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  1. Lake Natron: The famed waterhole that turns animals into stone

    At a distance, we could also see a huge number of flamingoes which we later came to find out are known as the “Lesser Flamingoes”

  2. John Fox: A fantasy drive to the Blue Post Hotel

    I was prompted to take a drive to the Blue Post myself – and my fantasy was I had the ghost of Elspeth Huxley for company.

  3. My first Fine Dining Experience at Serena Hotel

    This is where I was to have my very first fine dining experience in one of their three restaurants known as the Madhari Fine Dining Restaurant.

  4. At last, here’s a resort that is built out of nature

    Olepangi Farm is Timau’s little secret

  5. You can take a dip at the hot water spring at Lake Bogoria, but not swim

    It’s a picturesque drive setting off from Nairobi at the crack of dawn to reach the flamingo-filled Bogoria by mid-morning.

  6. Jan Fox: A lovely afternoon at the Brown’s Farm

    When I visited the farm last Saturday with friends, the tour was at capacity with groups of tourists and young families.

    Gouda cave
  7. Raw deal at Artcaffe’ Coffee and Bakery

    The service was slow, and the fruit salad was a rip-off

  8. A luxury lakeside weekend

    For too long, Lake Elmenteita had simply been a scenic section of our journeys to Nakuru and beyond.

    Lake Elmenteita Serena Camp
  9. My visit to Goma after the Volcano

    I wanted to visit the town for years to hike up Mt Nyiragongo and check out the crater lake at the top

  10. A tour of the place where life originally started

    It is here in Turkana that human-kind first emerged with the fossil of the Turkana Boy’s skeleton who lived 1.5 million years ago

  11. Huge, tasty portions at an amazing low price

    For a total of just Sh910, we ate two full meals, drunk two very large cups of tea masala and had takeaways

  12. John Fox: Celebrating three Ukambani heroes

    The Kioko sculptures are superbly set in a very refreshing Wote recreational park, with its tree-lined pathways.

    Syokimau sculpture
  13. Searching for the real queens of Shaba

    We hear of leopard sightings and at dawn we’re watching the ethereal sunrise in the vast drylands of Samburu

  14. The adventure is worth it, but the food not so much

    The quad bike rides and archery were a delight, the food was too pricey

  15. Travel: A working retreat at Reata

    Guests have access to a range of amenities including two good quality restaurants, a swimming pool and a gym.

    Reata Apartment Hotel
  16. What's new at this freshly opened Galitos?

    I wondered what's different from the rest of its stores littered in almost every part of the city

  17. A visit to an all-female camp at the Serengeti

    Christened ‘Ladies Camp’, Dunia Camp is the only entirely female run safari camp in East Africa, due to cultural reasons

  18. Inside the Kesho Kutwa art exhibition

    The art history story is written up on a wall

    painting
  19. A veggie burger so good even meat lovers would enjoy

    Coming out of a 21-day fast where I only ate fruits and vegetables, I had been worried about finding wellness menus

  20. Hiking in Samburu Ndoto Mountains

    Exploring mountains in Kenya’s arid north

  21. Kenya is home to world’s best hotel

    Mahali Mzuri is a 12-tent luxury safari camp located in the private Olare Motorogi Conservancy.

    Mahali Mzuri
  22. A journey through Tsavo East

    Tsavo’s rust-red earth and gnarly vegetation is unmistakable.

    Tsavo East National Park
  23. A beautiful bowl of Japanese ramen to warm you up

    If you’re looking for something to warm you up in these cold Nairobi winter days, you won’t’ go wrong with Chekafe Ramen bowls

  24. Have you been to Lamu? Here is your chance for some fun

    With introduction of direct flights, you should not miss the opportunity to experience a relaxed and less crowded Kenya beach experience

  25. PRIME Baraza, what is your problem with the Nissan?

    You seem to have a deep-rooted and peculiar disdain for anything Nissan.

    Nissan Patrol
  26. Jan Fox: Dining in a rotating ‘rooftop’

    If I was a traveller and new to Nairobi, The View would be an ideal spot to learn the lie of the land.

    The View Restaurant
  27. Jan Fox: Our staycation at The Social House

    Lavington has transformed over the past few decades, and The Social House is one of the few welcome additions to its landscape.

    Social House
  28. PRIME The man who cycled from Morocco to South Africa

    Othmane Zaloti left home with Sh8,000; to survive in the course of his journey he did menial jobs.

    Othmane Zolati
  29. Revisiting the Kentmere Club

    The Kentmere is no longer the exclusive club it must have been in the 1920s when it first opened.

    Kentmere Club
  30. Travel: A restaurant, art gallery and catering school

    Born on a farm in Australia, the CEO is good at practical work and business.

    Wama Restaurant
  31. Jan Fox: Farm-to-table dining experience

    At the heart of the property is the Greenhouse Restaurant, where I had a coffee with Cultiva’s Ecuadorian founder.

    Greenhouse Restaurant
  32. Travel: Swahili style and sea turtles

    Tiny, frantically flapping green turtles made a mad dash for the water, stumbling awkwardly on clumps of seaweed and ridges in the sand

    Sokoni Plaza
  33. Up in the trees in Samburuland

    Tucked into a grove of newtonia and diospyros trees, Sarara Camp is raised on tall platforms at the canopy level.

    Sarara Treehouses
  34. What more to see at the Safari Rally weekend in Naivasha

    Spectator stages are set up at Loldia, Kasarani, Kedong (Chui Lodge), Soysambu, Sleeping Warrior Hills and Hell’s Gate near the iconic Fischer’s Tower

    WRC Safari Rally fans
  35. Perfect place to shed weight as you enjoy nature

    We got there early in the morning to the heavenly sounds of chirping birds, howling monkeys and buzzing insects.

    Matembezi trail
  36. A walk in the Arboretum

    There were small devotional meetings, a group enjoying team-building exercises, and another having a barbecue.

    Nairobi Arboretum
  37. Travel: A post-lockdown safari to Lewa

    On one of our days there, we had a bush breakfast on a high point. For the full 360 degrees the scenery was vast and so magnificent.

    Elewana Lewa Safari Camp
  38. Travel: A memorable meal at Matteo’s

    Our pizzas eventually arrived, and I couldn’t wait to tuck in. I was hooked from the first slice. It was truly delicious.

    Matteo’s.
  39. PRIME Bogani House, the home once occupied by Karen Blixen

    A look at the life and times of celebrated Belgian author who made Kenya her home.

    Karen Blixen Museum
  40. Travel: Lunch at the Ballpoint Social Club

    Ballpoint is a really fun, creatively-designed space with a bar and all manner of pub and arcade games.

    Ballpoint Social Club
  41. Travel: A return to the Fisherman’s Camp

    There was a lively buzz about the place, and we sat around our campfire late into the night.

    Fisherman’s Camp
  42. Want a quick getaway from Nairobi? Try Waterfalls Inn

    The picnic site is set on a hill overlooking the Nairobi skyline and the Highlands of Limuru.

     Waterfalls Inn
  43. Getaways in the locked down zone

    I was pleasantly surprised by the size of Kajiado County, stretching southeast past Amboseli to edge of Tsavo West.

    Kimana House
  44. Reflections of an outsider in Venezuela

    ‘Reality is a strange thing. It shoots you back to a time when dreams must meet reality and for the first time in 20 years, I feel like an outsider’

    Caracas
  45. In the land of dragons

    The range is full of extraordinary volcanic rock structures, created around six million years ago.

    Northern Moorlands
  46. PRIME We sold everything to travel the world with our children

    For two years husband and wife Dale and Damiana Trimble have visited 20 countries with their three young children.

  47. Travel: A walk in the city

    My wife, always encouraging me to get more exercise, persuaded me to go to Jaffrey Sports Club last Sunday.

    Jaffrey Sports Club
  48. Travel: Perfect date with nature

    I was generally quite impressed by Oloolua Forest.

  49. Coronacation: Here is a quick getaway

    Get rid of cabin fever with a staycation in Nanyuki.

  50. Baraza JM: Which of these 4x4s would you advise me to get?

    Land Rovers can go anywhere. Land Cruisers will come back from anywhere.

    landcruiser
  51. At Christmas, Bethlehem says denied full gifts of tourism

    Town of nativity struggles to attract tourists all-year round

  52. Baraza JM: How would you rate Skoda Yeti?

    The Skoda has passable ground clearance for a non-SUV.

    yeti
  53. A charming 100-year-old house

    Vacations are all about location, right?

  54. Eating and Outing: When East meets West Africa flavour

    Madame Connoisseuse orders in from this eatery and she is delighted at the serving.

  55. The Dish: Delectable Sunday brunch at Pallet Café

    My favourite thing about it is that it is disability friendly

  56. Eating & Out : Tips for buying wine at a supermarket

    Wendy Watta gives you the ultimate guide to selecting your celebratory drink.

  57. Dye workshop a colourful dip into old Cairo craft

    The craft has been going strong for almost 120 years

  58. Eating&Out: Are we taking social distancing too far?

    Madame Connoissuese is delighted at the chicken offering, but wonders why they can’t share a table with her live-in sister.

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