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We’re back

We’ve been up for about 44 hours and still have at least 3 to go before we’re home, but we are back on US soil. It’s been a great trip and I will post some final thoughts about it soon. … Continue reading

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Nairobi – Giraffe Center and Railway Museum

So we arrived back in Nairobi yesterday and decided our first stop should be the Giraffe Center. Here they are trying to bring back the endangered Rothschild giraffe. They help fund this project by letting people feed and pet these … Continue reading

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Nakuru – Mbweha Camp

We finally had to leave Samburu and all the elephants, but our next stop was Nakuru where we expected to see rhinos. Instead of flying, we opted for the cross country drive. Both Elephant Bedroom and Mbweha are run by … Continue reading

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Samburu – Elephant Bedroom Camp (Day 2)

After the spectacular day of safari yesterday, we weren’t sure day two could compare. I mean, we saw two of the Big Five (Lion and elephant, still “missing” the leopard, rhino and buffalo) and a bunch of other cool animals … Continue reading

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Samburu – Elephant Bedroom Camp

Yesterday we left Nairobi to start our safari. We flew to Samburu National Park on a small single engine plane with a pilot and co-pilot only. There was no divide between the cockpit and cabin and the snack cart for … Continue reading

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Night train: Mombasa to Nairobi

Can there be a more elegant way to travel than a night train between two cities? The idea that you board one night, have a quick dinner and a few drinks, make new friends, retire to your own private compartment … Continue reading

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Watamu (part 2)

We left Mombasa for Watamu by matatu. This is the Kenya equivalent of public buses. They run between cities and charge a set fare. This meant we didn’t have to negotiate the ticket price, but it doesn’t guarantee the quality … Continue reading

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