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Malindi and Watamu Tour Day 2

Watamu is a small peaceful town on the Kenya coast 105 kilometers north of Mombasa and 15 kilometers south of Malindi town. Its main economic activities are tourism and fishing with a high population of the Bajuni people. Watamu is well known for its white sand beaches and the various protected natural reserves which are homes to unique species, both above and below the surface of the ocean....

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Malindi and Watamu Tour Day 1

Malindi town is at the mouth of the Galana river, lying on the Indian Ocean of Kenya. It is 120 kilometers northeast of Mombasa. The town is well known for its tourism and fishing activities bearing in mind the presence of the Malindi marine park managed by the KWS. It is the largest urban center in Kilifi county with one of the famous beach.

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Elephant Hill Hike

Ever gone through your memories of when you were 5 to 10 years of age? (If not, just take 3 minutes off the blog post and try figure out what you were up to back then, then come back). What did you remember? (Comment about it after the post). Those in the city during the 80s were busy watching G-Force Guardians of space and the real Alvin and the chipmunks before Theodore became adorable,...

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Rusinga and Takawiri Homa Beach Day 2

My tent mate Njuguna woke me up at 6:00 am to go catch the sunrise but being more of a sunset person I decided to snooze his wakeup call to around 6:15 am. “Wake up Yvonne, sunrise means a new chance and day to start all over again,” He said. “And sunset means time to […]

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Rusinga and Takawiri Homa Beach

Heard the slogan “sihami kilimani mums”? That is soo me. Why should I leave after finding a Rusinga island trip posted there? Why should I leave when I make sales there? Why should I leave when I have purchased good stuff from the sellers in it? Social media usage? It all depends on what you choose to do with it

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Africa’s Longest Snake

Remember when you couldn’t wait to get to form 2 or 3 to drop some of the subjects? That was Yvonne in 2010! History vs geography? I had no second thoughts when it came to this two. Geography was a NO for me. Why would I want to study rocks? Why would I want to be in “her” class? (Her classes came before the lunch break and she made sure to extend even after the second lunch bell had rung....

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Helm of the sandle

A few days ago I got an invitation to cycle with a group of 10-15 others in search of adventure. I hesitated, bearing in mind the last time I was on the 2-wheel machine I fell terribly almost breaking my leg. My body said no but my heart said yes COUNT ME IN." But wait, how many Kilometers will we cover? Is there a ‘kibandaski’ (small hotel with a kiosk structure)on our way where we can have...

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Good bye 2017, Thanks for the ride

last day of 2016 was on a fine Saturday, making 1st January a Sunday. It’s a family tradition to be home over the festive season but on this particular one, my Dad and Our firstborn Kevin were absent for reasons we all understood. This left us with mum, alphine and I. Alphine being an early bird when it comes to sleeping left for bed at around 9.00pm. Mum and her girl stayed by the fireside...

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Paint of Masai Mara

Nants ingonyama bagithi Baba [Here comes a lion, Father] Sithi uhm ingonyama [Oh yes, it's a lion] Nants ingonyama bagithi babaSithi uhhmm ingonyamaIngonyamaSiyo Nqoba [We're going to conquer] IngonyamaIngonyama nengw' enamabala [A lion and a leopard come to this open place] (Zulu words to opening verse of “circle of life,” Lion King Movie playing in my phone)

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