I am from Aberdeen, and Jennie and I now live in Edinburgh but Chogoria, Kenya will always be a home for me.
I lived there from the ages of 2 until 8 while my dad and mum worked at the local mission hospital, so having the chance to weave a visit into the itinerary was always going to be a highlight.
I had been back to work a 6 week stint as a doctor, so know how much the vital medical supplies gifted by people and companies back home are appreciated which was affirmed by the broad grins across the faces of the hospital staff that received them.
Chogoria sits in the foothills of Mount Kenya so running offers excellent views of tropical rain and cloud forest, bamboo, as well as tea and coffee plantations. I actually wished to run up Mount Kenya from Chogoria, but the road to the trailhead was impassable, so we’ll use the Naro Moro route instead.