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To Hell & Back

Actually, to Hell’s Gate.

I went there on the Sunday before Madaraka Day with a friend to camp over one night.

It was my first time camping without a large group (Scout/school group) and I was filled with anxiety. 732 more words

Camping At Hell's Gate National Park

Nguruman and Lake Naivasha

Well, it has certainly been a long while since we last spoke, and I apologize for that, but trust me, I’ve been tremendously busy! Time moves faster here than at home, while at the same time each day feels like a week’s worth of activity; my mind is boggled by how we’ve only been in Kenya for 25 days and our first session is coming to a close. 988 more words


CFSIA Day 11: Lake Naivasha

Let me tell you a little story called “Sam tried really hard but couldn’t write a post at the first field site.” Between unreliable power, the incredibly slow Internet, and the lack of time, it just didn’t work out. 776 more words


Of Bustling Streets and Avocado

By Wahito Kangere, Nakuru Fellow 2014

Nakuru is said to be the fastest growing town in Africa. I’m here on a six weeks summer fellowship and three weeks have gone by since we got here. 459 more words

Best. Photo. Bomb. Ever.

Typically, everyone imagines being on Safari in a Land Rover, Land Cruiser, or something of the sort.

Nope. These are the Safari vehicles of choice. The diesel vans are comfortable, roomy, and practical. 178 more words



In the early 1900s, Mount Longonot erupted, and ash can still be felt around Hell’s Gate. The comprehensive Olkaria Geothermal Station, the first of its kind in Africa, was established in 1981 and generates geothermal power underneath Hell’s Gate from the area’s hot springs and geysers. 492 more words


To Hell's Gate and back again

The journey to Hell was more beautiful than I imagined. After picking up bikes, we began the 2km trek to the entrance of Hell’s Gate National Park in Naivasha, Kenya. 538 more words