It was in 2008 that we took a litte trip and cycled from Cairo to Cape Town in Africa. Four months and 12,000 km later, we arrived at the southern tip of South Africa accomplishing a trip of a lifetime. But one thing was missing.

In 2008, Kenya was going through civil unrest and as we cycled through Ethiopia to the Kenya border, we heard rumours that we may not be allowed to enter the country. Once we reached the border town of Moyale, it was confirmed. We could not cycle through Kenya. So we loaded onto a bus back to Addis Ababa and flew to Tanzania.

Four Years later we have the opportunity to visit Kenya again thanks to our readers and Expedia. A couple of weeks ago, we gave you some options and asked you where we should travel next. The choices were Peru, India, Hawaii and Kenya.

Kenya Wins!

kenya wins readers choice poll

Kenya came out the winner of the poll with Hawaii a very close second. We’ll be going on safari, a proper safari. When we cycled Africa, we went on a safari in Chobe National Park in Botswana, but we never did see a Lion, a Zebra or even a giraffe. When we had the opportunity to safari in Tanzania, we climbed Mount Kilimanjaro instead. It was a moment we’ll never forget, but every once in a while we say to ourselves, “maybe we should have gone on a quick safari afterwards instead of flying to Zanzibar.”

We saw a lot fo elephants and camels throughout our trip down Africa, but we didn’t see the spectacular wildlife that people think about when visiting the continent. Now we’ll get our chance.

elephant in africa

We Saw a lot of Elephants in Africa

We’ll be leaving for Kenya some time in November and are in the planning stages for the tour right now. We’ll keep you posted on our itinerary and if you have any suggestions we’re happy to hear them.

Have you been to Kenya? Where’s your favourite place to go on safari?

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9 Comments

  1. Leigh

    It’s only a day trip but don’t miss the elephant orphanage out of Nairobi. Nairobi was nuts (UNREAL TRAFFIC!!!!) and I would prefer to be in the countryside over the city!!

  2. Laurel

    Yeah! This is going to be SO much fun! Glad that Kenya won. Can’t wait to read all about it and I’m already envisioning Dave’s amazing photos!

  3. Davina Adhiambo

    Karibuni sana (You are highly welcome to) Kenya Dave and Deb. Since a wildlife safari is your top priority, I guess your itinerary already includes the Masai Mara. You are almost 100% certain to see lions, zebras, and giraffes, plus plenty of other wild animals in the Mara. No wildebeest migration though, since you are coming in November, but you will see many of the resident gnus in Mara.

    Depending on how long you will be in Kenya, you should visit at least three other parks, and probably a private conservancy (Lewa or Ol Pejeta), to enjoy different experiences in each. I’d recommend Samburu/Shaba, Aberdares, Lake Nakuru, and Masai Mara.

    All the best and enjoy your safari.

  4. Clare

    I am happy that Kenya won and you guys have decided to travel over here. Welcome to the land of complete adventure, you will not only view the wide range of the animals, but Kenya has a lot to offer in other areas like culture, sports(hiking Mt. Kenya, Mt. Longonot, paragliding in Iten view point, ballooning in the Maasai Mara, Samburu or Amboseli, swimming), the cuisine and so much more! I advice you to start you trip visiting the great parks to maximize your wildlife viewing then visit the animal orphanage just right in the city on the last day, or preferably, after the wildlife adventure, you can visit the magnificent beaches in Mombasa for relaxation.
    All the best guys and welcome to Kenya.

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