Kenya

Three Months in Kenya

His first trip overseas was to Kenya. It was over 7,700 miles from his home in Detroit, and he was only 17 years old. In between his junior and senior years of high school, Zach...

Unscrambling Africa with Mutua Matheka

When I ask Mutua Matheka about his Instagram handle, he chuckles. “It’s nothing really,” he says, his voice full of mirth. But then he launches into an explanation: the year was 2010, and he had...

The Magic of Kenya’s Giraffe Manor

When the clock strikes 5 a.m., the hot, Kenyan sun makes its ascent into a pale, watery sky. Though they don’t wear watches, the guests arrive at the manor for breakfast like clockwork ....

A Conversation with Freya Dowson

Freya Dowson is a UK-based photographer who has photographed and travelled all over the world. We spoke to her about how her career got started, the causes she shoots for, and how she developed...

Slowly, Slowly in Lamu, Kenya

For centuries, East Africa was in the center of the trade map, drawing a steady influx of Arabs, Africans, Indians, and Europeans. The result is a rich cultural and culinary mix that defines the...

Instagram Spotlight: Raquel Grigelmo (@rachelweider)

We feature some of the brightest Instagram storytellers in the Passion Passport community through our Instagram Spotlight series. This week, step behind Raquel Weider’s (@rachelweider) camera and head to Morocco, Kenya, and Sri Lanka....

Passport to Creativity: Kenya

We spotted a herd of zebras as soon as we drove into the Masai Mara. Mesmerized by their stripes, we nearly missed the hyena darting across, its eyes trained on a flock of sheep...

Making Your Tourism Dollars Count: Exploring the Mara Naboisho Conservancy, Kenya

I recently returned from the Mara Naboisho Conservancy in Kenya where I had the most enlightening, inspiring, and exciting travel experience of my life. It was the first time that I felt as though my...

Helen Suk: Lessons Learned at a Kenyan Orphanage

If there’s one lesson I’ve gleaned from my 15 years of solo travel, it’s to expect the unexpected. For those of us who wander, it’s one of the inevitable—and often challenging—realities of travel. So when...

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