Posts Tagged ‘Kenya’

Crossing the Mara River

We were so lucky to capture this………….  


Massai Mara!!!

Nothing beats the Mara, one of our best parks so far!!!  


Lake Nakuru

Rise and Shine

Lake Nakuru…..amazing….flooded but excellent bird life!!!


Serengetti NP

Serengetti Overlanders are the bottom feeders of this high-rolling establishment! But we still got our fair share. On arriving at the gate at 05:45 on both mornings as we camped outside the park, we had to wake the staff up so we could finally pay and enter the park to start our exciting morning game […]


Serengeti & the migration!!!!!

Rise and Shine

Wow, after missioning for Kenya into Tanzania just to see the migration we were sploit!!!! At Serenera camp we saw 5 leopards, a cheetah with 4 cubs and lions mating all in one morning drive. It was insane….felt more like a zoo!!!! Well maybe with all the other tourists there but you can see why […]


Carnage on the Grumeti!!!!!

WOW!!!!! Off to the Western Corridor to catch the migration and we were created by a number of Wildebeest that couldn’t make it across and drowned as the days went on the feast got more and more revolting!!!! The dead bodies were held in place by the bridge…..not sure why none of them found it […]


Lake Navaisha

Awesome…..in the summer season. We loved it here but it is wet and I recon this place would be the most epic chill out spot in the summer time!!!  


The Kenyan coastline – Magic!!!

After arriving back on the main land from Lamu, we headed down the Coast in the direction of Mombasa. I had been to Kilifi before and really wanted to take Mike there and show him how beautiful it is. This stretch of the coastline is really amazing and the great weather added a cherry to […]


Amboseli NP

Amboseli has the most spectacular back drop……Mt Kilimanjaro!!! The park is spectacular and has a ridiculous number of Elephants so you will definitely have them within a few metres of the car:)


Lamu – Let’s hope it remains

Lamu Well well well, Lamu is the most interesting little island I have seen and I hope it gets to stay the way it is for a long time to come. We stayed in Shela on Lamu island and had a great little place to relax. We stayed for two nights as it is quite […]


Hemingways with The Sparkeys

Hemingways Besides the great location and being with The Sparkies, we had a some nasty weather, but nothing that could keep us far from the bar and of course the rugby. We practically had the entire resort to ourselves due to low season accompanied by the travel ban the U.S. had put out the week […]


Kilifi & the Kenyan coast

White sand & palm trees

The Kenyan coast……..what a magnificent stretch of coastline!!! The sadest part is that there were no campsites so there are limited places to stay. But we ventured down most roads to the coast and were blown away. If we had to pick one place then it would be Kilifi as the most scenic and the […]


Tackling Monster Crab

And GO!!!!

 


Lamu

Spices

Lamu…….after much thought we headed North. Most of the people in the area say it has been safe for ages and the only risk is bandits along the way. So after getting 2 guards in the car we were off……however we didn’t need these on the way back so I recon we were scammed!!!!! Anyway, […]


Tsavo East NP

AFRICA

Inorder to get to Malindi and avoid Mombasa we elected for the shorter more scenic route through Tsavo…….longer, and few animals but we still loved the journey and would do it again.


Nairobi – Jungle Junxion

Nairobi With two broken shackles (Lake Turkana and Aberdare) we had to get Thumper some attention, and the best place to do this in Nairobi is Jungle Junction. Chris runs the operation here and has many overlanders, back-packers, and people from all over the world who have come to travel around Africa for a year […]


Meru and Aberdare NP

Sunrise

Meru NP Our camping spot here was awesome, Meru is certainly jacked up for campers and to top it off it had a swimming pool, which certainly did wash all our cares away as the midday heat settled in. We saw a Genet on our first night of camping and because we arrived back at […]


Meru & Aberdare NP

Our campsite - Meru

Before Nairobi we tucked into Meru and Aberdare NP. Awesome, we were the only people in the campsites and never saw any vehicle in the parks. Meru is spectacular and really feels like you have the park to yourself and it really gives you the Africa feel. Aberdare is completely different, thick jungle with clearings […]


Equator

Equator

Finally we cross into the Southern Hemisphere!!!!


Lake Turkana

Bush Camping

What an amazing place and adventure. Would I do it again, YES, would I do it again by ourselves again, YES!!! If it rained this area would be a nightmare but luckily it didn’t. One note if you were to do it, don’t go via North Horr but rather along the lake between Loiyangalani and […]


A journey to the Jade Sea – Lake Turkana

A journey to the Jade Sea is not to be taken lightly. You need around a 1000 km’s of diesel, enough water for the two of us for 5 days and a vehicle that won’t fall apart over the never ending boulders, 20+ river crossings (luckily all dry otherwise we would still be there digging) […]