Author Archives: Mama Mgeni

A journey throughout southern Kenya

I’m catching up on my travel writing today, and I’m really excited to share our 10 day epic camping journey throughout southern Kenya. Our trip began with a long drive from Nairobi down Mombasa Road, to the Chyulu Hills. Our … Continue reading

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Tinga Tinga Tales is BACK!

We went to see the revival of Tinga Tinga Tales this weekend, and it was so much fun! The whole family was floating on a post-Tinga-Tinga high all weekend, reminiscing about our favorite songs and characters. We were BIG fans … Continue reading

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Rhino Charge 2018: A brutal race in Elangata Enterit Enkutoto

As you guys know, in June we participated in the Rhino Charge, a charitable off-road race that supports the conservation of Kenya’s wildlife and mountain range ecosystems. A total of 65 teams must navigate to 13 checkpoints hidden within 100 … Continue reading

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Happy birthday, Claire!

Happy 7th birthday to my kind, generous, girl! We celebrated Claire’s birthday out in the bush this weekend at the Rhino Charge. She got two cool new board games, a weaving loom, and a magical balancing bird toy (her favorite … Continue reading

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Camping in Kakamega Rainforest – the nitty gritty (Part 2)

As you guys know, we spent New Year’s camping in Kakamega Rainforest. I was shocked at how little information we were able to get online prior to our trip, and I hope to right that situation a bit. As such, … Continue reading

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Happy birthday, Heidi!

My baby is four years old! Heidi has grown so much in the last year, and impresses us every day with her sense of humor, her intrepid spirit, and her fearlessness. She is courageous, adventurous, and sometimes a little bit wild… 😉 … Continue reading

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A great holiday camp for kids who love to build!

During school breaks, I usually try to come up with a bunch of craft ideas and projects to try with the kids while they’re home. But for the last week of this past Christmas break the girls attended holiday camp … Continue reading

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Ringing in the New Year in Kakamega Rainforest (Part 1)

Happy New Year! We just got back from an incredible trip to Kakamega Rainforest in western Kenya. We did lots of hiking, lots of bird watching, and lots of relaxing. I’ll write another post soon with a full review of … Continue reading

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Holiday photos: Thanksgiving at Sand Island Beach

Last weekend we went back to our favorite beach spot, Sand Island Beach Cottages, to celebrate American Thanksgiving with some friends. It’s been a whole year since we last visited the coast, and it was so good to be back! … Continue reading

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Back to school (Whoopee!)

The girls are back to school this week, and I have officially become that mom who dances in the street after saying goodbye to the kids. Don’t get me wrong, I love my two little rascals, but this school break … Continue reading

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