All posts tagged: Christmas in Kenya

Christmas at the Coast

This past Christmas was our second Kenyan Beach Christmas and it was a good one. We drove down, which was fine but we wouldn’t do it again. We did a lot of diving with Aqua Ventures, which was great. We stayed at a lovely house, which we would do again. It was really nice to have the space, not to mention the access to the beach and privacy that the house provided. We had a cook, which made things so much easier. We could get up, have breakfast made for us, go diving, and be back for lunch. Then we relaxed the rest of the day. The featured image for this post is from our private, little, shaded beach lookout point. Our cook, David, got whatever we needed (mostly fresh fish and vegetables). We did a little bit of shopping at Blue Marmalade, a local grocery store that has most of what you’d want. (We drove down with our own alcohol.) We ate in mostly but did go out for a couple meals. Christmas Dinner …

Mount Kenya Safari Club

Hotel Review: Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club

The Saturday before Christmas we made last minute plans and were lucky to get a room at the Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club. We did get to go away after all—there was some turmoil, but we made it. All in all, the Mount Kenya Safari Club was really nice. Our room was a riverside deluxe. It was a little small and a little dark, but otherwise really nice. The fireplace in each room is key as it gets pretty cold at night. One thing worth noting is the bathroom. It’s amazing. It was big and well lit. It is the first well lit bathroom I have ever encountered anywhere in the world. Also worth noting is that the hairdryer is pretty good. This came in handy and I blew out my travel dryer. (Always check to make sure you have it on the right voltage setting. Ask me how I know.) Other than having to argue with the front desk one night about getting the fireplace lit (they told me to wait and I had …