Dear Travel Diary: How High Can You Go?

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…20160829_2366-small Continue reading “Dear Travel Diary: How High Can You Go?”

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The Nairobi Bachelor’s Destinations: Ololosokuan Nature Trail

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.

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KNOW THE OTHER TRAVELER: Brian And Liz

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.

Camping at Lake Naivasha
Camping at Lake Naivasha

“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.”

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Kenyan Travel Blogs To Read: Part 2

Did you read the first article sharing the different Kenyan travel bloggers? Well, if you did not, Kenyan Travel Blogs To Read should be a good read too.

The above mentioned post listed all the travel blog I had come across. I knew the list wasn’t done, and the good readers of this blog helped me out by adding the below travel blogs that I should share about. it is a great thing to read on different travel experiences by different individuals and groups and to see locals taking the initiative to share on Kenya’s attractions on their own.

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Too Many Hashtags? #TembeaKenya

Who still keeps tabs on all the hashtags Kenya Tourism Board has created? The keyboard warriors may be assisting in drumming support for the Kenyan tourism industry, but how many do they need? Seriously. I have stuck with #TembeaKenya,the others just do not make sense to me. We may just need to sit down with whoever comes up with these online campaign strategies to fully understand KTB.dscn7927

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Kenyan Travel Blogs To Read

Travel blogging, or generally blogging has been on the rise in Kenya for sometime now. Guys have realized the power of the inter-web and started sharing their travel stories, experiences, photos and more via blogs. This has in turn helped encourage more people to travel and others to appreciate our treasures and attractions more. A few years back, local tourism was not a popular trend. Those who did travel almost always opted the sandy beaches at the coast for their getaways. However, due to the good work of the government through the ministry of tourism and culture, travel bloggers and travel instagrammers, guys now know have a variety of destinations.Who would ever have thought you would be saving for Lamu Festival in December?

I took the liberty to share a few of the local travel bloggers I admire and who share the same vision of Kenya being at the top of travel destinations in the world one day. Get to read about them and have a look at their sites, you’ll learn a few tips about travel or a destination you have never heard of.

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Dear Travel Diary: LOITOKTOK TRIP by @nasnasieku

As I write this am on my bed in my bedsitter but I prefer referring to it as a studio apartment. What’s with people hating on people who live in bedsitters? We all started somewhere right? Anyway this is about some trip I took to Loitoktok about six months ago. This is kind of a throwback story.

A little a while back I went on this trip while in campus. My major had this unit called studio where we would take these trips to certain towns in the country for a whole six days to undertake  research on a given topic based on an aspect of that town.This time round I didn’t feel like going for this but it just turns out that it is a mandatory trip and constitutes 80% of the final grade… mind you this was my last semester in campus. The research topic for this trip was to study the changes in the wildlife migratory corridors in the Amboseli ecosystem. According to school policy you are given four hundred shilling per day that is to cater for three meals a day plus accommodation. It’s not funny!img_2409

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Struggles Of A Traveler

The struggles of a traveler will of course vary from one to the other. We all travel to different destinations, love to have different experiences and even use different types of transport. As somebody who loves to travel by road and love to camp, I cannot have the same problems as the guy who loves to fly to his/her destinations and spend nights in 5 star rated rooms. So the following are my personal struggles as a young and not-so-known traveler. I’ll try and give out solutions of what I think will help in evading those struggles, but feel free to go the other way if you feel it’s not the best solution.DSCN7987 Continue reading “Struggles Of A Traveler”

KNOW THE OTHER TRAVELER: ARNOLD OLUNJA @arnoldolunja

WE ARE BACK!! The weekly KTOT is back. Do you know any travelers out there?We know a few and this is the place we get them to say a few words. We are priviledged to host Arnold(Twitter: @arnoldolunja, Wordpress: https://arnoldolunja.wordpress.com/) for this second season, welcome to this week’s Hot Seat!
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