Kenyan Travel Blogs To Read: Part 2

Did you read the first article sharing the different Kenyan travel bloggers? Well, if you did not, Kenyan Travel Blogs To Read should be a good read too.

The above mentioned post listed all the travel blog I had come across. I knew the list wasn’t done, and the good readers of this blog helped me out by adding the below travel blogs that I should share about. it is a great thing to read on different travel experiences by different individuals and groups and to see locals taking the initiative to share on Kenya’s attractions on their own.

Get to go through these blogs, you’ll learn a few tips about travel or a destination you have never heard of. Continue reading “Kenyan Travel Blogs To Read: Part 2”

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SIBILOI, CENTRAL & SOUTH ISLAND NATIONAL PARKS

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  • Altitude 1,000 – 2,000ft.
  • Area Sibiloi 1,570 sq. kms.
  • Area Central Island 39 sq. kms.
  • Area South Island 5 sq. kms.
  • Distance from Nairobi 800 kms.
  • Airstrip at Turkwel Dam
  • Sibiloi Opened August 1973
  • Central Island Opened Jan. 1985
  • South Island Opened Jan. 1983
  • Origins of man: Koobi Fora
    Museum & Research Base
  • Thousands of Fossils including
    giant torroise behemoth,
    45 ft. long crocodile
  • Lake Turkana & Scenery
  • Birdwatching: Flamingo,
    Pelicans, Ducks
  • Shoreline gameviewing: hippo,
    crocodile, zebra giraffe

“THE CRADLE OF MANKIND” Continue reading “SIBILOI, CENTRAL & SOUTH ISLAND NATIONAL PARKS”

BISANADI NATIONAL RESERVE

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  • Altitude 1,000 – 3,400ft.
  • Area 870 sq. kms.
  • Distance from Nairobi 348 kms.
  • Opened April 1968
  • Beautiful Landscape, 13 Rivers
  • Former Home of George & Joy
    Adamson & “Elsa” the lioness
  • Game viewing: Elephant, Hippo,
    Lion, Leopard, Cheetah
  • Campers Paradise
  • Excellent views of Mount Kenya

Meru National Park is wild and beautiful. Straddling the equator and bisected by 13 rivers and numerous mountain-fed streams, it is an especially scenic area of Kenya. It has diverse scenery from woodlands at 3,000ft. on the slopes of Nyambeni Mountain Range, northeast of Mount Kenya, to wide open plains with wandering riverbanks dotted with doum palms. Continue reading “BISANADI NATIONAL RESERVE”

MARSABIT NATIONAL RESERVE

Before you read this, you will love the first and second part very important. They will give you a better understanding of the general area that is the Northern Circuit. Read through The Northern Treasures and SAMBURU AND BUFFALO SPRINGS NATIONAL RESERVES.
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  • Altitude 1,000 – 5,000ft.
  • Area Samburu 1,482 sq. kms.
  • Distance from Nairobi 620 kms.
  • Two airstrips
  • Opened 1967
  • Untouched forest,
    scenic & wild landscape
  • Crater lakes
  • Diverse local cultures
  • Good game viewing:
    elephant & greater kudu
  • Former homeland of
    famous elephant ‘Ahmed’

“THIS PLACE IS GOD’S GIFT.” Continue reading “MARSABIT NATIONAL RESERVE”

THE PINK INVASION: MARTIN HARVEY’S PERSPECTIVE

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The Lake shores of Nakuru and Bogoria are a bird-watcher’s paradise to say the least. Millions of flamingos gather along the alkaline lakes to devour the algae that lends to their brilliant pink plumage. These pink beauties are quite the ornithological spectacle and no one could’ve captured that better than Martin Harvey. Harvey takes us on one pink magical adventure that is bound to leave birding enthusiasts in awe.

 “To witness a concentration of birds like this is, without a doubt, one of the greatest ornithological experiences in the world. There is constant movement of pink as birds move about the lake in search of food or disturbance by predators. It truly is an enjoyably overwhelming wildlife experience.” – Martin Harvey

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SAMBURU AND BUFFALO SPRINGS NATIONAL RESERVES

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Did you read the first article about the North? We called it The Northern Treasures. We recommend you should check it out, just to get you excite and have your wanderlust spirits excited. We got to give a taste of how the North of Kenya ha more to offer than any of us imagine. We promised a few more information of that side of Mt Kenya, and we always keep our word.

So, Samburu & Bufallo Spring National Reserves…

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  • Altitude 2,500 – 4,000ft.
  • Area Samburu 104 sq. ft. kms.
  • Area Buffalo Spring 131 sq. kms.
  • Distance from Nairobi 343 kms.
  • Two airstrips
  • Opened 1985
  • Scenic Beauty, Rivers & Forest
  • Leopard, Hippo, Elephant, Lion
  • Permanent Springs
  • Rich Cultural Inheritance

Continue reading “SAMBURU AND BUFFALO SPRINGS NATIONAL RESERVES”

Thank You!

As you may know, or not, we were nominated as one of the best travel blogs in Kenya and made the cut to be on the ballot out of all the amazing travel blogs we read. We were really proud for this having only done this for a year and half or so, and really got serious a year ago. It’s a good feeling when something you start out of passion gets recognized. The #BAKEAwards happened this previous Saturday and we didn’t manage to win. Tough luck!thank-you-note

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Too Many Hashtags? #TembeaKenya

Who still keeps tabs on all the hashtags Kenya Tourism Board has created? The keyboard warriors may be assisting in drumming support for the Kenyan tourism industry, but how many do they need? Seriously. I have stuck with #TembeaKenya,the others just do not make sense to me. We may just need to sit down with whoever comes up with these online campaign strategies to fully understand KTB.dscn7927

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