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Kenyan Fact | Lake Victoria and the forgotten tiff called Migingo

by Mugalavai Ngosiane on September 13, 2013

lake victoria

In terms of water bodies, Lake Victoria is way up there with the best seeing as it’s the second largest fresh water lake in the world (and as the name suggests,Lake Superior in North America is the top dog) and was named after Queen Victoria by John Hanning Speke, one of the many explorers searching for the source of the River Nile. [Continue Reading…]

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9 Places to navigate through in Nakuru

by Mugalavai Ngosiane on May 10, 2013

nakuruAs far as towns go in Kenya, Nakuru once listed as Africa’s fastest growing town in a UN study in 2011 has yet to come up with its own unique identity. At the moment, Mombasa is known for its sandy beaches and sunny weather, Kisumu as the fish & lake city with Nairobi branding itself as the City in the Sun. Nakuru is currently gunning for ‘Nax Vegas’, a play of words combining Nakuru and Las Vegas as the booming middle class in Kenya is increasingly driving down to the town to take a break from the hustle & bustle of Nairobi.

Follow my thoughts below on some of the treasures that Nax Vegas has to offer. [Continue Reading…]

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10 ways to immerse yourself in mystic Mombasa

by Mugalavai Ngosiane on January 20, 2012

elephant tusksMombasa Island, the true gateway to East Africa is connected by bridges and ferries to the mainland and its wide harbour is used by commercial shipping lines to serve the East African region. The laid-back nature of the town and its inhabitants has served it well tourism-wise as both local and international visitors throng the island during the holidays.

But before we embark on this journey, don some shorts, a T-shirt and open shoes to counter the humid heat that will seep through the screen. [Continue Reading…]

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9 Ways to Experience Kinetic Kisumu

by Mugalavai Ngosiane on May 1, 2011

kisumu skylineKisumu is a port town with fine colonial architecture which derives most of its beauty from Lake Victoria. From the shore, one can see the fishermen in their canoes pull in their nets as they slowly head for home while the fish eagles call out to each other. Below are 9 ways in which you can experience the city by the lake.

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10 ways to enjoy your stay in Nairobi

by Mugalavai Ngosiane on January 26, 2011

nairobi homestay skylineFrom a basic camp and supply depot called “Mile 327”, to a rustic village, and then a shanty town which by 1907 was the capital of all British East Africa; modern Nairobi has definitely come a long way. This Green City in the Sun is one of Africa’s largest cities with boundless energy which infuses all travellers who pass through it. Here are 10 ways you can immerse yourself in the delights of Nairobi.

 

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