Gede. [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hr1Fxk5P21w[/embed] There are still various theories as to why the town was abandoned during the 16th or 17th century. However, after Gede was…

Wildlife Safari at the Ngorongoro Crater

You would taste the excitement in the air as we had our breakfast at the Mountain Green Hotel in Arusha as talked about our anxieties and expectations for the trip. After breakfast, we set out for the Ngorongoro Crater, we drove past several small towns including the main entrance to the Lake Manyara National Park. We finally arrived at the Ngorongoro Conservation Area Authority main entrance; our driver Humphery facilitated…

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Takawiri – The White Sandy West Coast

Kenya's west coast is an area of great geographic, cultural and natural diversity. It offers visitors a diverse range of tourist products blend together to create this magical region of Kenya. [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vaDbsE9__08[/embed] Lake Victoria is the largest freshwater lake in Africa and second largest freshwater lake in the world. John Hanning Speke was the first European to discover the lake and named it after Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom.…

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Kit Mikayi: The First Wife Rocks

Located in Seme Location about 600metres off the Kisumu-Bondo road near Kombewa shopping center is the Kit-Mikayi Rock. Kitmikayi is derived from two Luo words, ‘kidi’ meaning stone and ‘mikayi’ meaning first wife. Set among a field of boulders, Kit Mikayi is a large upright stone, bolstered by smaller supporting boulders. There is a bolster of rocks sitting side by side. Each individual rock has formed stratas which sit on…

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Soapstone Carving at Tabaka

Tabaka is located about 24 Kilometres from Kisii town and is renowned for its unique Kisii soapstone rocks. On our journey from Rusinga Island to Naivasha for an overnight stay; we made a brief stopover at Tabaka, at Kistone Art Gallery. Here we met Mr. Joshua Kariuki Ouma who has been in the soapstone business for 15 years at Tabaka. Joshua elaborated that they buy the Kisii rocks from miners…

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Deep Blue Pool and Canopy Walk Experience at Ngare Ndare Forest

Ngare Ndare Forest is located on the northern foothills of Mount Kenya about 45kms from Meru Town. The Forest is located in both Meru and Laikipia counties, covering an approximate area of 5,545ha and is part of the Mt. Kenya forest ecosystem. Ngare Ndare Forest is the only indigenous forest in Kenya with an expanding canopy of cedar trees; which is quite interesting to find tree species often associate with…