Wild Camping in Magadi

Closing off 2019 with a trip to Magadi. Looking back over the past year it has been quite a roller coaster. Am glad how the year has turned out. We planned a quick one night camping trip that would take us through the lake and on wards toward Ewaso Nyiro river albeit we didn't know we would get that far.

I was pleasantly surprised that the road to Magadi is actually decent tarmac, although the recent rains have washed off sections of the road especially near bridges it is navigable even using a small salon car. Magadi is HOT so carry plenty of water. The town is rather small but we didn't really explore it much. Turns out Magadi town is actually an ISLAND.

Pictures from the trip.

Lake Magadi

Lake Magadi

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Sunrise

Ewaso Nyiro River

White-throated bee-eater

Yellow-billed stork

Greater flamingo

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Dark Skies over Kitui

A fine opportunity to take advantage of the milky way season. It was a moonless and cloudless sky. I should have probably kept the ISO below 3200 but oh well room to improve next time. The streak of light is actually the HST in orbit

Dark skies

Technical stuff

  • ISO 3200
  • f2.8
  • 33 sec
  • 10mm Rokinon
  • Canon 100d

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Ngong Road Forest Sanctuary

Ngong Road Forest Sanctuary

A relatively unknown place along the Southern Bypass near Karen, Nairobi. This is section 1 of the forest. It is lovely place for a stroll or a picnic or bird watching. It features a small water body &lots of trees. Section 1 is completely fenced so it is relatively safe. There are basic amenities on site; Park benches, restrooms and parking space. Charges are 100 KSh.

Info

http://ngongroadforest.com

Verdict

Recommended!

Technical Detail

  • f8 ISO 100 1/80
  • Canon 100d/SL1
  • Rokinon 10mm

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