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A Train from Nairobi to Mombasa

Not that many years ago I took a train between Mombasa and Nairobi on what has been termed ‘The Lunatic Line’, a phrase which dates from when it was built by the British over a hundred years ago, when dealing with wild animals was a major challenge. I discovered that from being a daily service it ran only 3-4 days a week due to problems with aging trains and infrastructure. The 12 hour journey for the 472 km’s actually took nearer to 16 hours – there was a ‘silver service’ which was unchanged seemingly from 100 years ago and was... Read more →

Zanzibar & its Queen Connection

A great add on to an East African Safari is an excursion to the Tanzanian island of Zanzibar.  It is rich in history, Stone Town is a World Heritage Site and has a maze of narrow streets.  Back in the 1800’s Zanzibar was an important place involved in the Slave Trade and today there is a museum to visit and a chilling sculpture to pause at.   You might also be surprised when you walk past the house where Freddie Mercury of Queen was born!  Yes he was born there when it was still under British colonial rule.   Spend... Read more →

WWF Report Describes Massive Decline in Wildlife

The World Wildlife Fund just released, ( see WWF Living Planet Report ) details significant changes in wildlife numbers.  We all know about the major decline of the elephant population across East Africa and the rhino hunting issues in Southern Africa but the broad destruction of wildlife and their habitats makes for startling reading. On average vertebrate species declined by 58% between 1970 and 2012, if the current trend continues it will be a 67% decline by 2020.  Wildlife across the globe appears to be vanishing at a rate of 2% per year. There are things that can be done and are... Read more →

Naivasha: Offering a little more for the discerning traveler

As you are rushed on your Safari to Lake Nakuru or the Masai Mara, its worth making the minor diversion to Lake Naivasha which is just a mere 3 hours from Nairobi.  It is a lovely area and Crescent Island Game Park, (which is really a peninsula reached by boat mostly) is home to a wide array of animals.  It is quite unusual in East Africa as you are able to take guided walks in the Park. The area around Lake Naivasha is where many of the worlds flowers are grown.  Aircraft leave Nairobi each night with exotic flowers destined... Read more →

Credibility on the web

We realize that we have to earn your trust and confidence and for that reason we display some of our memberships and affiliations for you to review. Accreditations and Affiliations  Routes Beyond LLC (of which East Africa Experience is a ‘dba’) is accredited with the Better Business Bureau in New Jersey     We are proud to be a member of IATA.     .            We are members of 2 of the most important trade associations involved with Africa Tourism.         Through our network we have offices and people on the ground... Read more →

The New Kenya e-Visa

The Government of Kenya has introduced the new online eVisa.  An eVisa is mandatory September 1, 2015 onwards.  The application process is relatively standard nowadays and starts at https://www.ecitizen.go.ke/  . Read more →

Visa’s for Kenya

15 July 2015 – The way to apply and get a Visa for Kenya is changing.  The online e-Visa and the manual Visa applications will continue to run concurrently until from 31st August 2015. From there on, Visa application to Kenya goes online. All application will be made viawww.ecitizen.go.ke.   Read more →

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