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.
The Kenyan coastline is one of everybody’s favorite destination. To some the sandy beaches does it, for others it’s the sun, and still for others it’s the lovely coastal people you get to interact with. The coastal foods & the people do it for me. I have been to Mombasa, Diani, Kilifi & Watamu in a period less than a year going back from today. Heck, I’ve been to the coast more times in the past 4 years than I had been in my entire childhood. And it’s been amazing! I wasn’t always a fan of the coast, it’s come to grow on me. The first time I traveled to Coast was when I was 9/10 years old. My mother was too careful with me & so I didn’t enjoy much. On subsequent visits I was either sick or gone for a specific job, having little time to enjoy my time. Not until 2013, coast had never been ‘fun’ to me. Continue reading “Dear Travel Diary: Diani Travels”
You might imagine camel racing would only happen in the Arabian deserts or within India’s Pushkar. Think again. Each year, Kenya plays hosts to the International Camel Derby during the month of August.
We are almost at that time of the year when you start reminiscing of your travels this year, or get on the road if your savings are just maturing to your targets, and for most people regretting why you did not join that roadtrip plan when you had the chance. For most of us, the end year is time to spend with the family and so any planned travels has to include them. This is the time where you want to cry when you look at those roadtrip photos and wish you could rewind the days to then. So, how well did you travel in 2016?
Thinking of going on an African safari? You’re not alone! According to a report by Euromonitor International, safari travel has become increasingly popular in recent years and this trend is predicted to continue in the years to come. Interestingly enough, the growth in demand for safaris is no longer restricted to travelers from the western world. More and more tourists across the globe, particularly those from newly advanced economic development such as Russia, China as well as the Middle East, are flocking to Africa to experience its breathtaking wildlife and nature.
As you may expected, before embarking on a safari, there’s much for you to learn and prepare to ensure that your first safari will live up to expectations. Lucky for you, the BookAllSafaris.com team is here to help. On this post, we are dishing out insights and tips that you may find useful in making the most of your African adventure of a lifetime. Here are the 10 things you need to know before you go on a safari: Continue reading “African Safaris – 10 Things You Need To Know Before You Go”
How many times have you used that phrase “tupatane archives”, let’s meet at the Archives? Well, I have used it countless number of times as it was probably the first places I got to know in Nairobi when I came to this city in the sun. I have passed by and stood outside the archives about a hundred dozen times and not once have I ever gone inside. I have always had the notion in my mind that it was one old dark dusty building on the inside, up until recently when a cousin visiting from the diaspora tagged me a long on a little trip around some of the sites in our beautiful city.
So the other day we came across an amazing thread on twitter of this adventurer who had done Mt.Kenya a week or so ago. Hiking is not one of the favorites for most of us, but pretty sure it is in all our bucket-lists. If not then, you should see the photos that @AnnitaJoe1 shared on her twitter timeline, those should be enough to change your mind.
Anyway, we asked Annita to come up with a guest post for us to be shared with all our readers…and finally, it is ready!!! We were expecting her to write a few paragraphs and just show us the photos, but she dived into it fully(Warning: You may reconsider your hiking plans after reading through..haha).We thought we had seen it all in our hikes to Ngong Hills & Elephant Hill (and those tusmall hills everyone talks about, no names please), turns out we are not even halfway there. Take a read… Continue reading “Dear Travel Diary: How High Can You Go?”
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
Today we do things a little different. On the hotseat we do not have just another traveler, but a couple. Many couples only do traveling during their holidays, but we have those that are on the road frequent simply because of their love for travel. Liz and Brian are one of those. We allowed them to say something about themselves before the interview.
“We are Brian and Liz, a couple, madly in love. Brian is in the IT profession while Liz has a passion for crocheting and is an Auditor. We are also upcoming travel bloggers and vloggers too from Kenya. Traipsing around our beautiful country (and the globe soon) inspiring as many people as possible to explore the corners of this rich country. Our aim is to help you travel more and better, with all the information on your fingertips.”
For as long as I can remember my ideal holiday begins and ends with a beach. I’m a modern day water lover and sun worshipper. I never tire of our beautiful coastline-the white sandy beaches that we are so used to speaking of and the warm Indian Ocean. It is unlike no other- with the beach boys heckling, the carts of chilli mango and the various Italian eateries littered around. Mombasa, Malindi and Diani have evolved to form havens for the party-goers, the pleasure seekers and those in search for peace and quiet. So now I ask you, why wouldn’t you want to holiday here too? Continue reading “In Search Of Vitamin Sea”