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What comes to your mind when Turkana is mentioned? Hunger, insecurity, underdevelopment, poor infrastructure? Home to Lake Turkana – the world’s largest permanent desert lake, and also widely regarded as …

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If only I had a way to describe Kisumu – Kenya’s third largest city, pleasant and laid back, with an indefinable air where time seems to stand still.  Conveniently tucked …

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It was 41ºC as we drove off the smooth tarmac highway and ventured off-road into the desert. Like a sea of algae, solidified lava rock covered the area known as …

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It’s a chilly Thursday morning at Wilson Airport as we board an airplane en-route to Turkana for the Tobong’u Lore festival. As we touch down in this far flung region …

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“Wow,” I exclaimed. Before me was an alien surface, the likes of which I have never come across on this planet. It was desert red with patches of yellow pools …

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It is in Kenya where the concept of safari was born with iconic parks such as the Masai Mara and Amboseli. These safari destinations have long delighted visitors from far …

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Nairobi has in a century risen from a frontier uninhabited swampland to a maddening, cosmopolitan and without doubt one of Africa’s most dynamic cities. Welcome to Nairobi, a city of …

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Strolling through the maze of narrow streets, savoring the culture and admiring the rustic storied (though crumbling) architecture, I’m reminiscing about my trip to the enchanting Zanzibar’s Stone Town back …

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This blog post is month’s late, life keeps getting in the way. I am sure you’re all familiar with the struggle where you have to take up a job to …

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Andrea Bergart and Joe Ballweg, New York City based artists, painted a dhow sailboat sail during their stay at the Cuevas Tilleard Artist’s residency in Lamu, Kenya.  Founded in the 14th century, Lamu has retained its …

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As much as we would like to not admit this fact, the city life requires high levels of balance in order for you not to drive yourself up the wall. …

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I love hiking. For me hiking is a great source of recreation. The idea of venturing long distances in the wilderness on foot for knowledge, adventure or just sheer pleasure …

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In the Igbo language, Ikemefuna means ‘may my strength not be lost.’ That was the name aptly given to my late grandfather, Raymond Okafor, a man whom I greatly admire …

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The Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) was officially opened to the public on Madaraka Day thus aptly named #MadarakaExpress. Travelers both business and leisure alike were quick to embrace the service. …

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Being on one of the greatest rivers in the world is quite a feeling, to me though. To fishermen, it’s just a normal office. One that you paddle through as …

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Nowhere in Kenya has captured the world’s imagination quite like the Masai Mara. This huge expanse of breathtaking vistas, endless plains and abundant wildlife is the ultimate African Safari cliché. …

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Situated in Nairobi’s Industrial area, sandwiched between Enterprise road and the Ngong River, Mukuru Kayaba with an estimated population of 19 to 22 thousand, is one of the largest section …

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During my time in Panamá, in order to avoid suicidándome, I occasionally had to escape the hustle and lunacy of the Capital for a quieter, browner, locale. I can admit to …

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They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but even a thousand words or the tickled image of Palawan cannot begin to explain the tremendous beauty and absolute serenity …

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Planning a trip to Cape Town soon? Here’s a list of some of the must-see attractions in and around what many South Africans, affectionately call the ‘Mother City’. No visit …

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