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Kenya 2014

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I have been to the mountain...Mt.Kenya in Central Kenya,plains in the Rift Valley, rivers in the Seven Wonder of the world...Masai Mara, forests mostly urban forests of Karura and Oloolua in Nairobi the capital city,the pristine beaches -Galu,Diani -both on the South Coast,Mombasa,Malindi and Lamu on the North Coast,the lakes -Lake Elementaita,Lake Victoria,Lake Naivasha and Lake Nakuru,the Northern lands-Samburu Reserve..now I long to explore Turkana,Tana River Delta and Kakamega Rain Forest.
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Nairobi, Kenya
Adventuring and exploring is born within you or you are born into it. I was lucky enough to have a strong exposure to both. My grandfather and my father were both soldiers and were constantly on the move. After the Mau Mau insurrection in Kenya...
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Box 63, Lamu, Kenya
First time we visited was with my mother,sister and I,what a pristine place.Loved the food,oh! The views were unbelievably soothing,took a dhow ride at sunset ,simply wonderful. Second visit,we took a couple of clients who were blown away.The boat...
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Lake Logipi, Kenya
September was quite eventful for me. Part of the month was spent exploring the remote and sparsely inhabited Northern Kenya and I will not even try and describe the beauty that this part of our country is. Only photos could capture the beauty and...
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Baragoi, Kenya
Kenya is widely regarded for its Wildlife Photography opportunities. An adventure into the northern range lands opened a whole new world for me. Encountering the amazing landscapes and scenery of the north left us all awed by the variety of...
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Nyahururu, Kenya
Two mornings during my stay at Thomson's Falls Lodge (http://www.thomsonsfallslodge.com/), near Nyahururu, Kenya, my friends and I took a short walk to see the hippos. During the walk the winter sun (July) pierces through the tall trees,...
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Lten-Kessup Road, Kenya

Below the hotel’s cottages, the Kerio Valley’s grasslands spread toward the horizon like an infinity pool. Take the plunge on mountain bike or on foot, or marvel from a distance while enjoying a goat barbecue. The restaurant also serves a hearty...

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Shimoni Village, Shimoni, Kenya
Finally, some quiet time. I spend the sunset on the deck, reflecting on a day's hard work. It's warm and humid, even though twilight approaches. Beads of sweat start to form on the bottle of Tusker on the table in front of me. Looking across the...
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Wawel St, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Coffee was discovered in Ethiopia in the 9th century and cultivated by the Arabs in the 15th century. It's your historical imperitave to continue to enjoy this amazing discovery at the oldest coffee shop in Ethiopia. Ethiopians will say the only...
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This was my 2nd time in the Omo River Valley visiting the Surma, the Suri and the Nyangatom. These people are known for their amazing body decorations. They shave their heads into intricate designs, they pierce their lips and their earlobes, they...
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Lalibela, Ethiopia
Any visitor to Ethiopia, or any Ethiopian restaurant, is familiar with the ubiquitous injera. Made from the indigenous tej wheat, this crepe is the plate, fork, and bread at most Ethiopian meals. At the Lalibela Cookery School in the ancient...
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Lalibela, Ethiopia
Thankful for an experienced guide, we walked our way through the maze of tunnels and passageways that belong to Lalibela's rock-hewn churches. The amazing architecture and beauty of our surroundings made for exquisite photography opportunities. I...
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Lalibela, Ethiopia
Travel is about living with and experiencing life through the local’s eyes. A favorite moment for this was when I found myself dancing with the locals in a bar set high on a mountainside to Ethiopian music in the hills of the northern Ethiopian...
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Gondar, Ethiopia
Gondar's Royal Enclosure houses an incongruous collection of medieval castles started by Emperor Fasilades in the early 17th century. The Italians hid out here when they briefly occupied Ethiopia in the late 1930s and early '40s and damage from...
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Bahir Dar, Ethiopia
If you're in Ethiopia and markets are your thing, get yourself to Bahir Dar's with a quickness. On Saturday in particular, the place is a riot of energy and has a richness of goods on offer unlike anything else we saw in the country. After we made...
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Described by National Geographic as the 'Last Frontier', the Lower Omo Valley is one of the few remaining destinations globally, home to various tribes that to this day have preserved much of their traditional values. A visit to the region will...
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Wuse, Abuja, Nigeria
Anything and everything you could hope to buy...
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Abuja, Nigeria
Nigeria is one of the world's busiest and noisiest countries, and this doesn't stop when you come home in the evening. Sit outside for just a few minutes, and you'll soon be keeping company with several scurrying, snacking, socializing and...
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Cycling over the brand new Lekki-Ikoyi Bridge in Lagos, Nigeria is like seeing Africa with new eyes. The fresh breeze coming off the Lagoon, the resplendent view of the swaying palm trees and the pride of being a part of an African renaissance of...
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9 Maitama Sule St, South-West Ikoyi, Lagos, Nigeria
I am deeply, madly, insatiably in love with Lagos, Nigeria. A place that has been dubbed, "one of the worst cities in the world," has captured my heart in such a way that I fear I may never recover. Lagos is my secret love, because most of my...
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Kornish Al Nile, Luxor City, Luxor, Luxor Governorate, Egypt
What better way to see Egypt than a luxurious cruise on the River Nile. Cruising on the Sanctuary Sun Boat IV with Abercrombie & Kent tours means you get to experience a wide range of what the country has to offer, from the Valley of the King’s to...
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Luxor City, Luxor, Luxor Governorate, Egypt
There are so many bucket list–worthy activities to sample in Egypt: hot air ballooning over the Valley of the Kings, camel riding around the Pyramids of Giza, scuba diving in Dahab, hiking Mount Sinai in the middle of the night... choosing the...
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Aswan, Aswan Governorate, Egypt
Cruising the Nile on Abercrombie & Kent's Sun Boat IV was a luxurious and relaxing way to experience the Nile. Floating by camels grazing along the shores of the river was an unexpected site.
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Al Awameya, Gazirat Al Awameyah, Luxor, Luxor Governorate 83951, Egypt
Egypt is a country that exists in two worlds. The bustling modern city and the ancient kingdom - both are magical. When I visited, I saw both sides. In the morning, when we were on our way off the boat (our floating hotel), I heard the fisherman...
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Luxor, Luxor City, Luxor, Luxor Governorate, Egypt
Experience the Nile as the Pharaohs did, going slowly with only six cabins onboard. Aside from the beauty and tranquility of this cruiser, the pace of the itinerary allows time for you to actually absorb what you're seeing. Here, we're docked at...
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Cairo, Cairo Governorate, Egypt
Egypt was the first place I remember as a kid that taught me there were worlds unlike my own and it was always a dream to visit one day. Then in 2006 my dream came true. I booked a trip with a friend that lasted 12 days and included a cruise up...