Kenyan Adventures from the Comfort of Your Home
Kenya is a beautiful country. No other country is endowed with natural splendours quite like ours; warm beaches, frosty mountains, wild savannahs, picturesque highlands, tropical forests, rolling deserts, and of course, the great rift valley – you name it, Kenya’s got it. Now you can experience these natural treasures from the comfort of your sofa at home- all you need is an internet connection. To get you started, try exploring new places and cultures through these perpetual vacationers.
Warning: You'll experience strong symptoms of wanderlust after watching Farhana's travel vlogs on her YouTube channel – which just won YouTube Channel of the Year at the SoMa Awards 2017, the highest social media accolade in the country. Farhana makes fun, educative and inspiring travel videos that aim to promote happiness, positivity and that showcase our beautiful country. Her infectious personality makes you feel like you're right there with her. What’s even more impressive is the fact that she only started vlogging consistently this past January. She's taken us to the exotic island of Lamu, the beautiful Maasai Mara, a road trip to Naivasha, and a lot of other great destinations.
The Brian Kimani YouTube channel, formerly Getaway Planet, brings us vlogs about destinations in Kenya, fun facts about our country, top attractions to visit and also dissects the many different cultural norms we have. He started off his vlogging journey with a borrowed camera back in 2015 and has since carried us on his travels to places like Mombasa, Nairobi, Kisumu, Eldoret, Samburu, Nyahururu, Nanyuki, Taita Taveta, Narok, and Mtito Andei. We love that he is assured in his reviews and engaging with his experiences. Brian also packages itineraries for travellers (both domestic and international) who would like to tour Kenya.
HerdTracker takes a different approach with their offering– as a web-app, it’s more live broadcasting than documenting. The app allows you to follow the great wildebeest migration in real time as the animals go back and forth either side of the Kenya-Tanzania border, between the Serengeti and the Mara. The live feed plots the precise location of the migrating herds to a Google map and in a Twitter-style timeline. HerdTracker have also done successful live-streams of the dramatic Mara River crossings via Periscope, which transports the viewers right into the middle of this seventh wonder of the modern world. They have also done awesome live-streams of the moments when rehabilitated turtles were released back into the Indian Ocean.