My friend and I are travelling to Kenya in late September, staying in East Africa for 3 weeks in total. We are visiting a friend of mine who runs a charity, but obviously we want to do some exploring on our own (he's also busy with work, so won't have much time to tour guide). We're looking to use Nairobi as a base, but aren't aversed to the idea of travelling around, we'll be going to Tanzania at some point too.
We have both travelled independently and in small groups, so know about staying safe and not taking risks. That said, we're keen on all sorts and like a bit of adventure - hiking, interesting foods, animal related activities etc. We'll try anything once. But we're on a tight budget and don't want to blow it all on one big excursion like safari or anything like that. The quirkier the better. The cheaper the better. This goes for hostels as well.
Looking forward to hearing back from you all!