Castle Forest Lodge (southern Mt Kenya) – Nairobi (Karen)
DISTANCE AND TIME TAKEN.
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
“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.
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.
"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.