Staying in a treehouse

We decided that a fun accompaniment to our trip to Masai Mara would be a trip to one of Kenya’s beaches.  To get there from Nairobi we took an overnight bus to Mombasa, then a matatu (minivan going along a set route) to a free ferry, then another matatu, then another matatu.  It sounds a…

On safari in Masai Mara – part two

On our second day we did a whole day game drive, leaving in the morning, driving across the plains towards the river, picnicing under a tree (where I asked obsessively about snakes) and arriving back at our camp in the late afternoon. One of the highlights was midmorning when we stopped away from all the…

On Safari in Masai Mara – part one

Reuben and I decided that being so close to Kenya, it was a great opportunity to go on safari. I had been once before but was very keen to go again. We flew from Addis Ababa to Nairobi – en route we learned that on Ethiopian Airlines you must have the credit card that you…