Kenya Travel Guide

  • After I said she is beautiful !!!
    After I said she is beautiful !!!
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  • Off The Beaten Path
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  • Out front of the Nairobi Museum
    Out front of the Nairobi Museum
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Masai Mara Game Reserve




Lake Naivasha






Lake Bogoria


Lake Nakuru National Park


Amboseli National Park




Lamu Island




Mount Kenya National Park




Aberdare National Park


Tsavo National Park West


Tsavo National Park East


Samburu Game Reserve


Nairobi National Park


Mombasa Island


























Homa Bay


Crescent Island




Wasini Island












Marsabit National Reserve







See all 640 Nairobi Tips
  • Giraffe Center

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Nairobi Things to Do

    It is a small place with several Giraffes to feed. The experience was fun, if only our toddler weren't too scared to feed them herself. But she enjoyed picking up the feed from the floor for us to feed. It was a good experience for her overall. We could linger as long as we wanted and the feed was free flow. But 1 hour is really more than enough...

  • The Sarova Stanley

    Nairobi Hotels

    Located in the center of the city, this gorgeous old hotel is pure class. The rooms are large and...

  • Fake Police

    Nairobi Tourist Traps

    Walking around central Nairobi near the Hilton hotel first some Sudanese (?) came with a bad luck story to buy for his family some rice, a view minutes later he came again and wanted to sell some hash and less than a minute later came one claiming to be police dressed with tie and suite soon joined by a second one showing a police badge (?) asking...



See all 271 Mombasa Tips
  • Visit the Shreecutchsatsangswaminarayan...

    Mombasa Things to Do

    The temple is easily found being on Haile Selassé blvd right opposite the Mombasa train station and a couple of hundred metres from the Pembe Mbili : the famous entrance to Mombasa with two pairs of crossed elephant tusks making the M. Decided on in 1957 the temple was inaugurated in 1960. The different scriptures and teachings of Swaminarayan are...

  • Serena Beach Hotel & Spa

    Mombasa Hotels

    Quite a long way out of Mombasa to the North, this is said to be one of the best hotels on the coast...

  • Tembo disco

    Mombasa Nightlife

    Updated tips: Tembo disco closed down.Tembo is probably Africa's largest open air disco. It's located in Bamburi Beach, and is a place for tourists and middle class Africans. Tembo is more expensive than other places in Bamburi. So expect to pay 3 times higher price for your beer. There is also an entrance fee. The security is supposed to be high,...


Masai Mara Game Reserve

  • Schools

    Masai Mara Game Reserve Things to Do

    Inside the Masai Mara there are a few locals schools .. These are run by Kenyans and is playing a vital role in providing education and enabling development for the tribal children. Most of these schools run on aids and grants provided by the developed world, and is vital in bringing development to this region. Our experience was fantastic, the...

  • Keekorok Lodge

    Masai Mara Game Reserve Hotels

    Great service and beautiful setting - hippos come out at night in the front of the check in main...

  • Help the local Schools

    Masai Mara Game Reserve Things to Do

    Inside the Masai Mara there are a few locals schools ..These are run by Kenyans and is playing a vital role in providing education and enabling development for the tribal children.Most of these schools run on aids and grants provided by the developed world, and is vital in bringing development to this region.Our experience was fantastic, the head...



See all 49 Malindi Tips
  • The street is my shop

    Malindi Local Customs

    Kenyans love to trade, selling everything whats possible and impossible to sell. Some of them will bring their shops right in front of your doorstep, if you give them the address. Most of them sell goods for very small commission, serving some big boss who stands in behind. They will never get rich, all they want is to feed the family and...

  • Turtle Bay Beach Resort

    Malindi Hotels

    Watamu 10 Mombasa, PO Box 457, Malindi, Kenya

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

    Hotel Class 3.5 out of 5 stars

  • Not many Kenyans knows to swimm

    Malindi Local Customs

    It was bright sunny day and pretty much hot but still, something was wrong and I couldn't get what it was. Than I realized, not many people were on the beach and almost nobody in the water. OK, the sea-water wasn't very calm but the waves were pretty low and enjoyable for swimming and diving. In such a day and under those conditions the beach...


Lake Naivasha

See all 99 Lake Naivasha Tips
  • Bicycling to Kongoni

    Lake Naivasha Things to Do

    From Fisherman´s Camp about 10 km east at the first roadfork left at the second roadfork to the right you will see a lot of wildlife like Zebras, Monkeys, Boars etc., if you continue a little past Kongoni you come to the Oloiden boat community project for reasonable boat tours on the lake.

  • Lake Naivasha Simba Lodge

    Lake Naivasha Hotels

    Moi South Lake Rd

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • Lake Naivasha tour- Pics

    Lake Naivasha Things to Do

    Here are some more pics from Lake Naivasha tour. We were staying at Elsamere Cottage, on the banks of the Lake and found a boatman to take us on an hour-ish trip across the Lakes.Wonderful setting, serene placid lake, the silence broken intermittently by the sudden shriek from the Pelicans or the sounds of the hippos snorting out water.A great...



See all 33 Watamu Tips
  • Horse riding in Watamu

    Watamu Sports & Outdoors

    The Sun Palm Hotel in Watamu is offering horse riding treks. I went for a 1-hour trek with 2 friends, and we were very happy with the horses. They were well trained and in good condition. My friends had no horse-riding experience, and they each had a person with them who was leading them as they were a bit nervous. So we were well looked after and...

  • Hemingways Resort

    Watamu Hotels

    I would like to add another hotel in Malindi. Best regards, HANS last visit on May, 2005.

  • Gedi ruins, snorkeling and ice cream.

    Watamu Things to Do

    The Gedi ruins are great, photographers to get there at about 16:00 in summer, its amazing, how things have lasted this long and the history. the guides are great and worth their tip at the end. snorkeling was great, the coral is in slowly returning to its former spectactle but a great and cheap excursion. then we found a ice cream shop near the...



See all 15 Nanyuki Tips
  • Queen and donkey

    Nanyuki Off The Beaten Path

    The small church on the banks of the Naromoru river on the Nyeri/Nanyuki highway, prides itself of having the express permission of Her Majesty to hung a replica of her Coat-of-Arms - "Hon Soit ut Mai Pense". The item was made in silk from a picture supplied by Westminister Abbey.A plaque at the bottom reads: "Her Royal Highness Princess Elizabeth...

  • Mt. Kenya Safari Club

    Nanyuki Hotels

    Nanyuki, Kenya: The Fairmont Mt Kenya Safari Club in Nanyuki has a checkered history, which its...

  • Handmade Woolly Stuff

    Nanyuki Shopping

    The Nanyuki Spinners and Weavers are a women's self-help initiative. They will give you a tour of their workshops where you can see how their products are made, starting from carding, spinning and colouring the wool to the making of carpets, wallhangings and other things. All of which you can buy of course at the end of the tour in their shop.


Lake Bogoria

See all 12 Lake Bogoria Tips
  • Lake Bogoria Hot Springs

    Lake Bogoria Things to Do

    Lake Bogoria is located about three hours north of Nakuru in Bogoria National Reserve. It is one of the three famous rift valley lakes in Kenya; the other two being Lake Baringo and Lake Nakuru. There are three gates to the reserve, turning right just before you get to the main gate will get you to the reserve via the Loboi gate.. The soda lake is...

  • Standing room only!

    Lake Bogoria Things to Do

    When you think of Lake Bogoria, you immediately think flamingoes. However, whatever you are expecting, I doubt whether you will be prepared for the carpet of pinkness that confronts you as you first catch sight of the lake. I have never seen so many animals in one place at one time, and the fact that their colour is such a stark contrast to their...

  • 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 ... we...

    Lake Bogoria Things to Do

    I think that flamingoes are at their most interesting when they're taking off, as it is them that you really get to appreciate their extraodinary design.It has to be said that if you were designing a bird to be efficient in takeoff and flight, a flamingo would not be your preferred design! However light their bone structure might be, that's still a...


Lake Nakuru National Park

  • Baboons

    Lake Nakuru National Park Things to Do

    Nakuru has a number of troops of baboons, unlike other monkeys baboons are quite comfortable on grasslands where they can roam scavenging for food. They are aggressive and will grab anything they can get their hands on so watch out.

  • Colobus Monkeys

    Lake Nakuru National Park Things to Do

    Known for there long black and white hair these monkeys are a little rarer to see than baboons as they prefer areas with some trees. They live in small family groups of up to 9 individuals. They can be spotted in the few forested areas of the park.

  • Thomsen Gazelles

    Lake Nakuru National Park Things to Do

    These small antelope are identified by there distinctive stripes on their sides. The are the most common gazelles in east Africa with huge herds on the open plains of masai mara and Serengeti. they can be spotted throughout Lake Nakura.


Amboseli National Park

  • The Maasai village.

    Amboseli National Park Things to Do

    Quite interesting until the visit was over and we had to file through the Maasai "market". As it was our first day nobody was into buying, but the way it was presented was over the top and we left with a slightly bitter taste in the mouth. It was a shame that this happened because later when we were offered the chance to visit a Samburu village...

  • Ol Tukai Lodge

    Amboseli National Park Hotels

    This is what I call a lodge! The lodge is on a wooden area - seemingly one of the few in the whole...

  • Visit a Maasai village.

    Amboseli National Park Things to Do

    This tip could also be classed in the "tourist trap" group as the Maasai are not that welcoming for tourists (probably right) and this is the only real way to get close up and see how they live. The Maasai do not welcome people taking their photograph (another van at the Sentrim was stoned by kids when they started to take pics of them selling...



See all 24 Kitale Tips
  • Traditional life style of the Pokot

    Kitale Local Customs

    Many Pokot do live still very traditional with their goats, patinated gourds of milk or booze and tamarind seeds. They use also headrests, stools, wrist-knife and fingerknife.In the compound we saw a woman with a calebas container, but we didn't really understand what she was doing or preparing. She couldn't explain us herself. JLBG's idea is that...

  • Herbs for the ceremony

    Kitale Local Customs

    The Pokot still have a lot of ceremonies. The elders of the community are making prayings and offerings. The medicine man has a significant role in maintaining the spiritual balance within the community. And feasts and dances are held to thank the deities for the generosity. We attended a ceremony, where a special kind of herbs was used together...

  • Pokot ceremony of name´s giving

    Kitale Local Customs

    In one of the huts in the compound of the Pokot people, where we were introduced, we were asked to attend a ceremony.In the hut a medicine man and some elders of the community were gathered for a name's giving ceremony. The mother with her child was also sitting in the hut, watching the ceremony and waiting for what would happen.


Lamu Island

See all 37 Lamu Island Tips
  • Coach/Mini Bus

    Lamu Island Transportation

    Update....2013.... Tahmeed now provide Bus service from Nairobi to Mombasa and possible to book Mombasa-Lamu combined. Nairobi Booking/Departure from River Road near the intersection of Accra Road...Original Post*** Dec 2011The cheapest (but not comfortable) way to get to Lamu Island is by Coach/Bus from Mombasa.From Nairobi, various companies have...

  • The Sands At Chale Island

    Lamu Island Hotels

    Diani Beach Road, P.O. Box 5546, (Formerly Chale Paradise Island), Ukunda, 80401, Kenya

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 4.5 out of 5 stars

  • Henna painting

    Lamu Island Local Customs

    You can ask some local women to make a henna painting for you, a traditional way of decorating the hands and feet, usually for a celebration like a marriage.They do it at a very low price, and the result is stunning!Watch out that they don't use hair dye though (colour is very black), because it can be very strong many people get an allergic...



See all 27 Maralal Tips
  • Visit Sherp

    Maralal Local Customs

    Please don't visit Maralal without visiting "Samburu Handicapped Education and Rehabiltation Programme".

  • Ready for the race !!!

    Maralal Sports & Outdoors

    We mounted our camels. And I felt my white camel was very willing to walk or even to run. He tried to be in front of all. So we were very ready to go, waiting for the start signal!At the beginning of the race suddenly one of the Samburu warriors, turned my camel into the other wrong direction. I didn't know why. So I was not at the head of the...

  • Maralal National Sanctuary

    Maralal General

    Maralal is surrounded by the Maralal National Sanctuary. This sanctuary in the Province Rift Valley and the Baringo district lies at a height of 1490 M and is one of Kenya's little known treasures. In the sanctuary you can see zebras, impalas, buffalos, baboons, warthogs. There are also hyenas and leopards and sometimes elephants. On our way to...


Mount Kenya National Park

  • A reddish-orange animal

    Mount Kenya National Park General

    January 1933, he is at 10,000ft on the side of Mt KINANGOP, south of Mt KENYA, looking for a bongo in the bamboo forest. It was freezing on the equator. The bamboo trunks were full of fresh clean water. As he could not hunt a bongo, he heads for Northern Guaso Nyiro River. He gets fever and dysentry and moves to MERU. He is transported to NANYUKI...

  • Freshest trout you will ever have!

    Mount Kenya National Park Restaurants

    Down a stony pass, you find what you least expected on these dry plains, a green spot by the Burguret River. The "restaurant" is cleverly built into an old fig tree. Once seated you are shaded by the tree enjoying a cool breeze and even cooler beer or wine. They keep it in crates in the icy waters of the river. Every time you order, the crate is...

  • The Lewa Wildlife Conservancy

    Mount Kenya National Park Things to Do

    In 1995 a local family turned their entire farm on the northern slopes of Mt Kenya into the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, with a mandate to protect and conserve the wildlife of Kenya. Many fences were taken down and old migration routes were re-opened to the animals. Lewa Downs, as it is called, is now an area of awesome natural beauty, with great...



See all 14 Eldoret Tips
  • Good Curry

    Eldoret Restaurants

    This is a dingy little restaurant in a not-so-nice hotel, but it has the best beef curry I've ever eaten. It also has a vegetable sauce to dip fried chicken in that we actually have craved since we've been home in the U.S. The decor is not great, but it's typically Kenyan. Beef or chicken curry!!!

  • Clubs in elodert

    Eldoret Things to Do

    the nightlife is abit different from in nairobi, the clubs in elodert are sams which is expensive but worth the money, cyclone this is more of a hip hop club playing hip hop music and some R&B, then there is smiles this is dead cheap and plays well african music and some modern music. i suggest if you can't speak swahili get someone who can before...

  • Bar Next to the Lincoln

    Eldoret Warnings and Dangers

    Not so much a danger but an avoidance tip.After lieing in bed at the lincoln weekend apon weekend listening to the loud music from the club next door we decided that it was about time to see what all the fuss is about so we ventured in. This is not advisable. 200 pairs of black eyes turned and stared as we walked in. The place is very smelly and...


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