There’s nowhere like Zanzibar

It was late when we touched down on Tanzania's island of Zanzibar on a short Precision Air flight from Nairobi.  A quick movement through the airport saw us soon in a taxi to Warere Town House, a restored townhouse in Zanzibar's capital of Stonetown, decorated in traditional Zanzibari style, with wood carvings, mosaic tiles, tapestries … Continue reading There’s nowhere like Zanzibar

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Talking about FGM in Kenya

While visiting Kenya, I took a 3 day safari in the Masai Mara, Kenya's largest open game reserve.  The safari was an amazing experience, and seeing four of the Big Five in the wild was incredible.  We experienced dazzling sunrises over rolling plains worthy of a Disney film, and saw hippos bathing and lions eating. … Continue reading Talking about FGM in Kenya

Cycling through Kenya’s Hell’s Gate National Park

Picture this: You're standing in the baking midday sun on a narrow, sandy road, at the entrance to Kenya's Hell's Gate National Park, so called partly after its deep gorge, but also partly because of the extreme temperatures and geothermal activity inside it.  Your rented bicycle is upside down on the ground beside you, while … Continue reading Cycling through Kenya’s Hell’s Gate National Park