Diani Beach

Diani Beach

Diani Beach After Nairobi, I headed to the Kenyan coast, for some much needed relaxation.  The Mombasa area is known for its great beaches, and I decided to spend my time at Diani Beach, about 30 kilometers south.  Diani Beach is known for its turquoise waters and white sands, a truly picturesque coastline. I arrived to Mombasa from Nairobi on a night bus, getting there just after sunrise.  After sharing a taxi with 2 Germans, I arrived at my hostel for the next four days, South Coast Backpackers.  South Coast…

Masai Mara Safari

Masai Mara Safari

Masai Mara While I was in Nairobi, I had the opportunity to go on a safari to the Masai Mara.  The Masai Mara is connected to the Serengeti and is the side of the park that lies within Kenya’s borders.  The animals are able to move freely throughout the two parks.  As I had such a good experience in the Serengeti, and had heard good things about the Mara, I elected to do a 3 day trip to there. It took us about 6 hours to get there from Nairobi,…

Sipi Falls and Nairobi

Sipi Falls and Nairobi

Sipi Falls While not originally in my plans, I had heard only good things about Sipi Falls, a set of 3 waterfalls located in the rural mountains of Uganda, only a few hours away from Jinja.  I decided to head there next. It turned out to be a little more complex to get there than I had originally anticipated, and I had to switch dala-dalas four times until I finally reached the town of Sipi, a population of only a few thousand.  After spending some time recently in bustling cities…