10 fun activities you didn’t know happen in Kenya

Paragliding in Kenya

When Kenya is sold to the outside world, it comes out as an excellent safari destination. A land of the Maasai people (that’s minus the 42 other tribes); a land of cattle and sheep and goats and men syphoning animal blood with straws, direct into their throats.

A land of great woodlands, sieged with wild animals. A land where you wouldn’t walk for 5 minutes and not meet dik diks, hyenas, antelopes and the Tanzanian cheetah – all walking together in harmony, except when the meat eaters are hungry.

To that showcase of greatness, I salute magical Kenya. However, Kenya has a sacred list of other magical activities you should check out… Continue reading “10 fun activities you didn’t know happen in Kenya”

Best cars to buy for KES 500,000 and lower: in Kenya

Used cars in Kenya
Toyota cars

There are lots of cheaper car options available in Kenya, in the price range of 200 and 500 thousand Kenyan Shillings. This is a sure thing. But the most common question is, what do I need to look for in determining if a second hand purchase is worth my while?

I say consider fuel consumption and the maintenance cost. But, really, are these two factors enough to decide if to make such impactful purchases… No? Yes? Continue reading “Best cars to buy for KES 500,000 and lower: in Kenya”

The Best Law firms in Kenya

Law court

Once, twice or sometimes for a lifetime (God forbid) you will find yourself in shit that needs the intervention of a lawyer for bailouts. It happens. When that time comes, use this list to get the best lawyer in town. You can also recommend the it to your friends.

And note that all the names and contacts are public information of some of the most sought advocates in Kenya. All ranking 5 star in their websites. Here we go…

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10 World-class Hotels in the Lakeside City of Kisumu, Kenya

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The great advantage of a hotel is that it is a refuge from home life.

A great quote there by George Bernard Shaw. But, while you may be convinced that taking a trip will guarantee some calm from home noises – the meow of cats, the barking of dogs and the squeaking of your 2 year old daughter’s broken bicycle wheels; if you don’t plan well for accommodation, your trip may turn out to be more a flaming hell than home was. Worse, if you make blind bookings only to walk into a hot hotel room without air-conditioning, with old ragged nets, musty beddings, blocked toilets, smelling of cold and mist and draining/peeling wall paints.

Is that what you’d like to escape home to? No? That’s what I thought. Continue reading “10 World-class Hotels in the Lakeside City of Kisumu, Kenya”

The ultimate guide to buying the best Cookers/Ovens in Kenya

The best cookers in Kenya

Do you want to upgrade your kitchen? Have you made the necessary adjustments to accommodate a big stylish cooker but still don’t know the features to look for, in the endless list of confusing online option? Well, don’t worry, in this guide we have researched and put together some of the best options available in the market. Begining with the things we highly recommend that you consider before making a purchase. Continue reading “The ultimate guide to buying the best Cookers/Ovens in Kenya”

Genuine Laptops under KES 30,000 in Kenya

Best laptops under 30,000/= in Kenya

These are personal experiences.

In my lifetime, I have only bought two laptops and a desktop. All through store walk-ins, queries and direct purchase. My first laptop was a brand new Lenovo IdeaPad 305-15 – with the following specs – 15.6 inch wide screen, Intel core i5-5200U processor, storage – 1000 GB, 4 GB RAM, silvery outer cover, AMD Radeon graphics amongst other incredible features for a first laptop. In this purchase, I knew I got it right. And I walked out of Bright Technologies, Kimathi Street Nairobi feeling proud of my choice, not to mention how affordable the damn thing was. KES 50,000 ONLY. Plus 1 year warranty. Continue reading “Genuine Laptops under KES 30,000 in Kenya”

The Daughter of my Father

African woman

I believe in God, the Father almighty, Creator of heaven and earth… He will come again to judge the living and the dead…

Frank peered through the crevices on the cracked walls, of the dusty neglected room where the middle aged woman declaimed the apostle’s creed in pious devotion. She was on her knees. Palms open as if asking for divinity or maybe, for a considerable amount of the Holy Spirit to help vent her hunger on a demon she disdained. Continue reading “The Daughter of my Father”

Shedding The Tear of Loss

Gothic grave

We are in a funeral… I see someone I know. She is a friend of Mama’s. She is Rosaline. A devotee of the Holy Ghost faith. She is busy, busy washing utensils. I walk past her and smile. She smiles back…

I’m in a “matatu” ‘’a public service vehicle.’’ I’m dressed in a custom-made company shirt. It is white with blue cuffs protruding longer than my blue slim fit blazer’s.

I alight at bus station. To darkness. Blur and nothingness.

I’m back at the funeral. I don’t see my blazer anymore, but I can feel flip-flops under my feet.

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6 Must Visit Tourist Attraction Sites in Kenya

This article first appeared on Ouya Ojeje

Kenya has uncountable tourist attraction destinations. Some conveniently located within cities, other remote but accessible. It is those remote places that I love and get my nirvana from. In this article we list some of the Most Popular tourist attraction in Kenya.

  1. Visit Hell’s gate National Park

At Hell’s gate National park, there are lots of activities to participate in and enjoy (Alone or with the entire family). To begin with, you can join other visitors on Nature trail walks, and explore Zebras, Giraffes and Elands on foot. Or hike, bike or laze under the blue Naivasha sky, on the park’s grassland.

Hells Gate National Park - Naivasha, Kenya
Hell’s Gate
  1. Lake Naivasha: Boat Riding And Other Fun Activities

Stand at the shores of Lake Naivasha and find relaxation focusing on its unending insignificant ripples. Later you can get on board, in a boat and take a peaceful ride admiring the spectacular ecosystem – of the huge water body hugged at shore by wild grass and a colony of cacti trees. In the evening, take shots of the African Sun fading into oblivion – leaving behind a faded orange opulence. If you are looking for the best place to stay over your visit, Burch’ Resort is the most convenient place. It boarders the lake and has some beautifully independent cottages worth paying every dime for.

Boat ride in Lake Naivasha
Lake Naivasha
  1. Take the Party to The Top of Mount Longonot

Imagine that it is the year 1860 – A Maasai herdsman walks in the fields of Olongonot – grazing and whistling. A few hour ago he siphoned a horny bull’s blood and drunk for lunch. It is evening. His herd begin to act weird. They moo ans stamp their feet on the ground. They begin to run helter-skelter. Did I already mention that he herdsman’s name is Ero? He thinks that it is a Lion and he swears to kill it if any of the cattle gets lost. Don’t doubt  his intentions for a second. He is a Maasai warrior. He will kill it! But don’t be fooled. This is no ordinary Lion. He comes with the earth quake and rains of fire.The plain fields elevate to form a huge mountain spewing lava. Ero runs never to be seen again… Hehe…

Rift Valley Mount Longonot
Mount Longonot

On a serious note, Mount Longonot is believed to have erupted last in 1860 in a land that was anciently Maasai’s. There is no sign that it can erupt again over the Century. Should you visit Naivasha, hike to its peak without any fear. Take your party to its mouth. Btw, Olongonot means mountain of many spurs in Maasai.

  1. Drive to The rift Valley View Point In Iten

If you thought you had seen the best of The Great Rift valley by flocking along Mai Mahiu – Nakuru Highway haven’t seen anything yet. To solve that riddle, drive through the snaky roads of Kalenjin to the the Great Rift Valley View Point in Iten and look down to marvel at that uncategorized wonder. See the Great Rift beauty from an elevated point.

Rift Valley View Point Iten
Rift Valley View Point in Iten
  1. Be Part Of the Spectacular Wildebeest Migration in Masai Mara

It is June again, good things are happening. In Europe, Summer begins and in Kenya, Africa; this is the month of courting, mating and birthing for the wild animals. They come in millions from Serengeti, Tanzania; fleeing from hunger, the scorch of the sun and hunt by the Tanzanian Cheetah – but fall prey right into the jaws of the Mara Crocodiles. It is an amazing action but, the ecosystem is not complete without tourists. To be part of Mara Madness make your booking through Uberma Safaris and be flown in from Nairobi, like a King, into the best of the Mara Hotels. The Sarova Tent Camp Mara.

The Great Wildebeest Migration – Lotus Blanc Photography
The Great Wildebeest Migration – Lotus Blanc Photography
  1. Explore Amboseli National Park

At Amboseli National park you will walk the same path as Elephants or even go close to them. The main spectacle is however, seeing the dried bed of Lake Amboseli; being part of the woodlands and the Savannah and the entire ecosystem; listening keenly to the sounds of birds in the fields and feeling at home with the dik diks and the other animals in the wild. From Amboseli you can also see Africa’s tallest peak – Mount Kilimanjaro or touch the sulfur spring wetlands of the wild.

Amboseli National Park Kenya,Awesome Nature
Amboseli National Park Kenya,Awesome Nature
This article first appeared on this website – Ouya Ojeje 
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