Great Kenya Travel Blog Round - Up
It is a sad fact there's little that hasn't already been said when it comes to travel. There are thousands of independent bloggers writing fascinating, unique and authoritative content. To coincide with the launch of our new collection of treks, safaris and holidays in Kenya, we have pulled together an overview of some of the best writing on Kenya, all from independent travel bloggers. So sit back, pour yourself a cup of tea and enjoy...
Richard Trillo (writing on the Rough Guide to Kenya Blogspot)
Richard is without doubt an authority on travel in Kenya having authored the Rough Guide to Kenya. If you are planning a trip to Kenya then this is a must read blog, with loads of tips on events and insightful analysis of topical tourist issues such as the reported crash in Masai Mara wildlife numbers
Lara Dunston (writing on Granturismo) on Down at Diani Beach
The Kenyan Coast can be a bit of a mixed bag. Whilst there are some stunning sensitively designed beach lodges around Lamu, the area around Mombasa and Diani Beach is notorious for over development and hassle from beach boys. Lara writes here with brutal honesty on her experience at Diani Beach.
Mark Wiens writing on Nomadic Matt on How to Safari in East Africa
Planning a safari for the first time can be a daunting task and the first time you see the prices can be a bit of an eye opener. Mark provides some great tips on doing it independently.
Keith Jenkins writing on Velvet Escape on The splendor of Lake Nakuru
Lake Nakuru is one of my favourite parks in Kenya, easy to get to and easily digested. it has a wealth of wildlife in a stunning setting. Keith captures the splendor of the park with some great images.
Mark Wiener writing for Migrationology on 101 things to do in Nairobi
Chances are you are going to be spending a day or two in Nairobi if you are coming to Kenya. If so then you would be hard pressed to beat this exhaustive collection of things to do in Nairobi. Mark's site, Migrationology is a wealth of information on Kenya, if you enjoy this also try his excellent piece on Kenyan food
Sherry writing for Ottsworld on Safari in Samburu
Proving that good writing doesn't age this post from 1996 about an encounter with an angry elephant in Samburu is still fresh today. Samburu and nearby Meru parks are about as close to Lion King country as you are going to get.
Meggan writing for the World Effect on Moving through Masai Mara
The Masai Mara is undoubtedly the highlight of any trip to Kenya, especially if you are lucky enough to get there during the migration. Meggan and Beau recorded their travels on the World Effect and a combination of stunning photography and fresh writing make this one of our favourite travel blogs. This is a fantastic series of pictures.