• A photo of Dragon Teeth Aberdares
    Aberdares,  Hiking,  Kenya

    Dragon Teeth Hike and The Twin Rocks, Aberdares

    I heard of dragon teeth about a month before and I was curious to see what it was all about. It’s one of the routes with the least foot traffic in the Aberdare ranges. At least for now. We left Nairobi around 5 am and the journey up to the gate took 5 hours with 2 stopovers. I’d advise leaving earlier than 5 am for better time management. There are two access gates, Shamata and Rhino gates. Rhino gate is on Muiga side accessed via Nyeri. We got to the KWS gates around 11 am. It took a while to pay the park fee on Shamata gate. There’s another drive…

  • Photo of table mountain pic
    Hiking,  Kenya

    Table Mountain Hike (Aberdares)

    In the northwest of the Aberdare ranges, lies Table Mountain. It stands at an elevation of 3,817 metres. It’s a bit smaller than Rurimeria Hill but equally as challenging. We left the pickup location at International house around 5 am. The weather was warm when we got to the KWS Ndunyu Njeru Station to pick up our guide. It took a bit of time as there were two more tour companies headed for the same hike. The hike started a bit late around 10 am. After some funny exercise,we took the asphalt road that led us down a very steep dusty descend that ended at the river where we proceeded to…

  • Hiking,  Kenya

    Rurimeria Hill Hike (Aberdares)

    Lost Ring and Lessons learned 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 place…

  • 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…