Sports Tourism involves traveling from one country or town to another with the main purpose of watching a sporting event. While this has not been a popular form of tourism in Kenya, it is the fastest growing sector in the world generating more than $600billion annually according to World Travel Market and World Tourism Organization. There has been an increased interest in sports by most people due to the fact that it offers a different feel to the traditional attractions.
Four trips in the first five months of the year, I should be adding ‘Traveler’ to my resume. And when you consider the fact that I have spent just about Ksh. 30K in total, pretty impressive. This travel thing is becoming an addiction, and I’m getting better at ways of administering the doses.
It’s therapeutic to travel. Well, to me that is. After a trip I usually get back relaxed, with more solutions to my problems, or just not thinking about that which made me mad. It may be something I’ve developed over the years I’ve been traveling, but I also think this happens to everybody. You can’t go on a trip and be mad, you shouldn’t! Enjoy your time no matter your demons, and do it to satisfy your soul. You don’t want coming back from a trip without good memories. There are times nothing will go right on the whole of your trip, there are just those qtgszdph trips, but even then get something good to cling on. Continue reading “Travel Dreams”
The new quails in town, hahaha! Well, I wasn’t amused of the quails trend(every other year there is a season they appear around my village) so I had to do this. I also missed going to Chaka Ranch when all the ‘Cheers Baba’ guys were taking their spouses and friends. So we planned one to Ngare Ndare Forest. Continue reading “Dear Travel Diary: Ngare Ndare”
We all have our accommodation preferences when we go on our travels. Sometimes it’s not about what we want, but what we can afford. and even other times it’s about what can accommodate us. All these factors, and more, come into consideration when we are looking for a place to stay as we plan our travels. Most of those who stay at hotels are thought to be rich, have the money to book a night for 10000Ksh in the Mara while he or she can camp for half that, or less. Campers on the other hand are thought to be misers or without as much money to get a hotel. All those are misconceptions. I know guys who would comfortably pay for a hotel room but choose to camp(Hello The Kenyan Camper …just saying hi 😛), and guys who stay in hotel rooms after a year of savings. Continue reading “Hotel Rooms Or Camping?”
“The use of travelling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are.” ~ Samuel Johnson
Linda posing at Rift Valley View Point. Have you ever walked down those steps?
….most likely. You may have been to one or two of the places, but I doubt you’ve been to three. You have to be a really good traveler to have made it to all. I know the assumptions in your mind right now is that these places have to be really expensive or in far away land for them to warrant that title, while in reality two of them are even free, the other three very affordable. Continue reading “5 Places You Have Never Been to In Kenya”
The Oloolua Nature Trail is just like any other found in the city. There’s not much of a difference with let’s say Karura Forest trails, but then there is just something about it that leaves you wanting to go back. It has been a while(a year and a half) since I was there, but my photographic memory of the place still lingers. It is one of the coolest and calmest places you will find in Nairobi(it’s neighborhood is a big plus). Located in Karen, you are sure not to experience crowds while you take a walk or a jog around. The picnic areas are also very nice, with benches and well maintained grass for the lovers of the traditional picnic.
In the first part of the The Nairobi Bachelor’s Destinations, I shared about The African Heritage House. It is one of the most serene and picturesque destination to go to. The second part of that post is here, a bit for the hikers.
2. Ololosokuan Nature Trail
End month is almost here, and with it comes that precious thing we call salary. Well, for some of us the last week of the month is never a good time. You remember that round of pint you paid for when your mates dragged you of the house at the beginning of the month, you remember that nyama choma you offered to pay for on that second weekend in Rongai, you remember that movie you decided to buy but got disappointed after watching. Meanwhile, all around you people are out and about visiting the Mara, posting photos of their coastal escapades(I’m looking at you Nas) and tweeting photos from ‘Somewhere in Kenya'(These are the worst humans out there, making you jealous and not letting you know whether you can counter their bragging by saying you have been there). I am not sure where you went wrong, but I think you may not have read the post on how to TEMBEA KENYA CHEAP. Continue reading “The Nairobi Bachelor’s Destinations: African Heritage House”