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    • Day3

      To Nairobi

      October 18, 2019 in Kenya ⋅ ☁️ 18 °C

      An early start in Qatar, leaving at 6 in the morning to the airport, but that didn’t mean it’s cold, 32 degrees as we left. We didn’t have loads of time to get to the gate, partly due to Nathaniel and Mum trying to find something to spend our last Qatari Riyal in WH Smith, but we did make it and had a 5 and a half hour flight to Nairobi. Landing in African sunshine and a much more bearable 20 degree heat was a lovely welcome back to Kenya.Obtaining visas wasn’t half as long as the last time but did still take time filling in all the forms for us all. Then going to collect our luggage, which was a great relief. Getting out of the airport and seeing Jose waiting for us made us feel right at home again here, we even got a welcome from some giraffes soon after exiting the airport. We then had the task of driving to Ken and Maz’s house in Nairobi rush hour, we stopped quickly to buy drinks for the journey tomorrow, but it still took almost 3 hours to get there. We were lovingly welcomed into their home and then went to a burger restaurant made out of shipping containers for dinner while it rained very very very heavily. We went back and played a couple of games, one with shoes and after went to bed after a long day travelling to get some rest for another long day of travelling to Mumias.Read more


      Sounds great glad you got your luggage xx Can’t wait to hear more from Caleb x Anna xx


      Lovely pics in the sunshine, yay! We are praying for safe journeys onward now you have reached African soil, enjoy the adventure! Lou & Aiden Xxx


      Great hearing about all your travelling and so pleased Jose was waiting for you. You would be really glad to see him! So pleased all your luggage arrived too. Lovely for you to enjoy time with Maz and family too. Praying for your long drive to Mumias today and trust it goes really well and you will be sure of a warm welcome when you arrive. Thanks for posting all the super photos! Dad Mum G and G xxxx


      Nice to see you guys arrived safe. May God continue to bless you through your journey

    • Day2

      Nairobi National Park Tag 1

      January 9 in Kenya ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

      Hatte zu Hause soooo lange überlegt, welches Objektiv am besten wäre, und dann gefühlte 1000x umgepackt, um hier in Afrika festzustellen, dass deswegen die falsche Kamera dabei ist 😭 aber machen wir das Beste draus. Die Tierwelt ist trotzdem eindrücklichRead more

    • Day3

      Day Three

      April 16, 2022 in Kenya ⋅ ⛅ 73 °F

      Day Three: ///protester.applies.ballooned. Wake up in Nairobi with batteries at maybe 70 percent! Not too bad for 28 hours of travel. I hand washed my socks and underwear and then used the blow dryer for today's ensemble. A wonderful hotel breakfast buffet with outdoor seating starts our first day in Nairobi. Our driver arrived and we head to the Sheldrick Wildlife Orphanage to watch rescued baby Elephants eat and play! A wonderful experience. Broken clouds and sun make for a warm and pleasant introduction to our first day. Next Stop is the Giraffe Center where we get to feed the Giraffes from an elevated platform. Watching out for headbutts and food bowl robbers we have a wonderful time feeding and observing up close these beautiful animals! Time for lunch, and the Talisman restaurant does not disappoint! Very good food and atmosphere. Our next stop? Shopping for authentic, handmade, local crafts. Lots of amazing skill and artististy! Let's just say a new mask had been added to my collection. After an hour long drive we check into our hotel for the next 3 days. The Trademark hotel is comfortable and they have brought me lots of bathroom essentials while I wait for my luggage to magically pop up on the radar. Italian food dinner and we manage to stay awake until 10:00PM. Sadly, no new news on my luggage.Read more

    • Day2

      Nairobi, nous voici

      August 11, 2022 in Kenya ⋅ ☁️ 15 °C

      On est bien arrivées à l’hôtel. Imraan, l’organisateur de notre voyage, est venu nous accueillir et nous a fait le programme détaillé. On va se régaler!
      Les filles sont à la fois excitées … et appréhendent un peu parce que l’idée de se lever a 6 heures la plupart du temps ne les ravit pas d’emblée 😂
      Après une bonne nuit de sommeil, un énorme petit déjeuner et journée tranquille pour récupérer du voyage .
      Nairobi est ville morte encore aujourd’hui du fait des élections générales avant-hier (qui entraîne à priori un exode important à travers le pays, les personnes retournant voter dans leur ville d’origine). On se prépare au départ demain pour notre premier safari!
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      J'ai enfin réussi à me connecter ! J'ai hâte de suivre votre safari reportage. Bisous. [Christelle]


      J’ai enfin pu trouver un peu de wifi 😅😘

    • Day5

      Day Five

      April 18, 2022 in Kenya ⋅ 🌧 64 °F

      Day Five: ///protester.applies.ballooned. Wake up after a rough night of sleep. The hotel breakfast helps work the bugs out before we go exploring. Head to Nancy's brother and wife's home for a nice visit and we sneak in some laundry washing too. Next is a tour of the beautiful Rosslyn Academy campus school where they work. I started calling it an educational resort! Just beautiful. We then enjoyed drinks at Amani ya Juu. A garden cafe with a shop featuring hand sewn crafts by woman recovering from trama. After that it's on to Ethiopian food for a late lunch. Habesha Ethiopian Restaurant features some of the best goat meat I've ever had. Make that the first, best goat meat I've ever had! It was very good! while we ate it POURED down rain. We were comfortable under cover and a good time was had by all. Back to the hotel for a quick walk to a store for a few essentials and then some quiet time on the room. Tomorrow morning starts the Safari's! Time to get the final prep completed and go to sleep.Read more

    • Day4

      Day Four

      April 17, 2022 in Kenya ⋅ ☁️ 64 °F

      Day Four: ///protester.applies.ballooned. The day starts off well... Wake up at 8:00AM! Just about 10 hours of sleep! Deb reads the email from the airport saying that my bag arrived overnight and will be delivered to the hotel! And, the coffee at the hotel breakfast was amazing! We head out into the world and start with Spinners Web Kenya.
      Another Arts & Crafts shop with so much interesting to see. I somehow managed to find another cool mask to bring home. We then head to the Bomas Cultural Center. Walked reproductions of tribal building styles while dodging rain squalls and eating French fries. Took in a show of Kenyan traditional music and dance. We watched dances from different ethnic communities with live percussion, string and wind instruments with some VERY energetic dancing, From there it was dinner at Carnivore. Think Brazilian BBQ with an African flair and some "diverse" meat options! Great food and very fun. Back to the hotel to hug my suitcase and put on the first different clothes I've worn in the last 4 days. Going to sleep well tonight!
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    • Day26

      Nairobi 1

      January 31, 2020 in Kenya ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

      La métropole tentaculaire de Nairobi compte plus de 9 millions d'habitants. Au milieu, le très actif CBD : bâtiments historiques, banques, échoppes de tailleurs, cosmétiques, téléphonie, etc. Le moindre mètre carré est utilisé pour un kiosque Safaricom ou Airtel. Nous quadrillons ces rues pour faire nos petites emplettes et nous régalons de hummus et poulet biryani dans un resto "indo-arabe" qui propose des plats indiens et moyen-orientaux. Dans ce coin du monde, chapatis et shawarmas font bon ménage. En même temps, le concept de mélanger cuisines indienne et arabe, ça envoie du rêve ! Peu de mzungus, mais la ville doit bien avoir son lot d'expats un peu plus loin dans les banlieues chics. On va faire un tour au Musée National où s'entasse toute une population d'oiseaux empaillés. Mais devant le musée c'est un marabout lost in translation et bien vivant qui observe les passants.Read more

    • Day134

      Karen, Nairobi

      September 17, 2017 in Kenya ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

      We’ve spent a relaxing week with minimal driving or activities in this leafy suburb outside of Nairobi. We found an idyllic stone cottage where we were able cook our own meals, watch mindless TV (including John’s cricket (emphasis on the mindless- ha, ha)), read, sleep, clean up and organize all of our stuff so it fits into our small bags. Christy also got a haircut, mani/pedi, and we’ve both enjoyed drinking cold, bubbly water and wine. We were also lucky enough to catch up with Vishal and Sita, who Christy knew from Campbells/Wharton/Philly, and enjoy a wonderful lunch getting the scoop on what life is like here compared to the US and other places.
      Since this part of our trip is winding down and because the Land Rover has been the third character in our trip these past 5 months, we need to take a moment to discuss its’ role in our recent adventures.
      Nicknamed Tokoloshe (a mythical and mischievous bush elf in South African folklore), we’ve written many things about this LR as we’ve been travelling. It’s featured so often in our posts because it’s been our home - functioning not only as our transport, but also as our bedroom, kitchen, and living room. We’ve probably spent 95% of our time, since first getting into the front seat in Johannesburg last May, within just a few yards of the LR. It was very rare for it to be out of our sight at any time during this entire part of the trip. We also have written several times about repairs we’ve had to do along the way and several days spent in mechanic’s yards getting things fixed. However, we’ve put this vehicle through a LOT. We’ve driven almost 20,000 kilometers (about 12,000 miles) through 9 countries over the last few months in all kinds of weather and road conditions. We’ve been through hot, dusty deserts, over steep and twisty mountain passes. We’ve driven through rivers, mud, deep, endless sand and long stretches of tarmac for hours on end. We’ve inadvertently hit multiple potholes at speed and driven over roads made up of endless rocks and corrugations so wide and deep that we started a collection of all of the small pieces of the LR that had been shaken loose during the day and we tried to return each piece to its proper place, often with the help of some duct tape.
      With all of the bad roads we’ve driven, it’s a miracle that we haven’t experienced any major tire issues – just a few unlucky flats early in the trip. We also fed the poor thing some contaminated fuel, but it still did not die or leave us stranded.
      We lost count of how many times we were stopped at police and military checkpoints, but are proud we only picked up one ticket and never paid any bribes. We are especially thankful we did not collide with any vehicles, goats, sheep, cows, donkeys, and - most importantly – hit any humans. With all this torture, the LR still started every morning, without hesitation. Tokoloshe has also been a magnet, attracting people wherever we stop and enabling us meet so many friendly, funny, helpful, generous and interesting locals along the way. So, yes, we are happy not to be driving or camping anymore (although we will miss the experience of camping wild with all the animals), but are thankful to Tokoloshe for enabling us to experience so many great adventures.
      It was with mixed emotions that we said goodbye to Tokoloshe as Jennifer & Gerrit (the Dutch couple we met in Zambia) picked it up and began their 8-day drive back to Johannesburg.
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      Danella Rennie

      Still drinking

      Dobbs Away II


      Lucinda Ayers

      Exactly as I pictured it!!

    • Day50

      Kweti Crossfit 🇰🇪🏋🏽

      March 5, 2022 in Kenya ⋅ ☀️ 15 °C

      Nach einigen Tagen am Meer, war es an der Zeit für Abwechslung. Gestartet mit einem frühen Crossfit Workout (Open Workout) im Kweti CrossFit begann der Tag bereits intensiv. 😅 Als Laura und ich in einem Kaffee die nötige Energie zurück holten machten wir uns auf den Weg in das Giraffe Center. Wie ein kleines Kind, fütterte ich aufgeregt die Giraffen. 😍😋
      Nach einem späten Mittagsessen verbrachte ich den restlichen Tag bei Laura zu Hause, nahm mir selber etwas Zeit und hatte mit Ramiro einen Call.
      Abendessen mit Eltern von Laura.
      Facetime mit Mäni.
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    • Day64

      Stuck in Nairobi 🤯

      March 19, 2022 in Kenya ⋅ ⛅ 27 °C

      Eigentlich habe ich gar keine Lust, diesen " Scheiss Tag" zu dokumentieren... 🤦🏽‍♂️😅
      Bin seit gestern nur damit beschäftigt, dass ich bald nach Bangkok fliegen kann...
      Eigentlich würde ich morgen Sonntag fliegen.
      Da mir das Test & Go Hotel in Bangkok ein falsches Datum bestätigt hat, und ich somit den Thailand Pass immer noch nicht beantragen kann, bin ich gezwungen meinen Flug vom Sonntag umzubuchen. Leichter gesagt als gemacht! Als ich gestern wirklich nach stundenlangem Versuchen verzweifelt aufgegeben habe( keine online Hotline, keine Antwort auf meine E-Mails) bin ich heute zum Flughafen direkt zu Emirates gefahren. Nein die Situation alleine ist nicht genug. Robinson mein Uberfahrer brachte seine ganze Familie! Der heutige Tag verlang nervlich alles ab von mir!
      Angekommen bei Emirates, leider nur ein kleiner Teilerfolg. Sie können den Flug stornieren aber nicht umbuchen, da er von eSky gesperrt ist. Somit muss ich bis Montag abwarten, bis die Hotline wieder erreichbar ist. (Pokerspiel geht weiter)
      Okay... widme ich die Zeit der Gelbfieberimpfung, dass ich vom Risikoland Afrika nach Asien reisen kann.
      Auch hier hat niemand gesagt, dass es einfach wird... nach dem vierten Spital bin ich dann endlich fündig geworden. Bravo... Moreno ist gegen Gelbfieber geimpft. 💉✅

      Nach einem intensiven Tag brachte ich Essen "nach Hause" und kochte für Lauras Eltern.

      Bin aktuell wirklich etwas angespannt und genervt. Wenn das alles gut kommt, bin ich wieder überglücklich. 🥵

      Das mit dem Flug sollte nun funktionieren.

      Nun meine grösste Angst ist noch der Thailand pass. 🧐
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