Kenya Believe It? Part 1 – Musings & Mosquitoes

Author: , December 4th, 2014

Katie Boyden in kenyaWriter, filmmaker, intrepid traveler, (recently-heartbroken) lesbian, and stupidly fearless risk-taker Katie Boyden journeyed to Kenya in the summer of 2014 to direct a documentary on the incredible work of the Fiat Lux Foundation which builds eye hospitals in the developing world.

Along with this quite noble cause, Katie got herself into more than a few ridiculous scenarios and shenanigans while traipsing around Africa through operating rooms and savannas, bouncing down dirt roads in jeeps and vans, and flying in one particularly tiny aircraft that she doesn’t even think counts as an actual plane. Think of it as sort of an extreme version of “Eat, Pray, Love.” These are her stories.

(Some names have been changed)

08/10/14, Kisii, Kenya, Unfanisi Resort, – 12:36am

I am at war with the mosquitos. And they are winning.

It all started after Brad left my room for the night. We had been discussing philosophies of life, travel, world history, adventure stories, and so on, over a few glasses of scotch–everything you would expect in a conversation between two naively spontaneous filmmakers who had found themselves in way over their heads after jumping at the chance to make a documentary on an eye clinic in a remote part of western Kenya.

By Katie Boyden – Full Story at SheWired | Kenya Gay Travel Resources

Featured Gay Friendly Tour Operator: Natural World Safaris, Mombasa, Kenya

Author: , July 20th, 2014

Natural World Safaris - KenyaPeriodically we’ll feature one of our properties here to let our readers know about some great gay friendly places to stay.

Guided family, couples, private, group, seniors and students safaris departing and finishing at the mombasa and kenya coast beach hotels.

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Lesbian Travel: Safari in Kenya

Author: , June 3rd, 2013

HippoThe time had finally arrived to head out on safari and I was curious to see how this Safari in Kenya would compare to my previous one in Tanzania. Travelling out of Ngong, we stopped to look out over the scenic Rift Valley, our excitement growing. After several bumpy and dusty side road short cuts, we arrived at Fisherman’s Camp, our home for the next two nights. We chose a campsite and quickly set up camp and then headed down to another section of the lake.

As we drove down the laneway, we spotted a wide band of pink along the shore – the flocks of flamingos we’d been promised. Cameras ready, we headed out to the lakeshore to get as close a view as we were allowed. Just as we finished up and were ready for our hippo boat tour, the rain started. Sadly, we headed back to our campsite for some down time in our tents until we were summoned for dinner.

While the rain put an end to the afternoon fun, our cook didn’t disappoint. Jon treated us to a traditional meal of Ugali (thick corn porridge), fried cabbage, vegetables and stewed lentils. We all tucked in heartily to this simple yet delicious meal and knew we wouldn’t be going hungry on this safari. After dinner we grabbed a log around the roaring campfire to warm up and relax.

Authored By Corinne Taylor, Bucket List Travel Adventures – See the Full Story at Go Girlfriend

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Upcoming Lesbian Tours to Kenya and the Azores

Author: , April 29th, 2012

Kenya SafariThinking about your next holiday destination?

As the warm weather arrives to the northern hemisphere, many of you are thinking about a summer vacation. Would you like to join a group of gay women exclusively for a trip to Kenya or the Azores Islands?

The Azores are a group of volcanic islands in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, and San Miguel is the largest of the Islands. In the countryside there’s a lovely accommodation in a typical house of 1937. The House Felicitas is a guest house only for women, where travellers from all over the world can meet, share ideas or just relax close to the ocean.
Breathtaking views, a virgin nature, great variety of flora such as hydrangeas, azaleas, quiet and solitary corners, flowers and routes for hiking, small coves and natural beaches. The Azores Islands are a natural aquarium that this full of whales and dolphins, as well as a wide variety of aquatic animals, plants and fish.

Africa more your thing than a guesthouse escape? Try this 7-day safari through Kenya, combining wildlife and beach, which starts in Amboseli National Reserve to see Mount Kilimanjaro, known as the roof of Africa.

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