96 – Bits of travel wisdom

2nd Mar, Milimani backpackers & Safari lodge, Nairobi, KenyaEarly morning i was up having breakfast.. I stayed in the whole of today. After three trips in Nairobi, i had no desire to walk around the city again. There were of course other activities, like a jaunt to the upmarket neighbourhood…

95 – Backpacker’s lodge

1st Mar, Milimani backpackers & Safari lodge, Nairobi, KenyaIn the morning, i decided i would stay somewhere else besides the New Kenya Lodge, where i had been staying the last 3 times i was in Nairobi. Milimani backpackers was located just outside of town (300 KSH  by cab from the…

94 – From Lamu to Nairobi

28th Feb, On  a bus, KenyaWoke up in the morning, bade farewell to the lodge staff, and made my way to the jetty. As usual, the boat was packed to the rafters before setting off. The TSS bus on the mainland, despite being the more cramped 5 seats in a…

93 – Sheila Beach

Sat 27th Feb, Lamu Castle Lodge, Lamu, KenyaToday was spent on the Sheila beach, a 3.5km walk along the sea from Lamu past Sheila town. Sheila is a small town on Lamu island, with grander more expensive places to stay and some nicely designed and maintained homes with a local…

92 – Maulidi (or Maulid Nabi Festival)

Fri 26th Feb, Lamu Castle Lodge, Lamu, KenyaNow i have intentionally timed my Lamu visit to coincide with this festival, which celebrates the birth of the Prophet and is celebrated in a big way here in Lamu. Unfortunately, there was going to be only a small celebration today. The festival…

89 – Destination Mombasa

Tues 23rd Feb, Tana Guest House, Mombasa, KenyaToday was another full day of travel, with me blitzing through the towns. From Zanzibar to Dar Es Salaam, by boat, we arrived at 6am. The nice Zanzibari guy from the boat helped me flag a city bus bound for Ubungo bus station.…
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