GEEKS: Kenya, Nairobi, Jungle Junction (again). Monday 5 and Tuesday 6 October. Week 23, days 169 and 170.


Castle Forest Lodge (southern Mt Kenya) – Nairobi (Karen)


160km, 4hr (I have adjusted for the snafu into town).

Detailed route. (As guided by T4A).

Castle Forest Lodge – villages of Kimunye, Gatugura, Kabare and Kerugoya (on tar) – T junction (after 20km and 30min) – turn right to Kutus

– at Kutus (after a further 2km) turn right onto C73 – through village of Kagio

Kenya, Aberdare National Park, Reedbuck Public Campsite. Thursday 1 and Friday 2 October. Week 22, days 165 and 166.



"Keep on going and the chances are you will stumble on something, perhaps when you are least expecting it. I have never heard of anyone stumbling on something sitting down". Charles F Kettering. 


Kenya, Nairobi, Jungle Junction. Thursday 24 September. Week 21, day 158.



“Chaos is found in greatest abundance wherever order is being sought. It always defeats order, because it is better organized.” - Terry Pratchett.


Yes we are still in Nairobi at Jungle Junction, not because of any fatal attraction for Nairobi, although she has been good to us, but because as others had warned, the visa and exit formalities are extremely slow, tedious and central Nairobi is chaotic.

GEEKS: Kenya, Mt Elgon Lodge, Endebess (near Mt Elgon NP). Saturday 5 September 2015. Week 19, day 146.


Jinja – Iganga – Malaba Border Post (Uganda/Kenya) – Webuye – Saboti village – Mt Elgon Lodge.

Distance and time taken.

275km, 7hr 30min.

Route detail and breakdown.

Jinja – Malaba Border Post. 155km, 3hr15min. Good tar road, some, but not too many trucks perhaps because Saturday.

Border – Webuye. 57km, 1hr 10min. Bumpy detour for 11km, the road east from the Kenyan border is being totally revamped. Tar to Webuye excellent.

Kenya, Mt Elgon Lodge, Endebess (near Mt Elgon NP). Saturday 5 September 2015. Week 19, day 146.


"Adventure travel existed before I started, I just didn't know it".


Uhuru, we’re footloose and fancy free in Kenya at last. Kenya has always epitomized all that I imagine an African country to be, warts and all. One reads a lot about it and the life the settlers used to have, famous hunting stories and battles to conserve the wildlife and forests. Robert Ruark, Rooseveldt, Hemingway, Karen Blixen, the Sheldricks and Leakeys and books by Peter Mathiesen have been the closest I have ever got to Kenya, and now we are here at last.

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