• Africa Preview: Samburu Region We will be spending a little less than two months in the countries of Kenya and Ethiopia, beginning in October. During our time in Africa we will be taking part in a variety of cultural and natural activities. We plan to spend several days in the Samburu region of Kenya.
  • Africa Preview: Maasai Mara Walking Safari While in Kenya, we will visit the Maasai Mara National Reserve in the southern portion of the country. This is one of Kenya’s most famous protected areas.
  • Africa Preview: Kenya and Ethiopia National Parks In addition to our walking safari, we will be visiting several other national parks in both Kenya and Ethiopia. Read the story to learn more about each park.
  • Uncut – Africa Overview [Video] Catch up with the Trekking the Planet team as they review their time in Europe and also discuss their upcoming trip to Kenya and Ethiopia in Africa. In all, they will be spending six weeks between the two countries, while trekking, on safari and visiting historical sites.
  • A Walk on the Wild Side in the Maasai Mara To begin our time in Africa we took a multiple-day walking safari. Our hope was to experience some of the wild side of Africa, in terms of both bush terrain and animal encounters. We also had the opportunity to learn more about the Maasai people in the process.
  • The Road to Maasai Mara [Video] Catch up with the Trekking the Planet team has they cover their time in the Maasai Mara in Kenya.
  • In Search of the Big Five in Kenya We spent five days on safari in Kenya, visiting a variety of areas, ranging from small sanctuaries to large national parks. We had previously been on safari and had seen four of the five animals, the leopard being the exception. So we were hopeful of seeing one during our visit to Kenya.
  • A Samburu Sojourn We spent a week in the Samburu region of Kenya, learning more about non-profit work being done to provide clean water to communities in the area. In the process, we gained a greater appreciation for the people in this area.
  • In Search of Water in Samburu, Kenya [Video] Catch up with the Trekking the Planet team as they interview leaders in the Samburu community about the difference clean water can make in this very dry part of the world.
  • Uncut: Interview with Min. of Education of Kenya, Hon. Mutula Kilonzo [Video] Catch up with the Trekking the Planet team as they are granted an interview with the Minister of Education of Kenya, Hon. Mutula Kilonzo, MP.
  • A Day in Pictures – Samburu: Wamba, Kenya We spent the better part of a week in the town of Wamba as we explored the communities in the area. This provided us with the opportunity to observe everyday life in this remote part of Kenya.
  • Ibexes, Wolves and Baboons (Oh My!) – Trekking in Ethiopia’s Simien Mountains During our three weeks in Ethiopia we visited archeological and historic sites. We also came to this country to trek in a remote place. We set off for our trek in the Simien Mountains to view the incredible vistas and see three unique animals.
  • Trekking in the Simien Mountains, Ethiopia [Video] Catch up with the Trekking the Planet team as they cover their time in Ethiopia.
  • Seeking History and Religion in Northern Ethiopia Before and after our trek we journeyed through the northern portion of Ethiopia. Our travels took us along the Historical Circuit, as we sought Ethiopia’s unique history and the role of religion in its culture.