"The old Lunatic Express" is the nickname for the old Mombasa-Nairobi train or the "Jambo Kenya Deluxe".Departure at 17:00 pm in Mombasa;arrival at 11:00 am in Nairobi.It ran for the last time ever on 28/4/2017.Today the Madaraka Express just takes 4hrs30' for the trip.
Before entering Nairobi-city,the train goes through the Kibera slums.It is the biggest slum in Africa and one of the biggest in the world.Most of Kibera slum residents live in extreme poverty,earning less than 1$ per day.
NAIVASHA:The Hell's Gate National Park is a remarkable quarter of the Great Rift Valley with an intense geothermal activity within its bounderies.Spectacular scenery including towering cliffs,water-gouged gorges,stark rock towers,scrub clad volcanoes and belching plumes of geothermal steam make it one of the most atmospheric parks in Africa.
Hell's Gate is an ideal venue for a day trip from Nairobi,where in addition to the bio-diversity that includes raptors,visitors can enjoy mountain-biking,rock climbing and a natural spa.
NAKURU:Lake Nakuru is one of the Rift Valley soda lakes at an elevation of 1754m asl.The lake itself is protected by Lake Nakuru National Park.The lake's abundance of algae used to attract a vast quantity of flamingos that famously lined the shore.
Lake Nakuru is "the Bird Watchers' Paradise".It is best known for its thousands,sometimes millions of flamingos nesting along the shores;
KAKAMEGA FOREST:This is a mid-altitude tropical rainforest,the easternmost outlier of the Congo Basinforests,situated in the Kakamega/Kisumu Counties of Kenya at 40 km north of Kisumu.It's a remnant of the rainforest that stretched all across Central Africa.
KISUMU-LAKE VICTORIA.Kisumu,the third largest city in Kenya is located right by the shore of Lake Victoria.It makes for one of the main weekend getaway spots.If you fancy a boat-ride on the lake,here's the place to be.