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Climbing Mt. Longonot

Mt. Longonot (2776M) is an dormant volcano that blew its top off, some million of years ago (scientists) and lies inside the Rift Valley. The Mountain has become a favourite hiking hobby for enthusiast and begginers, and lies inside Longonot National Park.

From the gate to the apex is 8KM long and a very hard steep climb that totally takes your breath out. It took me 1hr 15 min to climb, if you are healthy enough you can do it in 45 min. The pics were from my 2MP phone and are not that high res.


Climbing Mt. Longonot

Looking at the crater size from the summit, beautiful and damn huge. The circumference of the crater is 16KM! People actually walk around it, I opted out, was too tired. You can see how steep it is.


Climbing Mt. Longonot

Look at this great aerial photo by tambako.


Climbing Mt. Longonot

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Animal Orphanage

It houses all sorts of animals that were injured or orphaned in the parks, and would not have a survival chance.


Nairobi Animal Orphanage


Nairobi Animal Orphanage

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Whistling Thorns

About an hour’s drive from Nairobi this country side cottage has been converted to a restaurant by the owners and is a nice retreat. The food is good though expensive!

There are also bungalows for spending the night over, or you can camp on the premises. Sleep on the hammock for a lazy afternoon, or go horse riding. This was my second visit will pass by again.


Whistling Thorns


Whistling Thorns


Whistling Thorns


Whistling Thorns


Whistling Thorns

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Deep sea snorkeling

Once you reach the spot, you snorkel on the surface looking below at the coral and so many fish. Some of them swim close to your face, and when you try to catch them they swim away. The world below is so beautiful. You can dive-in (underwater) but it’s pretty deep.

Had the most amazing time of my life in this out-of-this world experience. The package is about an hour. Have to go back.

Snorkeling

Zebra fish and living coral. It’s not shallow as it seems, the glass magnifies.

Snorkeling

Swimming in the ocean is not the same as in the pool!

Snorkeling

Snorkeling

Swimming without looking like an alien. Clear waters.

Snorkeling

There is rainbow at the end of the ocean (and Davy Jones treasure).

Snorkeling

Shayan the sharky. ūüėČ

Snorkeling

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Fort Jesus

Do read the history and the rich heritage of Fort Jesus built in 1593. Look at the size of the anchor, how many men must have been required to pull it up using metal chains on the deck of a galleon or a frigate! I was 7 or 8 years old when my grandfather brought me here for the first time.

In 1498 explorer Vasco De Gama was on of the first Portugese to arrive in Mombasa after rounding the Cape of Good Hope looking for a travel route to India.

Fort Jesus

Fort Jesus

Fort Jesus

Fort Jesus

Fort Jesus

Fort Jesus

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Human origins

At Nairobi National Museum. The room with the skulls was inaccessible for security purposes.¬†You can only view it from the large windowpane. The skulls date back¬†5 million years dicovered by the Leakeys’ in the 1950s at Olduvai Gorge! Or your ancestor according to the Darwin.

Human origins

Human origins

Human origins

Human origins

Human origins