Category Archives: Kenya

Tsavo East National Park


I slowly opened my eyes and looked up through thick fly wire netting sown into a heavy green canvas window, momentarily confused about where I was.  A wide toothy grin on the face of a young man greeted me with another “Jambo” whilst pouring tea into a white cup and saucer on a small table outside.  “Jambo” I replied sleepily, “Mzuri”. Continue reading


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Nairobi National Park

IMG_0198What is so amazing about Nairobi National Park is how close it is to the city!  It is quite surreal taking photographs of giraffes and rhinos in the wild with city buildings in the background.  What foresight it was to have set aside this precious land for the wildlife. Continue reading

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Kuwinda Slum: Nairobi

IMG_1074Today I was invited to tea in the Kuwinda Slum, quite near to Brookhouse school where I am currently visiting. Faith, the librarian and teacher in charge of social services in the high school, took me to show me the container the students had purchased to be made into a children’s library for the community. The decision to purchase a container rather than construct a building is due to the real possibility that the community could one day be evicted. A library in a container is portable, should the need arise. Continue reading


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Savage Wilderness Camp: Sagana, Kenya

The idyllic Savage Wilderness Campsite

I was very lucky to enjoy an exciting three days of outdoor adventure activities together with 60 year 10 students from Brookhouse International school, where I have been staying as a guest.  We set out on Friday morning and after driving along very bumpy, pothole ridden roads, we arrived at the Savage Wilderness Camp in time for lunch.  What a beautiful surprise it was!  Right from the moment I arrived and saw the lush green idyllic grounds along the banks of the fast moving Tana River, to the moment I left, completely exhausted, I was super impressed. Continue reading

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