Posts filed under ‘Tourism’

Mombasa Weekend

photo (10)Mombasa is everything Nairobi is not. While Nairobi can feel like Any Big City, Mombasa has a strong sense of culture and place. While Nairobi’s streets empty after dark, Mombasa’s streets are packed with people eating street food, selling clothes, and living their lives. It has bustle. (more…)


July 20, 2013 at 8:27 am 2 comments

To Hell’s Gate (and back again)

When I was taken to see Disney classic, The Lion King, at the tender age of nine by my great-grandparents, I never imagined I’d find myself, 20 years later, standing in the national park that it was set in.

While we didn’t see any lions, Hell’s Gate National Park is seriously impressive. (more…)

May 13, 2013 at 11:01 am 2 comments

Langata Giraffe Centre


This weekend we visited the Langata Giraffe Centre – and loved it.

The centre, run by the African Fund for Endangered Wildlife Kenya (AFEW), who work to conserve the endangered Rothschild giraffe. This sub-species of giraffe  was once common across East Africa, but is now extinct in Sudan with only 670 remaining in the wild across Kenya and Uganda.

One of their distinguished features is their pale legs. As a result they are sometimes called ‘white socks’, because they look like they’re wearing a bus-drivers knee high white socks. (more…)

April 28, 2013 at 1:42 pm Leave a comment

Radio Nairobi is written (and photographed) by Jesse Dean, as she spends 12 months in Nairobi



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