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Diani beach - Ghosts, Spirits or Shadows?

Tuesday, 11 Nov 2008 | Views [718] | Comments [1]

We decided to spend a week at Diani beach to save money as we figured if we just sit on the beach for a few days we won't incur too many expenses. Our first night we stay in a beach cottage that is 50 meters from the sea. We get there late and it's ... Read more >

Back to Mombasa

Friday, 7 Nov 2008 | Views [654]

After leaving Nyali, we head back into Mombasa to see where to go next. The first stop was the local tourism office (not recommended). We took a look at a couple of hostels in central Mombasa and quickly decided Mombasa wasn't for us. One of the ... Read more >

Obama Day!

Wednesday, 5 Nov 2008 | Views [753]

We paid a bit more money to stay in a room with a television. I wanted to be sure to see as much coverage of this historic election as I could. Because we are 8 hours behind America, we were able to spend the day at the beach and watch CNN at night.... Read more >

Mombasa - Nyali (North Beach)

Wednesday, 5 Nov 2008 | Views [2987]

Although it's a long bus ride to get to Mombasa, it's an overnight trip so you don't lose any days travelling which is cool. Also, you don't have to pay for accommodation for that night so it's a good idea all round. (if you can sleep) The ride was ... Read more >

Gallery: Kenyan Coast Beaches

Tuesday, 4 Nov 2008 | Photo Gallery

Diani and Nyali Beach
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Last day in Nairobi

Monday, 3 Nov 2008 | Views [569]

Before we left the Masai Mara, our new friends, Bobbi and Aziz, invited us to stay with them on our last night and day in Nairobi. We thankfully accepted their offer. It was great staying with them because we hadn’t booked anywhere and plus it’s so ... Read more >

Last day in the Masai Mara

Sunday, 2 Nov 2008 | Views [1411]

The alarm goes off at 5:30am and it's beginning to get light outside. We leave the room around 6:15am, after locking our bags and moving them away from all windows. After a quick cup of coffee we hop in the van with the Australian couple. (Bobbi and ... Read more >

Theft in the Mara

Saturday, 1 Nov 2008 | Views [1255]

It's low season and tourism has been especially low this year due to the violence after Kenya's recent election. Our lodge is empty - we counted 12 people staying here, including us. After the game drive we shower and head to the bar for a drink. It's ... Read more >

Second Game Drive in the Masai Mara

Saturday, 1 Nov 2008 | Views [658]

The lights come on and wake us up. It's 6am and generators have just been turned on again. Also the hot water is turned on, so we have quick showers and head off to breakfast. It's cool this morning and I'm glad I have on my long sleeve tee shirt.... Read more >

First Night in the Mara

Friday, 31 Oct 2008 | Views [525]

After an exciting safari ride, we head back to the Hippo lodge to drop off Aziz and Bobbi, then George drives us down the road to our campsite. By now it's turned dark and all we see are a few lights faintly illuminating 30 tents. As George stops ... Read more >

First Game Drive in the Masai Mara

Friday, 31 Oct 2008 | Views [481]

We arrive at the lodge, Mara Hippo Tented Camp, around 4pm. It's a nice lodge on the edge of the Mara entrance. It has the works: pool, bar, resturant, tents, cabins, stone lodges. Only things it's missing are, people. The place is pretty empty, but ... Read more >

Drive to the Masai Mara

Friday, 31 Oct 2008 | Views [522]

This is the day we've been waiting for, the day we get to go on our first African Safari! We get picked up from the hostel at around 9am, we're the first in the van and we meet George, our driver and safari guide. We head downtown to pick up another ... Read more >

Nairobi, Kenya

Thursday, 30 Oct 2008 | Views [442]

Day 1 Our flight lands at 4am and in a sleep deprived fog we have to sort out our Kenyan visas. The visas cost $50 and they only accept $ or Ksh (Kenyan Shillings). We don't have either. So Rich has to run to an ATM while I stand around yawning. By ... Read more >

Gallery: Masai Mara - Day 2

Saturday, 25 Oct 2008 | Photo Gallery

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Gallery: Masai Mara - Day 1

Friday, 24 Oct 2008 | Photo Gallery

The First Safari
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