Travel Blogs from Kitale, Kenya

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Endebess boda-bodas, Endebess, Kenya travel blog

Endebess boda-bodas

A travel blog entry by izzie

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... took a series of 'hops', first on a matutu, then a share-taxi and then boda-bodas [bicycle taxis]. The matutu was to Kitale. Matutus don't have a particularly good safety record - the best you can do is check the vehicle before you get in it to see ...

Ebola caves!, Mt Elgon, Kenya travel blog

Ebola caves!

A travel blog entry by izzie

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... of entrance with a student card. However, the guy was telling us that there was a new rule instituted by the KWS [Kenya Wildlife Service] making it $15 unless you have a letter from the KWS. This is ridiculous, since why would presenting yourself at ...

Lake Bogoria, Kitale, Kenya travel blog

Lake Bogoria

A travel blog entry by jori

Hey, it's me again- still in Africa. I don't remember where I left you off but I can start this email in Lake Bogoria. This was our luxurious break from deadly heat and plastic toilets. We were staying at the Lake Bogoria Hotel!! Well, not really ...

A tin can, a kamikazee pilot and a boro-boro ..., Kitale, Kenya travel blog

A tin can, a kamikazee pilot and a boro-boro ...

A travel blog entry by corrilesa

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... Kitale!! Ok, it's 6.30am, I am suffering from major jetlag and I'm in the back of a taxi to get my domestic flight to Kitale. I was actually feeling ok about this, Nairobi airport was really quite civilised when I'd arrived and I so I was not at all ...

Token Museum Trip, Kitale, Kenya travel blog

Token Museum Trip

A travel blog entry by frankandamanda

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Horror - the Mazunga eats hot pepper sauce!!, Kitale, Kenya travel blog

Horror - the Mazunga eats hot pepper sauce!!

A travel blog entry by corrilesa

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... : 1. Do put hot pepper sauce on everything. 2. Do not try and stay clean (especially if surrounded by children), accept the fact that Kenya is dusty and dirty. 3. Do not (unless you want to be mobbed) wear clothing with pictures or prints on it - I made ...

Bonfires, Smores &

Bonfires, Smores & "Would You Rather"

A travel blog entry by corrilesa

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... Bella (my partner in crime) and I decided that a party was in order at the Cooksey's.  We’d heard on the Kitale grapevine, from people, who know people, who know people that there was shop in town that was selling Mazunga food, namely, fizzy ...

Onwards to Kitale for a rest, Kitale, Kenya travel blog

Onwards to Kitale for a rest

A travel blog entry by texasnomads

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... wonders of Maasai Mara National Park, Lyndi and I hopped on a matatu from Nakuru to Eldoret.  Being a short stopover between Kitale and our safari, Nakuru consisted of an overnight stay, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, rum and cokes and "The Big ...

Aslan, Gandolf and the Missing Tail Feathers, Kitale, Kenya travel blog

Aslan, Gandolf and the Missing Tail Feathers

A travel blog entry by corrilesa

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So Monday morning started like any other here in Kitale, sunny, warm and tranquil.  I was sitting having a nice cup of chai, contemplating my choice of eggs or fruit for breakfast when my thoughts were rudely interrupted by what can only be described ...

Kenya!, Kitale, Kenya travel blog

Kenya!

A travel blog entry by mirco.k

... in Suam. After crossing the border to Kenya, I got on a matatu (that's how the minibuses in Kenya are called) which took me to Kitale. Kitale is a small and friendly market town that is depending on agriculture. Everywhere you see tractors, fertilizer ...

Week 1 - Sister Freda's, Kitale, Kenya travel blog

Week 1 - Sister Freda's

A travel blog entry by eddim

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... the trip. On Thursday of this week I participated in a free clinic in Kipsango, which is a slum area just on the edge of Kitale.  We were doing it with a group of missionaries that were also in town to do some work with Sister Freda.  To ...

Week 2 - Sister Freda's, Kitale, Kenya travel blog

Week 2 - Sister Freda's

A travel blog entry by eddim

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... Wednesday of this week, thanks to Celyne (another volunteer at Sister Freda’s) I was able to go to the district hospital in Kitale and spend the morning at the Volunteer Testing Clinic.  This is where people can go to get tested for HIV or ...

1 day - 7 buses, Kitale, Kenya travel blog

1 day - 7 buses

A travel blog entry by kkandsteve

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... we changed our Ugandan shillings into Kenyan ones.  After an argument about the exchange rate we got a good deal and marched off into Kenya.  We tried to stop at the police booth only to be waved on by the guard, it wasn't until we tried to buy ...

Departure, Kitale, Kenya travel blog

Departure

A travel blog entry by robertandtanja

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... some coke and relaxed". Kakamega Forest (23,000 hectares) is the last remnant of the equatorial Guinea-Congolian rain forest in Kenya. We are in the Forest Reserve, managed by the Forestry Department and that's why we can take Shaggy anywhere in the ...

shots in paradise, Kitale, Kenya travel blog

shots in paradise

A travel blog entry by shoeinmissin

As soon as we arrived to Kitale - the same routine. Jump out of matatu, say "hapana, asanti" - (thanks, no!) to anything around: whether the carrier, another matatu or pair of sunglasses is offered. Escaping from the rain, Peter, pastor and beekeeper, ...

Kitale, Kitale, Kenya travel blog

Kitale

A travel blog entry by thebjwilliams

Spent the night, had cold chicken ...

Day #6, Kitale, Kenya travel blog

Day #6

A travel blog entry by breezey.jenn

... swimming while we sat and talked to Jimmy. He’s such a sweetie, and was telling us about different ministries he is running around Kitale and his plans to move to Canada next year. We took turns playing with Caleb. Then I tried tanning for a bit but ...

Day # 7, Kitale, Kenya travel blog

Day # 7

A travel blog entry by breezey.jenn

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Today can only be described as epic. We called a taxi to take us in to town, where we had an amazingly delicious omelette at coffee shop while we waited for Tina and Caleb. When they showed up, we called a few piki pikis (motorcycle taxi) to take us to ...

Chimpanzees, Kibala, Uganda travel blog

Chimpanzees

A travel blog entry by erikontravel

In Kibala is de grootste 'attractie' de chimpansee. De reisleider en ook in de brochure werd melding gemaakt van het feit dat deze apen veel herrie maken maar niet altijd zichtbaar zijn. Binnen 5 minuten na de start van de chimp-track werd de eerste ...

How many Tide to go sticks does it take..., Umbrella Falls, Kenya travel blog

How many Tide to go sticks does it take...

A travel blog entry by kthughes33

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...to tackle the mud on my pants. Umbrella Falls was the first day trip for the pharmacy gals.  Still a little jet-lagged, we made the hike down to the waterfall and then underneath it.  Pretty awesome.  Extremely muddy.  Pictures ...

Day #3, Kitale, Kenya travel blog

Day #3

A travel blog entry by breezey.jenn

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5:32 PM Africa Adventure day #3 began with a quick trip into town to the cybercafe to send out some quick emails to let people know we're alive, and at 1 shilling (approximately 1.5 cents Canadian) a minute, we can sure get used to these prices! Then ...

Nairobi im Schock, Nairobi-Lake Naivasha-Hell's Gate-Kakamega-Isecheno-Kitale, Kenya travel blog

Nairobi im Schock

A travel blog entry by juttachris

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Day #8, Kitale, Kenya travel blog

Day #8

A travel blog entry by breezey.jenn

7:56 PM So today we were taking the kids to this park thing that seemed really awesome at first. But more on that later. We agreed to bring lunch for everyone so our morning was spent running around town trying to find stuff for meat and cheese ...

Everything You Wanna know about Kitale :), Kitale, Kenya travel blog

Everything You Wanna know about Kitale :)

A travel blog entry by breezey.jenn

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Flight to Kitale We took fly540 from Nairobi to Kitale, it costs about $100USD for the flight, one way. It takes 1 hour. Your other option is a matatu (bus) that takes about 8 hours. And I wouldn't advise it due to the state of Kenyan roads. Where to ...

Arrival and such fun, Kitale, Kenya travel blog

Arrival and such fun

A travel blog entry by breezey.jenn

... to pay for our extra baggage while I got things squared away at the check in counter. They asked why we were going to Kitale,and I explained about the children's home. Suddenly they were hollering at the lady Jenn was dealing with 'No charge! No charge!' ...

Quick Update, Kitale, Kenya travel blog

Quick Update

A travel blog entry by breezey.jenn

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We will update soon! just know we are safe and sound.. and getting used to the rain, customs, and a bit of swahili!! ...

Day # 26, Kitale, Kenya travel blog

Day # 26

A travel blog entry by breezey.jenn

Jenn and I have been together a lot the last month, and now we are feeling more comfortable striking out on our own. So this morning, I took a piki out to the home  around 9:30, while Jenn went into town to meet Dalton. After greeting the kids, ...

Rural Kenya, Kitale, Kenya travel blog

Rural Kenya

A travel blog entry by erincastillo

... Boys,” and we watched it during our time in Kitale.  Apparently street children inhaling glue is a global phenomenon. Overall, Kitale was amazing.  I tend to enjoy rural areas more than urban areas.  It was beautiful and many of the ...

Day #25, Kitale, Kenya travel blog

Day #25

A travel blog entry by breezey.jenn

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This morning, when we finally got ourselves out of bed, and made ourselves look presentable-ish, being that we had no clean laundry and had to improvise in a big way, I dropped Jenn off at Jimmy's (Mama Tina was staying there) and then continued on to ...

Day #5, Kitale, Kenya travel blog

Day #5

A travel blog entry by breezey.jenn

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... started. 'Mine is too small!' 'His is bigger than mine!' Ugh! Frustration! Especially since when you buy things here in Kenya it's not like back home. The peanut butter is oil on the top, rock at the bottom, and disgusting all the way through. Jam ...

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