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    Hello

    We are back from an amazing trip to Kenya.

    For many years Kenya was not in my focus because seeing pics of this mass of cars in the Mara. After two times Tanzania and one times Uganda my interest for Kenya started with the nice report from Stan (Slow Donkey).
    In the whole we had 32 nights in Kenya from 01/09/2016 - 02/10/2016.

    Unfortunately my English is to bad to write a whole trip report in English. It'll be in German on our homepage.
    In the next weeks I'll give here a short note with a few pics after a new part is oneline.

    A short description to our mostly basic camping trip. Zarek Cockar from Africa&You Kenya was our private Guide - excellent and highly recommended.

    • Meru National Park
    • Buffalo Springs National Reserve
    • Mt. Marsabit National Park
    • Chalbi Desert
    • Sibiloi National Park
    • Loyiangalani and Mt. Kulal
    • Malasso-Eco Project am Losiolo Escarpment bei Maralal
    • Lake Baringo
    • Kitale with Saiwa Swamps National Park and Cherangani Hills
    • Mt. Elgon National Park
    • Kakamega Forest
    • Mara Naboisho Conservancy
    • Mara Triangle.


    Welcome to Meru National Park

    You are very welcome to follow us to Meru. A few pics untouched should give you a first idea. More pics and the report on our homepage click here. Please use the translator on the right site for google English.

    Have fun.
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    Thank you, Christa. You really did go off-the-beaten-track! Can't wait to read the rest of your trip report. Congratulations on a well-planned and beautifully executed safari.

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    Hi Christa, interesting to follow your trip. Google translates your website just fine. Let us know when you post the various episodes please.
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    “Great journeys are memorable not so much for what you saw, but for where you camped”.

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    Many thanks to Wazungu Wawili and Stan for the kind words and your interest.
    I was a long time silent but I was very busy with the next part. Now it is online.

    Welcome to Buffalo Springs National Reserve

    We also visit Shaba and Samburu as well as full day game drives.
    A few pics attached should wake up your interest. Please feel free and follow us in the beautiful National Reserves near Archers Post in Samburu and Isiolo County.

    Much more pictures and the whole report you find on our homepage.
    Click here.

    Nice Weekend
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    Thanks, Christa, for wetting my appetite. We'll be following some of your footsteps at the end of the year. I can hardly wait!
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    Fantasantic - looking forward to the updates. I used to spend quite a bit of time in northern Kenya when I was an overland driver and always went exploring on my weeks off, so it will be very interesting to see what has changed - if anything (last time the things I noticed were mobile phones and plastic bags as rubbish

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    Many thanks for your interest to all following us in the North of Kenya.

    @ortelius
    nice to hear that you'll follow as a bit in reality. What's your plan?

    @Itchy Feet
    I would say north of Marsabit and North of Maralal there isn't any change over the last years except the Turkana Wind Power Project and this good build direct road for the big trucks. We only used a few kilometers this road.

    Part 3 is online. Click here for more pics and the funny to read google English report.


    Welcome to Marsabit National Park

    It is a very seldom visit KWS managed park. It's a green oase in the desert absolutely worth for us to visit.
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    Chalbi Desert

    It's in the same part 3. Scroll a bit down please.
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    Quote Originally Posted by botswanadreams View Post
    @ortelius
    nice to hear that you'll follow as a bit in reality. What's your plan?
    Christa, our planned itinerary is described here: http://www.4x4community.co.za/forum/...stions-welcome
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    Thank you, botswanadreams. Is there any reason that you didn't camp at Kalacha when going over the Chalbi? Too many herdsmen? I presume that Kalacha Camp is no longer functioning. I would be interested to know as I would love to revisit the Chalbi Desert and the route from Marsabit - we last did it in 1986 with three Land Rovers, but we were coming from Lake Turkana en route to Marsabit.

    Great pictures of Marsabit and Lake Paradise. We never got to Lake Paradise in 1986 as we baulked near Marsabit Lodge when the vehicles were sliding down the muddy hills sideways. An extraordinary lush mountain in the middle of the hostile desert.

    Looking forward to the rest of your trip report.

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    Is there any reason that you didn't camp at Kalacha when going over the Chalbi? Too many herdsmen? I presume that Kalacha Camp is no longer functioning. I would be interested to know as I would love to revisit the Chalbi Desert and the route from Marsabit
    @Wazungu Wawili
    I don't know. Zarek was avoiding going through the tiny villages. Wild Camping isn't any problem in the middle of nowhere. So we never asked. Last year he spend 6 days in the Chalbi with this crazy young Englishmen as backup car only wild camping at the end of the day. Maybe you saw the link on my homepage about their aid expedition.

    You should go to Lake Paradise too but with dry wetter.

    Thanks for your kind words.

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    I missed it, sorry. Too busy with my pics and the report.
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    Part 4 is oneline.

    Whether you like only take a look to the pics or struggle with the report in google English, it's yours. Here is the link to part 4.

    Sibiloi National Park


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    Loiyangalani with South Island and Mt. Kulal

    Please scroll a bit down in part 4.

    As long as you want to know what do you see on the attached pics please visit our homepage.

    Have fun with us on Lake Turkana
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    Asante sana, botswanadreams. Lake Turkana is a truly astonishing part of the world. I look forward to reading about your onward adventures.

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    Part 5 is online


    Malasso-Eco Project am Losiolo Escarpment bei Maralal

    With a few pics I would like to invite you to follow us Southward from Lake Turkana back to civilisation.
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    Lake Baringo


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    But you missed one of the nicest lodges/camps in Kenya - Island Camp, Baringo. Not vehicle accessible, of course, but it does have secure parking on the mainland.

    Looking forward to reading about your onward travels. Keep up the good work!

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    Lets go ahead with our journey. Today we are going to the West part of Kenya.

    Part 6 is online.

    Maybe you like this crazy google English or you only like to get an idea with more pics what Kenya has to offer it's your choice.

    Cherangani Hills

    It is the last b
    astion for Bearded Vulture/ Lammergeier and one of the most dramatic landscape in Kenya.

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