Backpacking Through Kenya

This post has been written by guest blogger, Enoch Castleberry.

Kenyan girl displaying traditional jewelry of the Samburu tribe of northern Kenya.

Acacia tree.

Hitching in Kenya is not really necessary nowadays with improvements to public transport. The real reason to hitch is to become a time traveler and rub shoulders with the likes of this Samburu warrior. 

Trying to balance your bony butt on a steel bar as the truck bumps down the road is not easy or comfortable, but it’s an unforgettable experience not to be missed.

kenya5The best thing to do in Kenya is camping, so bring a tent and get out to the wilderness. Enjoying a Kenyan sunset with no signs of modernity is a lovely way to reconnect with the world. 

Too busy to go shopping for cheap accessories? Let the shop come to you at a Kenyan bus station. 

The classic con-game of 3-Card Monty is something that I’d always known about growing up, but never actually seen. In Kenya, the con goes on.

Most visitors to Kenya spend their waking hours on safari then crash as soon as the sun goes down. Bad idea. Stay up late and you’ll be rewarded. 

About the Photographer

Enoch Castleberry is a world traveler and photographer. He is currently teaching English in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

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  1. Wow – I recently heard of an opportunity to go to Kenya that I’m dying to make happen. These photos are outstanding, especially the tree! What an experience.

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