Hi there, i trust you’ve been well and keeping safe during these difficult times. It’s really been a while since i last sat down and left you something here to read am not sure i remember how i used to do it but i’ ll give it a try, i can’t be that bad, can i? 😄
I don’t know about you but i had missed traveling big time and as we all know the sector has been hit hard by this Covid era, And as we try to adjust to the knew normal we all have our concerns. Personally if you had asked me back in March how soon i’ d travel when the cessation was lifted i’ d have told you as soon as the following day. That was a mind that so badly needed to escape the walls of a place it had been confided to for a long time. With time i developed some fears that have taken me quite sometime to shake off and indulge in what i love most. And funny enough my first trip wasn’t to any of the destinations i had in mind back in March, again, fears. Continue reading “Olohoro Onyore”
Are 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 “Traveling Tips”
As 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 “Ol talet/Oloika cottages”
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.
Continue reading “Mwanzo Lodge”
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 “Swara Acacia Lodge- A perfect 60 Minutes Escape from Nairobi.”
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.
Continue reading “Samuka Island Retreat”
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 “Enchipai Cottages”
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 “Lemon Valley Farm Estate”
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.
Continue reading “The sands at Chale”
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.
Continue reading “Yoga and kitesurfing haven- Watamu Tree House”