Tembea Aberdares

IMG_9387We left Nairobi at around 9AM in the morning on the D-day, 7th November 2015. We were to use the Thika-Nyeri route, but after seeking advice from the KWS officers at aberdares, we were to use the Nairobi-Nakuru highway through Njabini and Engineer. The road was going to be better than the one to Lake Magadi, so everyone in the bus was in a jovial mood. A few faces from the Lake Magadi trip were in for this, but for majority it was the first time with us (it is usually a good thing to have new members of the family). Continue reading “Tembea Aberdares”


Kizingo, Lamu – The Relativity Of Time

The Kenyan Camper

‘Time is relative’ can be easily explained. Remember how in school during a hot afternoon session of double Math or Physics you were sure the teacher had sold his soul to the devil and in exchange now had the power to stop time? Seconds became minutes and minutes became hours, the clock might as well have been coated in molasses. But during Christmas and the December holidays the month to whizzed by and before you knew it you were back in the black hole of your classroom that sucked all the joy that life had to offer? For me that explains it perfectly.

I’ve gone on this absurd tangent because I found one of the good places. Where time seems to stretch and slooow right down; it’s called KIzingo.


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African Wild Dog

Fast Facts

Type:               Diet:                        Average life span in the wild:        Size:

Mammal           Carnivore                 Up to 11 years                                     29.5 to 43 in (75 to 110 cm)

Weight:                                           Group name:            Protection status:

39.5 to 79 lbs (18 to 36 kg)               Pack                                Endangered

Size relative to a 6-ft (2-m) man:

  • Illustration: African wild dog compared with adult man

The African wild dog, also called Cape hunting dog or painted dog, typically roams the open plains and sparse woodlands of sub-Saharan Africa. Continue reading “African Wild Dog”

Dear Travel Diary: Tembea Aberdares Photos

At the Rift Valley viewpoint!

The Aberdare National Park covers the higher areas of the Aberdare Mountain Ranges of central Kenya and the Aberdare Salient to their east. The park is located about 100 km north from Nairobi and stretches over a wide variety of terrains because it covers altitudes from about 7,000 feet (2,100 m) to 14,000 feet (4,300 m) above sea level. Established in May 1950, the Aberdare National Park covers an area of 766 square kilometers and forms part of the Aberdare Mountain Range. The park contains a wide range of landscapes – from the mountain peaks that rise to 14,000 feet (4,300 m) above sea level, to their deep, v-shaped valleys intersected by streams, rivers, and waterfalls. Moorland, bamboo forests and rainforests are found at lower altitudes. Continue reading “Dear Travel Diary: Tembea Aberdares Photos”