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Revered by many anthropologists as the 'cradle of humanity', Kenya is wild and a little dangerous. If you're adventurous - and sensible - it promises the globe's most magnificent wildlife parks, unsullied beaches, thriving coral reefs, memorable mountainscapes and ancient Swahili cities. The Swahili word safari (literally, journey) wouldn't mean much to most people if it wasn't for this East African adventure land. No matter how many Tarzan movies you've seen, nothing will prepare you for the annual mass migration of wildebeests in the Masai Mara.

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Photos: At the heart of kenyan beauty

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 | By mysterytravel | Photo Gallery

these are some of the photos iv taken in my line of duty which always inspires me to travel far and wide
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Kids, Kenyans, and Koreans: A Love Story

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 | By janelles | Views [16] | Comments [1] | Scholarship Entry

I went to Kenya because of love. Not my love, mind you-- someone else's. But that love was so strong and beautiful that not even the bitter person I was becoming could ignore it. I was growing cynical. I'd loved someone who didn't love me back. I'd poured ... Read more >

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I CONQURED MY FEARS

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 | By mysterytravel | Views [13] | Scholarship Entry

'The fearful girl is out of school'villager's said on my last high school day.It never augured well with me as much as it was written all over me.i frantically searched for ways to prove them wrong,i longed to go go far away. An opportunity came knocking ... Read more >

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Culture Shock

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 | By janejournies | Views [16] | Scholarship Entry

The first time I boarded a commuter train in my own country I was more than ecstatic. Even though I had seen the train zoom by our estate every morning and evening since I was three, the actual act of getting on that train and chugging along was always ... Read more >

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Half the Safari

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 | By citytravels | Views [9] | Scholarship Entry

It’s Tuesday morning. We are all assembled at the parking lot ready to leave for Naivasha where we will be spending days two and three of the Social Innovation Safari. I am in a van with a fellow Kenyan, two Ugandans and the Iraqi who has by now become ... Read more >

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Student

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 | By kafia | Views [16] | Scholarship Entry

I have never Traveled before and I think this time will be my time to see the world am expecting to get that chance

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Photos: Passport & Plate - Green bananas and beef stew

Fri, 14 Mar 2014 | By mwendengao | Photo Gallery | Scholarship Entry

Ingredients For the green bananas: 3 green bananas, 3 tablespoons of freshly chopped coriander, 1/2 clove of garlic, 1 red onion, 1 tomato. For the cabbage: 1/4 of a cabbage, 1 tablespoon of tomato paste, 1/2 a green pepper, salt and pepper to taste.... Read more >
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Photos: Passport & Plate - Swahili Pilau

Sat, 8 Mar 2014 | By tracyliving | Photo Gallery | Scholarship Entry

Ingredients: 1/4kg Beef cubes 5 Cups - Water 1 - Garlic, crushed 2 - Onions, diced 1 - Tomato, diced 4 - Potatoes, cubed 2 - Carrots, sliced 2 Cups - Rice, uncooked (I like Basmati, Jasmine, or Pishori) 3 Tbsp - Pilau Masala Spice** 4 Tbsp ... Read more >
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Mombasa World Cup

Fri, 28 Feb 2014 | By paddyboy | Views [50]

I will try to type quickly, as the computer at the hotel here in Mombasa charges by the minute.  That is one thing that has surprised me about this place, which was extremely inexpensive, is that the extras are so pricey.  A snickers bar will ... Read more >

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Staying in a Kenyan Home

Thu, 20 Feb 2014 | By connectlocally | Views [372]

As a traveller – or even worse, as a tourist – it can be very difficult to come face-to-face with the normal, day-to-day life of a place, especially if faced with barriers of language, culture and ethnicity. Having been lucky enough to spend ... Read more >

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Sweet Tea, Singing & Goat Meat: Celebrating a Maasai Wedding

Thu, 20 Feb 2014 | By connectlocally | Views [1054]

As travellers, many of us are in constant search of genuine cultural experiences. This is especially true – and especially tricky – for that particular breed of travellers who want to capture such wonderful moments using various digital ... Read more >

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Photographing Nicky the Rhinoceros

Thu, 20 Feb 2014 | By connectlocally | Views [494]

If you spend two years in close proximity to wildlife, developing strong bonds to the oddest animals - from squabbling hyena pups to wallowing warthogs - is perhaps inevitable. Despite that, nothing had prepared us for our meeting with Nicky. Nicky ... Read more >

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Photos: Passport & Plate - homemade meatballs kenyan style

Wed, 22 Jan 2014 | By sheekoh | Photo Gallery | Scholarship Entry

Ingredients 500g of minced/grounded meat 1 tablespoon of salt 5 eggs(egg white) grounded ginger 30ml water a bowl of wheat flour How to prepare this recipe 1. in a large bowl, pour in the warm water the wheat flour, grounded ginger, salt ... Read more >
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Destination Kenya

Mon, 6 Jan 2014 | By butterfly-freed | Views [163]

After months of hot, humid weather, the evening and early morning chill of Nairobi is quite a surprise. Sitting on the terrace of my friend's home in the suburb of Langata, I have had to find an extra top to keep warm. The morning sun is steadily climbing ... Read more >

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New Year's Eve in Watamu

Fri, 3 Jan 2014 | By butterfly-freed | Views [166]

New Years Eve is an all-inclusive event at the Turtle Bay Hotel and fairly fully subscribed despite the £70 adult admission price. The buffet is massive and I dread to think of the amount of work and stress that goes on behind producing such a ... Read more >

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