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Kenya. The Indian Coastline and Diani Beach

Just some highlights: We left Moshi, Tanzania on a loooong bus ride to Mombasa, where our super nice 5-star hotel had sent a van to get us. You know the rest – tropical blue waters, the most amazing resort with … Continue reading

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Kenya. Tsavo and Amboseli National Parks

We returned to Nairobi for a night (again at the awesome and highly recommended Sankara Hotel) on our way to Tsavo. It was a lot of driving, and our driver Sam was a champion. Roads are rough, traffic can be … Continue reading

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Kenya. Masai Mara

Off to the Mara! This is my favorite park in Kenya. It has grasslands that seem to go on forever, allowing for 360-degrees of great views. Not to mention lions, cheetahs, hyenas, and tons of bovine herds. All full after … Continue reading

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Kenya. Lake Nakuru

We left Samburu early to head over to Lake Nakuru, the home of millions of flamingoes. We saw many of those, and some other neat birds. And a rhino grazing, an almost stand-off between two male waterbucks, and some frisky … Continue reading

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Kenya. Mountain Lodge and Samburu National Park

  Mountain Lodge After finishing our Mt. Kenya trek, we met once again with a 4×4 and were driven back to Nanyuki, the town where we had met our guides a week earlier. We exited a different gate than we … Continue reading

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Kenya. Hiking Mt. Kenya (16,355′) – the summit and descent

To the summit Day 4 – to Austria Hut, 4800m  Due to the cold, I was unable to get a night-shot of the scene, but it was beautiful. I awoke around 3am to see that our tent was about 3” … Continue reading

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Kenya. Hiking Mt. Kenya (16,355′) – The approach and lowlands

We decided we would hike Mt. Kenya, partially per advice of a friend (same friend who recommended El Karama, thanks Sarah Lee!), and partly because I thought it would be a great altitude warm up for Kilimanjaro. My mom has … Continue reading

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Kenya. Time at El Karama Ranch

Nairobi to El Karama Ranch (Oct 21-26th, 2010) We arrived late evening on Thursday Oct 21st to Nairobi. Amidst the chaos in the airport and Visa line, we actually got our bags and met our driver with plenty of time to spare. … Continue reading