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KWS Central Workshop Gate, off, Nairobi, Kenya
The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust rescues and houses baby elephants that were orphaned throughout Kenya. Animal-lovers can see these little guys at the Trust's compound. There is a public feeding hour every day, but a visitor can contribute to...
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Gogo Falls Road, Nairobi, Kenya
Families would be hard-pressed to find a more memorable place to stay than Giraffe Manor. Located in the leafy suburb of Langata, about a 30-minute drive from central Nairobi, the 1932 family home of a former candy baron was modeled on a Scottish...
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Slip Rd, Nairobi, Kenya
The Maasai Market is an excellent spot to get all kinds of handmade crafts, jewelry, beads, woodwork, and art in the middle of Nairobi. My favorite items were the stacks of fabrics with Maasai prints, plaids, and Barack Obama screens. At this...
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Naivasha, Kenya
This new tented eco-camp just opened on the shores of Lake Naivasha. It has 16 luxury tented camps and 5 bungalows. I've stayed here several times and marvel at the level of service, the quality of the food, and the location. Boat rides on Lake...
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Cresent Island, Kenya
December 31, 2013: When we got to Crescent Island, we marveled out how much it looked just like the movie _Out_of_Africa_. That's when our guide let us know that this site is actually where the movie was filmed. Animals were imported to the island...
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KWS Central Workshop Gate, off, Nairobi, Kenya
The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust is a center for orphaned elephants and other animals that are rescued in distress. The center though was founded to help primarily take care of Elephants. The are elephants that have either been abandoned by the...
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East Africa
I visited this tea plantation in Kenya in January. The new leaf was out on some of the fields creating an unearthly, vivid greenness to the hills. A short hike through one of the last remaining stands of the forest that used to cover these hills...
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Upper Hill Rd, Nairobi, Kenya
Nairobi Java House always hits the spot on a lazy weekend morning.
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Nakuru, Kenya
Film fans may remember the scene in Out of Africa when Denys Finch Hatton's little yellow gypsy plane swooped above the pink flamingo–filled waters of Lake Nakuru to the sound of the John Barry soundtrack. The...
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Woodvale Grove, Nairobi, Kenya
Well-known to locals and high-end business travelers, the Sankara is Nairobi’s most posh hotel in the hip neighborhood of Westlands. Not commonly used by safari tour companies, I recommend a stopover here for a real taste of the city in a central...
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Nakuru, Kenya
The Lake Nakuru Lodge in Nakuru National Park, Kenya is a landmark hotel. It is one of the only hotels located within the national park gates and boasts over 100 rooms. I spend a lot of time here because I love that it is locally owned and...
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Kikenni Ln, Nairobi, Kenya
Anna Trzebinski's shop in Nairobi's Karen neighborhood is filled with fashion inspired by Maasai and Samburu designs. You'll find fabulous feathers and leathers and souvenirs.
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Nairobi, Kenya
A sculpture in the gardens at the National Botanical Gardens in the Kenyan capital. Along with the adjacent Museum of Natural History, this is a nice starting point before heading out on safari. Nairobi, Kenya.
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Nairobi, Kenya
Upon arrival in Kenya, I was whisked away to this beautiful land of rolling hills and green grasses. Exploring this land was magical. Everywhere you look is full of new things- a new type of tree, different animals, a new way of life.
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Kibera, Nairobi, Kenya
December 2013: The tour operator described Kibera as a slum adjacent to the center of Nairobi and framed by a railroad line and the Ngong River. In roughly 1.5 square miles there are approximately one million people living there or one third of...
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Duma Rd, Nairobi, Kenya
Get up close and personal to these prehistoric-looking animals at the African Fund for Endangered Wildlife (AFEW) center in Nairobi Kenya. Guides provide you with a handful of pellets and you can feed one or two of the resident giraffes. I had...
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Thika, Kenya
If you desire to visit Kenya for whatever reason, you must know that it is not easy. This is why my experience, though, was in a word amazing. From walking miles to go swimming and running into several naked children wanting to play to stopping...
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Mbagathi Ridge, Nairobi, Kenya
Hemingways is a new hotel in Karen, which is sort of the equivalent of Atlanta's Buckhead in Nairobi. It is near the Wilson airport, where so many of the domestic Kenya flights fly out. Traffic is a huge issue in Nairobi and cars creep both by day...
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Lake Naivasha, Kenya
It was an awesome experience. The waters, which had dropped in levels alarmingly in the course of the previous couple of years had risen. The Hippos aren't difficult to find and the guide/pilot petty much covered everything - including tales of...
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Muindi Mbingu St, Nairobi, Kenya
The city market in downtown Nairobi is a gem. First comes the flower vendor, then the various local eateries where you can get a heaping plate of grilled meats for nearly nothing, and then you stumble through the indoor maze of woodcarvings, bone...
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Mokoyeti Rd W, Nairobi, Kenya
The Wildebeest Eco Camp in Langansta (a suburb of Nairobi) is one of the most beautiful places I have ever stayed at. Alex and his wife have created an eco conscious permanent camp for all budgets on 2.5 acres. You can camp (with their tent or...