• Hiking,  Kenya

    Rurimeria Hill Hike (Aberdares)

    Lost Ring and Lessons learnt So I went back to Rurimeria hill, which is about two and a half hours from Nairobi with a good car. We were a group of 12, the smallest I’ve hiked with so far. We left Nairobi at 5 am which was pretty warm. Upon reaching Ndunyu Njeru at around 7:30 am, the temperature was around 10 C and I couldn’t help but reminisce on how hot the weather was in the city just the day before. Rurimeria hill is 3,860m asl with an altitude of 12,670ft. It’s the third highest Hill of the Aberdares. After picking our guide, we proceeded to the starting point, a…

  • Culture,  Kenya,  Nairobi

    How to safely take a Matatu (Public transport) in Kenya

    Public Transport in Kenya plays a huge part in the day to day life of many Kenyans. Though not always convenient on some occasions, it’s cheaper. If you’re looking for a thrill and a real Kenyan experience, a matatu ride is your best bet. These are some tips to keep in mind especially if it’s your first time to make your experience much easier. 1. Money (Have a bit of loose money) This one comes from experience, especially when using the “posh” matatus. The ones where no tickets are issued after payment of your bus fare. It’s a hustle to get loose change most of the time, so you might have…