Africa · Kenya · Travel · Uganda

How (Not) to Cross the Border Overland from Kenya to Uganda

When we hopped off the bus in Malaba, the bustling, ramshackle border town between Kenya and Uganda, we were immediately bombarded by motorcycle taxis trying to ferry us across the border. “No, we’ll walk,” we said, finding it ridiculous to pay someone to drive us a distance we could cover in less than ten minutes.…… Continue reading How (Not) to Cross the Border Overland from Kenya to Uganda

Kenya · Travel

Apparently, Hell Has Zebras: A Visit to Hell’s Gate National Park

“Welcome to hell!” a Kenyan man standing by a row of rental bikes shouted, obviously amused at his joke. “Would you like to buy a map?” Liz and I had just turned off the main road from our camp ground by Lake Naivasha, headed to the Elsa entrance of Hell’s Gate National Park on rickety…… Continue reading Apparently, Hell Has Zebras: A Visit to Hell’s Gate National Park

Africa · Kenya · The Nomadic Life · Travel

Landing Without A Plan in Kenya

Stepping off the airplane into Nairobi’s international airport felt surreal. Normally, I think of airports as these familiar, unchanging structures — which is ironic since they are buildings built for the purpose of transience and travel — that I can confidently navigate worldwide, no matter if I’ve never been there before or I have been…… Continue reading Landing Without A Plan in Kenya