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392 Flips | 3 Magazines | 47 Likes | 10 Following | 27 Followers | @nyc2nairobi | I’m M. I’m a New Yorker and a User Experience Strategist and Designer. My husband and I have moved to Nairobi for his job. We plan to be in Nairobi for at least a few years.  I have a blog where I hope to record our adventures (and not too many misadventures), life as an expat in Nairobi, and maybe even some helpful tips: www.nyc2nairobi.com. 

Nairobi National Park

The park has acquired the nickname ‘Kifaru Ark’, a testament to its success as a rhinoceros (<i>kifaru</i> in Kiswahili) sanctuary. The park is home to the world's densest concentration of black rhinos (more than 50), though even the park's strong antipoaching measures couldn't prevent poachers from …

3 REASONS TO WINDSURF MAURITIUS - Windsurf Magazine

Mauritius is the ultimate windsurfing paradise. With flat turquoise lagoons, epic wave spots, warm weather, picturesque tropical scenery and the …

“Notes from a small island”*: reflections on Mauritius and Seychelles

For the past few years, I have been fortunate enough to be the World Bank’s resident economist for Mauritius and Seychelles. With this now coming to …

3 sustainable wildlife trips that go one step beyond

1. Go off-grid at the Meliá Serengeti Lodge<p>Serengeti National Park, Tanzania<p>When to go: All year round, June-Oct for migrations<p>Serengeti National …

National Parks

In Chad, the Elephants (So Many Elephants) Are Back

“If everyone’s stomachs are up to it, we can go see the elephants,” said Rian Labuschagne, his voice crackling through my aviation headset.<p>Receiving the thumbs-up from his three passengers, Mr. Labuschagne, who was then manager of Zakouma National Park in Chad, steered the fixed-wing Cessna C180 …

Top Tips for Renting and Driving a Car in South Africa

In addition to breathtaking scenery and culture-rich cities, South Africa is blessed with an excellent road network. For those seeking the freedom …

Hiking & Trekking Trips

1 Mount Kilimanjaro Climb – Lemosho Route<p><b>Overview</b><br>Experience Signature Camping on our scenic southern Lemosho Route, an 8 day climb of Mount …

Review: Sanctuary Farm

My in-laws came to visit in January. J. took them on the usual visitor’s tour of a jaunt to the Maasai Mara, the Giraffe Center, the Elephant …

Review: Kizingoni Beach Bandas

For our Christmas holiday in Lamu, we stayed at the Kizingoni Beach Bandas. It was absolutely wonderful! Tucked away on Lamu Island, far from Lamu …

Kitesurfing

Christmas in Lamu

This year, continuing our tradition of spending the holidays local, we went to Lamu. We were on Lamu Island and stayed at the Kizingoni Beach Bandas. …

25 Epic Things To Do In Namibia

One of the most underrated places on the planet is the southern African country of Namibia. If you love adventure, nature, and culture you’ve come to …

HIGH SPEED WINDSURFING IN NAMIBIA

<b>Windsurfing legend Björn Dunkerbeck went flat out on the waters of Namibia trying to break the speed world record for windsurf. How fast do you think</b> …

Top 10 Best Luxury Hotels in Mauritius

Mauritius is all about the beaches. A paradise land where sapphire-blue waters lap gently on pristine shorelines, framed by palm trees and …

Dahab | Kitesurfing Holidays and Travel Guides » Africa » Egypt

Why Visit?<p>Dahab (meaning 'Gold' in Arabic) is a small Bedouin town on the coast of the Sinai Peninsula. Only an hour away from St.Catherine and Mount …

Travel lovers, here’s why Ethiopia deserves a definite spot on your bucket list | travel

Ethiopia has always held me in thrall. It is a cradle of prehistoric humankind. It embraced Christianity long before the missionaries arrived. Its …

The best safari tours and travel guides in Kenya and Tanzania

Image Credits: Pixabay<p>In eastern Africa in particular, countries such as Kenya and Tanzania are seeing massive booms in tourism. Last year in Kenya …

5 things to expect on a Chobe River cruise safari

Days spent lounging on a deck, the sight of an elephant drinking at the shore, and fine dining with a view of the starry African sky – these are a …

National Parks

Africa Is NOT a “****hole”

Sure, many countries may have infrastructure which is not considered up to the level of modern standards — but that is part of the beauty and …

One Off Art Gallery

I discovered the One Off Art Gallery while taking obedience classes with Oreo. The gallery is on beautiful grounds with an arena where Custom Made K9 …

Mexican Restaurants Part 1: Fonda

Recently, three new Mexican restaurants popped up in Nairobi. We went from zero to three in just a few months. It’s a bit loco and J. and I, missing …

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Review: Wasp & Sprout

I found a cute place near me! I had been meaning to check it out for so long and I really wish I searched it out sooner. Wasp & Sprout is my new …

The German BakeHouse

We’ve discovered another great artisanal food shop in Nairobi! The German BakeHouse makes sourdough bread, pretzels, rolls, and more. The recipes are …

Don’t Go To These Camps/Lodges

During our trip to the Maasai Mara, we unfortunately witnessed a lot of humans behaving badly. This was during our view of the river crossing of the …

The Great Migration

Not to be confused with the people migration that happens in Nairobi every year, this is the real Great Migration. We got to experience it on our …

Wildlife

Review: Fly-SAX

We usually fly Air Kenya when we travel domestically. This time, for whatever reason, we went with another airline. We flew Fly-Sax.<p>They were …

What to Do If You Have 48 Hours in Nairobi

Save Place<p>Marula Ln, Nairobi, Kenya<p>Ocean Sole is an incredible Kenyan organisation which recycles flip-flops found on the beaches and in the …

Nairobi

The mysterious wildebeest migration

Every year, wildebeest undertake the same epic odyssey through the sprawling Serengeti. But why? Good question. We have the answer.<p>An old African …