Day 103: A river into an ocean

We lost our heads for a minute and decided to brave the African midday sun in order to check out the highly recommended Congo River.  It sits to the north of Diani Beach and pours right into the Indian Ocean and is famous for its wide variety of bird species.  We arrived when the tide…

Day 102: A day at the beach

Life at a beach town is a little slower and we’ve enjoyed the downtime to get some planning done for our next destination.  We make sure to visit the beach every day though and during our walk along the calm waters in the late afternoon, we decided to sit down and take it all in…

Day 101: Giant African millipede

Diani Beach is a small coastal village/town about 30 miles south of Kenya’s “second city”, Mombasa.  We’re settled into a nice cottage with a kitchen and reliable internet so we’re at home even if cold showers are our only option.  Since we’re constantly sweating in the 90+ degree heat, the water is actually quite refreshing…

Day 100: Just catch a Matatu

So far our travels have introduced us to several forms of local transport that have been unintentional memorable adventures.  In Kenya the most used public means to get around is the Matatu.  The side of the small mini-van’s claim there is capacity for 14 but when packed full, passengers cannot expect much “personal space”.  The…

Day 99: Let’s go to the beach

After breaking our piggy banks for the safari, we returned to life as budget travelers.  One way we like to limit our expenses is to lay low on the beach, people watch, and enjoy the cool ocean breeze.  Mombasa is located on the southeastern coast of Kenya and is still an important port city on…