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From Nov 1st 2006 - Nov 25th 2006
Nov 1st In Moyale
-Life and the people of Moyale
-Situation of this border town
Travel from Moyale to Marsabit
Nov 9th In Nairobi
-Life in Nairobi
-Visiting Nairobi slums (Kibera)
-Non-governmental organizations in Nairobi (UNICEF, Stephen Lewis Foundation etc)
Travel to Malindi and/or Mombasa
-Stories from the coast of Kenya
Nov 8th – 10th
In Sauri and Lake Victoria
-The Millennium Village Project in Sauri
-At the source of River Nile: Lake Victoria
Nov 17th In Mount Kenya region
- Nanyuki a small town in the central highlands - meeting Masai Village
  In Nairobi
- Emaly Vilagge - 2 hours from Nairobi

Namanga - village 2 hours from Nairobi. Boreder town on the Kenyan - Tanzanian border.
NOT VISITED Travel to Malindi and/or Mombasa
-Stories from the coast of Kenya
Nov 25 th Leave Kenya for Tanzania


Expedition Progress From Egypt to Kenya Recorded date: November 22, 2006
Kenya Route Summary  
Kenya Route
Nairobi, Kenya Recorded date: November 22, 2006

In Nairobi:

- Nairobi

Moyale, Kenya

The town of Moyale is located in northern Kenya, on the border of Ethiopia and Kenya. Moyale has experienced a series of border raids. In the past, these raids have created tension that has led to some periodic military involvement. In Moyale, we will tell you about life in this border town. What is the history of this small town and why is this region prone to raids between Kenyans and Ethiopians? Is there a similarity between the people of this region on both sides of the border? We will give you all these answers once we stand on the soil of Moyale.

Marsabit, Kenya
On our way to Mount Kenya, located in the central region of the country, we will pass through another small town called Marsabit. Marsabit is the commercial centre of the smaller villages in the area. This town, which is surrounded by thick forests, is home to the Marsabit National Park. As we pass through the streets of Marsabit, we will tell you all about the tribes and cultures of this northern region.

For more information about Marsabit, please visit:
Mount Kenya, Kenya
Mount Kenya
Mount Kenya is found in the Mount Kenya National Park, which is 180 kilometres from the capital city of Kenya, Nairobi. This extinct volcano is Africa’s second highest mountain at 5,199 meters. Mount Kenya has three zones; the rocky peak area, the alpine zone and the lower slopes filled with mountain forest. When we are in the Mount Kenya region, we will meet some Kenyan runners and learn everything about their sport. Information about the secret of these Kenyan runners, who win numerous medals worldwide, their training etiquette and much more will be available once we get there.

For more information about Mount Kenya, please visit:

Sauri, Kenya

Our next stop is Sauri, a village in western Kenya, near Lake Victoria. This village, which is home to 4,648 people, has a solid community system but is faced with various problems. Not only does it lack basic services needed to maintain economic growth, it is faced with the problem of HIV/AIDS, hunger and malaria. Fortunately, this village is now part of the United Nations Millennium Village Project. The Millennium Village Project has eight goals:

  • to eradicate extreme hunger and poverty
  • achieve universal primary education
  • to promote gender equality and empower women
  • to reduce child mortality
  • to improve maternal health
  • to combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases
  • to ensure environmental sustainability
  • to develop a global partnership for development.

Surely, there must be some transformation in Sauri, in terms of the living standards, the health system, energy and transportation systems as well as the water and agriculture systems. You will get an opportunity to see interviews with leaders of the village and community members to learn about the changes that continue to take place as a result of this Millenium Village Project.

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Lake Victoria, Kenya
Lake Victoria is the second largest freshwater lake in the world and it borders Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. Did you know that Lake Victoria is the source of the River Nile? While at Lake Victoria, we will discuss everything from the characteristics of the lake to the future of the lake. We will tell you about what happened to the fish species of Lake Victoria once the Nile perch was introduced. At the same time, we will give you an insight of the people that live in the Lake Victoria region, namely the Luo; Kenya's third largest ethnic group.
For more information, please visit:
Nairobi, Kenya

Nairobi is Kenya’s capital city. It is Kenya's economic, administrative, and cultural center and is one of the fastest growing cities in Africa. Nairobi, which is East Africa's economic hub, is home to some museums, well-known universities and former colonial sites. Although Nairobi is in a developing country, it is one of East Africa’s most developed cities; from wireless communication to frequent transportation within the city. Once we get to there, you will get an opportunity to read about the kinds of activities that take place in Nairobi, the people and the culture of those living in Nairobi.

Nairobi is home to different kinds of non-governmental organizations (NGOs). They are doing some extra-ordinary activities to improve the lives of many Kenyans living in this busy city. Some of the NGOs we will tell you about are UNICEF and the Stephen Lewis Foundation. We will highlight some of the projects undertaken by these two organizations while also touching base with the Kenyan headquarters of the Millennium Development group in Nairobi to examine the progress of their development projects, such as the one in Sauri.

For more information about Nairobi, please visit:

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Kibera, Kenya

Kibera, which lies just outside of Nairobi, is known as Africa’s largest slum. It is home to some 50,000 AIDS orphans, who are mostly under the care of their grandparents. Kibera is also home to many female sex workers, who have poor access to HIV prevention, care and support services. The Strengthening STD/HIV Control in Kenya Project has been implemented to address this problem. This project provides basic care and support to sex workers and their dependants through existing networks of community-based peer-led HIV support and prevention groups. Funded by the Stephen Lewis Foundation, this project distributes home-based care kits, which include many low cost palliative care medications for alleviating pain, oral thrush and skin rashes. In Kibera, you will learn all about the project and how it is preparing the children who will lose their mothers to AIDS. This experience will open all of our eyes to one of Africa's challenges; follow the expedition as we share the stories of the people of Kibera and tell you about how the Stephen Lewis Foundation is making a difference in this community.

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Mombasa, Kenya
Mombasa is the second largest city in Kenya, situated on the coast of the Indian Ocean. It attracts many tourists because of its white sandy beaches, its coral reefs as well as the rich history attached to this beautiful town. The ‘Old Town’ is reminiscent of the Portuguese when they ruled this region hundreds of years ago. But what differentiates this Muslim town of Mombasa from inland Kenya is it's culture, which is strongly influenced by Arabic culture. Once we get to Mombasa, we will tell you about the history, the culture and the people of this town. You will get a taste of the kinds of food people in Mombasa eat, the kind of music they listen to, the way the people dress and so much more. You do not want to miss this part of Kenya.
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Malindi, Kenya
If time permits, we will spend some time in Malindi, which is another coastal town not far from Mombasa. Malindi is very much a tourist destination because of its beautiful beaches and its rich history; similar to that of Mombasa. Historic sites include some Portuguese pillars and tombs built during their rule of this East African coast. Malindi is also greatly influenced by Arabic culture. In Malindi, we will highlight the history and culture of this town as well as tell you about the tourism of this coastal town.

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