Traveling Tips

LRM_EXPORT_165654146857011_20191030_223759485_wmAre you a first time traveler and don’t know where to start from or how to settle on a destination? Well, here is alittle help Continue reading

Ol talet/Oloika cottages

DSCN2203_wmAs Rodolfo Vosta once said “many people are so poor that all they have is money.” This is one of the many quotes that I’ve written on my mantra pad, to remember and recite whenever I feel necessary. There is need to strive to have things that we can’t put a price on, things that when we look back in future we’ll smile and appreciate we did. Traveling is definitely one of them. We do not only need it for R&R but also because it’s the best kind of education if you asked me. However if you travel enough, you’ll find that some places either don’t live up to their expectations or feel a little bit overrated (thanks to IG) once you land(reminds me of a certain experience last year)…. Aaaand now this feels like something i should address now that i brought it up but just in summary and from experience, reading blog posts of the place you want to visit will help you a whole lot. There are travel bloggers out there doing a great job. Stalk the locals, not literally however. You can learn alot and lastly, social media connections. While we’re quick to point out the toxicity of social media (myself included) it’d be remiss of me not to mention how much more connected it makes us. Twitter played a big role for instance while planning my Capetown trip last year. Thats a long story for another day, today am here to do what i do best with the hope of helping a future reader and to live up to a promise i made.  Continue reading

Mwanzo Lodge

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One of the hopeful symptoms of life is the impulse to travel. Holidays don’t have to necessarily be long, the short and sweet every now and then works magic. Lately i have been trying to incorporate on the blog a few of the places that i find to be easily accessible and affordable for one of those moments and today’s post thanks to Mwanzo Lodge’s invitation happens to fall in that category.

Lets admit it,Naivasha is easy to get to from Nairobi, takes about 2hours which is quite ideal if you want a short holiday. You don’t have to spend long hours on the road that at the end of it will leave your body demanding another holiday.
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Swara Acacia Lodge- A perfect 60 Minutes Escape from Nairobi.

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Happy new year people! I hope 2020 is treating you all well, for me it’s like the year came will the to do schedules from the future hence the reason this post is a little late but not the reason for its length. There isn’t much to tell, the photos speak for themselves.

I am always telling a good friend of mine that there is only a limit to the much i can spend within Nairobi on a get away. You try looking trust you me you’ll be spoilt for choice. The number of all the beautiful convenient places you’ll find here, ooh my goodness! The places come in handy on those instances when one doesn’t feel like hours of  traveling . End of last year was one of those moments and we found just the spot far enough for an immersive escape into the savanna and close enough to the city but ideal for our sole purpose; relaxation. Continue reading

Samuka Island Retreat

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Ask a dozen dedicated travelers why they love to travel and you will get a dozen different answers. However, there are some general themes that will show through time and again. One is the thirst for new adventures and to get first hand experience of different cultures. Another, from a less gregarious perspective, is the concept of wanting to “get away from it all.”

Travelling is like flirting with life, it’s enjoyable and builds up positive energy not forgetting the good memories we bring home from a trip. Just like a photo can’t fully capture what it feels like to stand on the edge of a fjord, neither can ‘wanderlust’ fully express how we feel when we crave our next adventure.Uganda hasn’t had my attention that much in the past and when this island was tabled i decided to give it a try. The feeling when I pass groups of strangers, speaking a language that is completely foreign to me, makes me realise just how incredibly big the world is,we all have a life that is full of different connections, memories and possibilities. That’s sonder.And then there is also so much we hear about the Ugandan culture that my curious self couldn’t ignore and i figured this was my perfect opportunity to find it all out.

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Enchipai Cottages

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The weekend is a time to rediscover senses dulled by routine demands of life and the last long one was no exception. I had a solid plan for the particular weekend for about two months only for that to change just a week to my travel dates. Its such a great thing having friends that are well traveled and share your passion, a plan B was up in place and rolling in a day. Allow me to introduce you to what was our home. Continue reading

Lemon Valley Farm Estate

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By the invitation of Lemon Valley Farm estate i got to spend 2nights 3days at the property sometime back last week and the timing couldn’t have been more perfect. I needed the escape and Lemon valley is one of those places you escape to if you are looking for a quiet, peaceful and yet breathtaking environment to just relax and recharge your batteries . A place of solitude and tranquility surrounded by nature. A lifetime can be spent exploring Kenya but you’ll almost never come across what this place has to offer considering every now and then in this interconnected world of 2019 that’s not always as easy as it sounds plus the fast growing almost ubiquitous virtual world that is only ever a touchscreen away, we always find ourselves struggling to find that one perfect place where we can properly escape humdrum everyday life. Continue reading

The sands at Chale

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If you follow me on Instagram, you probably know that I and a couple of my friends spent the weekend in Chale. (By the way, if we’re not Insta-friends yet, come play!) It’s no exaggeration to say that Chale was magical but i still wouldn’t choose it over Sands at Nomad, the later stole my heart, and cracked me wide open.. For about a billion different reasons but we are here for the prior.Visiting Chale is taking a step towards pure paradise.

Chale is a bucket list destination for so many, it was mine up until last week. It’s highlighted status all over Pinterest, Instagram, you tube and viral Facebook posts has brought it tons of fame over the last few years and  when virtual meets reality,we hope for it to be worthwhile.
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Yoga and kitesurfing haven- Watamu Tree House

 

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The perfect African safari sometimes means incorporating unique and memorable experiences into ones itinerary, thinking out of the box to find the most up to date experiences that will make ones safari extra special. Tree houses can be a really fun and romantic addition to ones safari as i came to discover. Taking a break from staying in a beautiful safari lodge or camp to spending a night under the stars in an elevated and open structure. Enjoying birds eye views and being one with nature while maintaining the same level of comfort and elegance as a 5-star property.
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Where to spend a weekend in Nanyuki

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Laikipia is one of Kenya’s most exciting safari destinations. I have had friends in the past inquire about where to stay in Nanyuki mostly those visiting as a group and not open to staying in a hotel. While there are a number of  places one could stay i found this holiday home to be perfect for a group of 10 people.

At Mount Kenya Wildlife estate you will find beautiful houses all double storey with a choice of 3, 4 or 5 bedrooms all ensuite. Each has a living room, dining room, fitted kitchen with store, a fireplace for those cold Nanyuki nights, and verandahs front and back on both floors, offering incredible views over wild Africa and the stunning Mount Kenya as a backdrop. They are comfortably furnished and self catering just 25 minutes away from Nanyuki along the Nanyuki Rumuruti road. Continue reading