Africa Preview: Samburu RegionWe 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.
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 MaraTo 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.
In Search of the Big Five in KenyaWe 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 SojournWe 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.
A Day in Pictures – Samburu: Wamba, KenyaWe 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.
Seeking History and Religion in Northern EthiopiaBefore 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.