The Perfect Road Trip Plan

There’s planning for a weekend out, then there is planning for a perfect road trip. Planning your perfect road trip can be an exhausting ordeal, but we’ll give you some tips to reduce your stress.

Planning an awesome vacation may be easy, but road trips—where you take a long car ride and hit many stops on the way—present their own set of challenges (and opportunities). Here are a few things you should keep in mind as you plan. Continue reading “The Perfect Road Trip Plan”

These Striking Wedding Photos From Kenya Are Guaranteed To Take Your Breath Away

AMAZING PICTURES!!!

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Wedding photographer Jonas Peterson has shot brides and grooms in all sorts of beautiful places around the world, but he says this recent wedding in Kenya might be the most spectacular of the bunch.

“I didn’t know Africa would touch me so deeply,” the Melbourne-based photographer wrote on his blog. “It sung to me in a way I didn’t know possible, found new chords and played on strings I didn’t know I had inside me.”

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In late September, Nina — a wildlife photographer and senior marketing advisor to wild cat conservation organization Panthera — and her fiancé Sebastian tied the knot in national wildlife reserve Maasai Mara in front of their closest friends and family.

“The bride of the Maasai normally wear a lot of jewelry, and the necklace, called enkarewa, is especially important,” the bride told The Huffington Post in an email. “When I first…

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Where To In 2015?

Honestly, I have no idea where I plan to travel to in 2015. I know places I would love to visit but no plans to go there, yet. The Njaanuary bug decided to make a home in my wallet and so even planning anything cannot happen. I have had friends offer me trips though, but I don’t have money for tips (It is said a good traveler hands out tips in his travels). So today I will share my proposed destinations for 2015.

ELEPHANT HILL, ABERDARES

I was told I am obsessed with hiking, that’s not true. I just love trekking more than I love sunbathing or safaris. Anyway, I have planned to do at least 3 hikes this year..and this hill has to be one of them. I went there last year and made it to the half way point. It is one hell of a hike, hey . My pal Linda can tell you about it(Elephant Hill(Aberdares) Hike Pictogram http://wp.me/p5k7fe-1S ). It is not as steep as Mount Kenya but the conditions are almost the same, the vegetation too. The cost of doing this hike is also not much considering you can leave Nairobi in the morning and be back in the evening. And there is the added advantage of the waterfalls on your up the hill, the view of as far as Mt. Longonot and even Lake Naivasha while you are at the top and the Rift Valley viewpoint on your way there and back. Awesome place.

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MASAI MARA AND SAMBURU NATIONAL RESERVES

What is a year’s travel plan without a safari, right? Well, this two parks are among the best in Kenya, if not the best. Only Tsavo and Amboseli can rival these two in terms of animals that can be found there. That’s only one of the reasons I want to visit these places though. For Masai Mara, someone shared an offer with me that saying no to it is next to impossible. I have never been to the Mara, I want to experience it’s dust and the joy of seeing a lion chase after a gazelle. And the learn more about the Maasai people in manyattas.

Masai Mara Offer
Masai Mara Offer

Samburu has been in my bucketlist since I was in high school. An aunt of mine works there and my cousin always comes back after the holidays with these stories that leave an appetite for a journey there. Did you know Samburu Reserve is the home to the big five? Now you know.

Saruni Samburu, Samburu
Saruni Samburu, Samburu

KILIFI

How many guys do you know who have been to the coast? Now, how many of those have been to Kilifi? It is a hidden gem. That place looks awesome in the pictures, then there is that boat house. How cool is that, I want to be in that.

Photo by Travel Diaries Kenya
Photo by Travel Diaries Kenya

My trip to Kilifi will purely be for leisure purposes, no adventuring. So all you tourists can join me on this. Hehehe! (Read Why Do You Travel? http://wp.me/p5k7fe-7f )

OTHER DESTINATIONS

These are those by-the-way places that go over your mind when I daydream about my travels. Most of these places it’s because of their views. I can improve my photographing skills when there. Places such as Kitengela, Ngong Hills, the ever awesome Naivasha, Nanyuki and Machakos, yes kwa Mutua lazima nitaje.

Equator crossing point in Nanyuki
Equator crossing point in Nanyuki
Ngong Hills
Ngong Hills

So, those are my planned destinations. I have decided on those from a list of more than 10 places, and trust me Las Vegas and Wellington were in that list. Just not that time yet. Will you join me? I hope so.

By Sammy E.A.

Please share below in the comment section or tweet us where you would love to visit in 2015.

Why Do You Travel?

Why Do You travel? That question asked to anyone will get a straight answer in 9 out 10 people. Ask yourself that, and I’m sure you will get an answer in a flash. Unless you are like my friend Duncan who has to complicate everything, his answer was “Depends on where I’m travelling to”. I agree with him it depends, but you got to have that main reason. Today I’d like to profile everyone into a category.

Typically, there are four types of travelers; the genuine traveler, the adventurer, the tourist and that other guy. I think you have an idea where you fall. Continue reading “Why Do You Travel?”

New Dawn, Happy 2015

I’d like to start by wishing you a happy new year. It’s another count of 365 days God grants us to try again, start something or do better. Hopefully, we are all in that track. 2014 was a great year for us, we got to learn a few lessons on this path of travels and we are determined to make 2015 better. Many thanks to those who supported us, we count on your support and more this year. Let’s do this!!! #TembeaKenya

Sammy Aloyo & Linda Mutui,

Directors

Fun Travel Kenya.