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Places I have been to – Nairobi National Park

Nairobi National Park is my home park (get it like home pub) I’ve visited this park more times than I can remember mostly because of the big cats. It all started because of a bet….. I had a bet with one of my friends who insisted that there were indeed lions at NNP I on the other hand thought the lions were only at the animals orphanage that was way back in 2010-11.

Fast forward 2015 I have had the pleasure of coming to know some of the Lions by their nicknames on sight and seen the number of lions in the park grow to an estimated figure of above 50. My quest has won over a couple of skeptics who like me at the beginning did not believe there are Lions at NNP. Strange fact less than 5% of Nairobians have been to the National Park.

I am doing my small part hoping that more and more people will begin to appreciate NNP and visit more often.

So during my visits I’ve learnt a few things that will make your game drive enjoyable and get maximum out of it

  1. Drive slowly
  2. Best times for game drives early morning 6-11am or late afternoon 3-7pm
  3. Ask the rangers at the gate or the ones on patrol if there has been any sighting.
  4. Be friendly to other park goers and tour van drivers they can direct you to where animals have been sighted.
  5. Stay in your car safety first. Remember this are wild animals.
  6. Just drive it could be your lucky day

So here is a collection of Big Cats I have gotten over a period of time

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Places I have been To (Random Collection)

Its been a while since I last did an update (Pressure now that mob guys have checked out the link shared on FB) I have a myriad of excuses sio Bundles, sio Zuku, si rain, sio sun, sio the roundabouts and the drums you know…!!!! Maisha Ngumu

Since the last update I have been up and about Nairobi National Park has featured prominently, Kapiti Ranch in Machakos, Lake Ol Bolosat and Lake Nakuru images below have been taken in the three locations.

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While I would want to travel more and widely I still haven’t found an organs buyer to fund my habit so shorter day trips are what i am left to cope with.

My wish list still includes going around all the parks within Kenya and a couple more in East Africa So heres to Making that Happen..

Places I have been to – Kakamega Forest

I took my family on a road trip last December after an overnight stay in Nakuru we set off on to the Nakuru – Eldoret highway without a destination in mind upon reaching the turn off to Nandi we decided to go to Kapsabet just coz we could I guess.

The road was also being worked on so patches of it were bad and others good that’s makes for a fun road trip eh? Made it to Kakamega for lunch and decided to proceed to Kisumu as we drove down Riat Hills the car started making funny noises from the back wheel made a stop in Kondele at had the bearing fixed. At around 5pm decided to go back to Kakamega and find a place to stay overnight after several calls from my Kakamega residents Rondo Retreat was praised enough to raise my curiosity.

The drive from the main road to the retreat is about 10-13kms on a dirt road my only fear was the rain it was already getting dark and we did not know how far the place would be.

We made it at around 7pm the Retreat doesn’t take people after 6pm but since we had called in advance they were kind enough to let us in.

We were assigned a cottage called Isukha which is a cozy family room with nice furniture and fittings. I don’t usually write about food but the food at Rondo deservers a special mention Dinner time the soup and bread (Oh the bread). That bread was finger licking good I have never had bread this soft and sweet I nearly forgot about the main course… (Visit Rondo and have that bread then let me know what you think about it).

Since we reached at night I did not get a chance to see the grounds until the following morning this is one place I wouldnt mind waking up every morning. Birds singing, Fresh Air, breath taking view, the trees ohh the trees, the gardens, the tea growing outside the gates and the BREAD…. I am on again about the Bread….

Unfortunately I did not get enough time to visit the Kakamega Forest but for sure I will be back for a proper visit…

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Enjoy your week and have some bread……

Places I have been to – Amboseli OneTouch Edition

Disclaimer : I don’t like writing.. I am learning to write… hopefully I will enjoy writing as much as I enjoy taking photos.

I love travel and discovering new frontiers being part of a group of photographers read OneTouch I have had the pleasure of traveling to different parts of Kenya with the intention of showcasing the beauty that is Kenya

On this particular trip our destination was the Amboseli National park one of the parks in my wishlist with 15 persons, two vans and an open road its was the beginning of an amazing/breath taking/awesome/did I say amazing yeah you get the point

I have to visit Amboseli again and again I have a soft spot for Elephants what magnificent creatures they are….. a pity we are letting poachers threaten our National Heritage

Enjoy the images!!

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Swabra watching the sunrise in Amboseli

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First Ellie we saw at Amboseli

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Present and Future generations

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Bulls

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Meet Tim one of the last remaining Ellies with massive tusks in Amboseli