As many travelers may be aware, most countries in east Africa are not composed of a homogeneous group of citizens, but are made up of tribes that have existed for hundreds of years or more. One of the most prevalent and well known of these tribes are the Maasai people of Tanzania and southern Kenya. In this post we will take a look at the background and culture of the Maasai people, along with some of the emerging trends that will shape how the Maasai adapt and grow in the 21st century. The Maasai People of Tanzania: Their Origins and […]
Many travelers want to do more than just enjoy a fun vacation – they want to also give back to the places they visit. Volunteer tourism, or voluntourism as it’s sometimes called, is a global movement. Volunteer tourism in Kenya is especially popular these days due to the immense need, and the relative ease of getting to Kenya from most parts of the world. In this post we’ll discuss volunteer tourism in Kenya in general, and a specific opportunity of which you can take advantage.
Many times when travelers think of a wildlife safari in Africa they imagine rugged, remote destinations like Tarangire National Park in Tanzania or Maasai Mara National Park in Kenya. However, other wildlife parks are closer to major cities and can offer just as outstanding an experience without the long hours of additional travel. Nairobi National Park in Kenya is a prime example of a pristine wildlife park surrounded by urban architecture and sprawl. Getting There On the one hand, visiting Nairobi National Park isn’t exactly a quick trip – from my home of Chicago, it’s still two flights of about […]