Kenya: The Dragon of East Africa ?

Nairobi appears on the brink of an economic miracle. While Langata reminds me of Greenwich, CT with its leafy avenues, large houses at the end of long driveways, downtown Nairobi feels like Shanghai a few years ago (including the ubiquitous Chinese construction companies). New condominiums and shopping malls sprouting up everywhere. Parts of the city(…)

Kenya: Nature surrounded

Nairobi National Park is the only national park in the world which is adjacent to a city. People looking out of their windows might (at a push!) be able to see lion, zebra and buffalo roaming the savanah. With the city expanding, the park is slowly being surrounded and the last migration corridors to the(…)

Kenya: Lazy days in Langata

A first day spent in our friend’s house amidst lush gardens in the leafy Nairobi suburb of Langata. The night was peaceful in the cool Nairobi winter, only disturbed by the cries of shapeless night creatures.     Hunting for dinner…

Kenya: Arrival in Nairobi

Our African Odyssey started at Jomo Kenyatta airport, with tents set up on the runway to replace the arrival hall which had burnt down…