Hell’s Gate

Not far from Lake Naivasha is another national park called Hell’s Gate, where we spent a morning hiking. It’s the site of an old volcano, so there are a lot of volcanic rocks and formations, and there are also natural hot springs that run through it underground. We met up with another guide, Benjamin, at…

Kenya: What Not to Do

I’ve posted a lot about what we’ve done, and the thing we enjoyed and would recommend to others; however, it hasn’t all been completely smooth sailing. Despite really enjoying our time in Kenya, it also seemed to be the place where a lot of things went wrong or weren’t as expected, so I thought I’d…

Rich’s Beers of the World: Kenya

Beer: Tusker Lager Brewed by: Kenya Breweries, East African Breweries Brewed in: Nairobi, Kenya Type: Pale Lager Thoughts: Beer is cheap in Kenya and we drank a lot, but there was quite a limited selection, which centred almost entirely around Tusker… Tusker is to Kenya what Guinness to Ireland. Hence we were forced to drink…

Safari: Lake Nakuru and Lake Naivasha

Lake Nakuru After spending a few days in Samburu, we got up early and made our way to Lake Nakuru. Again, given that Samburu is so far north and the roads are terrible, it was another day in the car with a very bumpy drive. We made it to Lake Nakuru Lodge just after 1:30,…

Safari: Samburu

Given that we’d spent almost 10 days in Tanzania, when we were planning our trip we thought we’d then head to Kenya and go on Safari from Nairobi. As we figured it would be a long time, if ever, until we visited Kenya again, we decided to make the most of it and booked an…

Some Thoughts From Richard

“How are you feeling?” / “Are you excited?” Over the past few months I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve been asked those questions. I’ve been asked them by everyone including close family, to caring friends and curious coworkers, and every time I have struggled to answer. Not because the answer is a special…

The Plan So Far: Africa 

We’ve had a lot of people asking us what our plans are for the year that we’re away, so I figured I would do a general outline. I say general outline because at the moment we don’t have a plan for most of it, but we’ll definitely keep you updated as we go! Rich and…