Hi! I'm getting very excited about my upcoming study abroad in kenya and I can't stop surfing the net for info even though I don't really have any specific thing I want to know. So, if you have any tips, places to go, advice, or anything kenya related, let me know! I'd like to travel as cheaply as possible too. It'll be my first trip to Africa, and I can't wait!
Herer is an excellent source for information on Kenya! :p
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Where are you studying in Kenya? i would try to go to some of the northern remote areas like Turkana land while you are there. Also, I am completely partial to Uganda but if you can make a trip there, even for a week or so definitely do! It's an amazing and beautiful country. Oh also - climb Mt. Kenya! My Kenya highlight. Lower than Kili but actually a tougher climb. It's really amazing.
One thing you must do is going to the Elephant Orphanage just outside of Nairobi. I spent about 2 hours here taking more than 120 photos of the baby elephants and rhinos... such a special experience with so many committed people working there.
a definite must!
Things to do in Kenya:
1) 2 nights at Masai Mara
2) Climb Mt. Kenya
3) Visit Baringo
4) Spend a night at the "Ark" - near Aberdare
5) Spend some time in Mombasa - don't miss a ride on the glass-bottom boats.
Hope this helps.
Lake Naivasha, stay at the camp ground its great, sunrise is awesome and so are all the Hippo's
Lake Naivasha is cool - I stayed at that campsite, NEVER in my life had so many mosquito bites, enough to make you sick. If you're going to stay there I would spend the day in Hell's Gate (not too far away). You can rent a bike and ride through the park, it's nearly deserted but there are giraffes and zebras everywhere.