Renowned for its scenic views and cosmopolitan culture, Nanyuki is the 14th highest town in Africa and the capital of Laikipia county. Lying at an altitude of between 1600 and 2400metres and perched in the middle of East Africa, Laikipia is perfection. The geological gods did the continent proud when they sculpted Laikipia.
South-east lies the imperious Mount Kenya. At 5 199 meters ASL , this ice-topped remnant of a volcano is 696 meters shorter than Kilimanjaro. Which one of the two is a more impressive sight is a topic for another day. South-west is the magnificent Aberdare ranges. To the north Laikipia spreads out over 10 000 square kilometers of highland savanna, woodland and rocky outcrops. Laikipia is one of the planet’s most life-affirming places. It was and still is a timeless, unchanged land with large numbers of animals roaming wild and free. It is home to the second largest abundance of wildlife in East Africa after the Mara- Serengeti ecosystem. I bet you can tell Laikipia has a special place in my heart 😊
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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.
1. Be open minded. I know this can be abit scary being a first time. You come across a place that you feel is within your budget but no one you know has been there or you don’t know how to get there? Google your way out, don’t be too scared to travel to a place that hasn’t been traveled before.
2. Don’t overthink it. Often a times when you take too long to decide on whether to go ahead and make that booking or not, chances that you won’t do it are high or something else will pop up. Once you settle on a destination, go right ahead and book. 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”