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5 Reasons to Visit Kenya Beyond Wildlife & Safaris

Kenya is a true melting pot of culture, heritage, traditions, and some of the largest treasure of natural wonders in the world. The tourism industry has taken great advantage of this, making it a multi-million dollar economic sector. With that being said, Nairobi and other cities in Kenya offer a vast array of things to do and places to see outside of the natural wonders found in the country. Fortunately, All The Rooms has put together a cool list of reasons to visit Kenya beyond its marvelous wildlife.

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Cultural Festivals in Kenya

When we talk cultural festival you are probably thinking shirtless people running around and having fun. Well, that would be most visitors when they attend these festivals, and not the locals. Haha! Cultural Festivals have grown leaps and bounds over the last 5 or so years. The interest in these festivals has grown, with visitors coming just for them from far and wide.

These are some of the famous festivals in Kenya. Continue reading “Cultural Festivals in Kenya”

SAMBURU AND BUFFALO SPRINGS NATIONAL RESERVES

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Did you read the first article about the North? We called it The Northern Treasures. We recommend you should check it out, just to get you excite and have your wanderlust spirits excited. We got to give a taste of how the North of Kenya ha more to offer than any of us imagine. We promised a few more information of that side of Mt Kenya, and we always keep our word.

So, Samburu & Bufallo Spring National Reserves…

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  • Altitude 2,500 – 4,000ft.
  • Area Samburu 104 sq. ft. kms.
  • Area Buffalo Spring 131 sq. kms.
  • Distance from Nairobi 343 kms.
  • Two airstrips
  • Opened 1985
  • Scenic Beauty, Rivers & Forest
  • Leopard, Hippo, Elephant, Lion
  • Permanent Springs
  • Rich Cultural Inheritance

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Fourteen Falls

So the other day I was busy coding, straining my head with java programming language when I received a text from a pal. ‘Are you on for this?’ read the text, accompanied by a screenshot of a trip planned to Ol Donyo Sabuk National Park in Kiambu county. It had been a while since I was to those sides, and never been to that Ol Donyo Sabuk National Park area at all. Being a Travel Bug is a disease, I didn’t even think about it.

And so on Saturday early morning we were on our way to Thika. It’s a long way out, probably a 3 hour or more long journey. I slept the whole way, blame it on the friends who dragged me out of bed that Friday night. I woke up somewhere between Thika and our destination. Great scenery! We stopped for ‘haja ndogo’ next to some pineapple plantations. DSCN7348 Continue reading “Fourteen Falls”

KNOW THE OTHER TRAVELER: CINDY NAMISI

IMG_5944Hi there, another Friday is here. Welcome to this week’s Hot Seat!

  1. First, just tell us about yourself and what you are involved in.

I am Valery Cindy Namisi, 22 years of age, I have 2 brothers and live in madaraka estate. I am a fourth year student at Daystar University, athi river campus, majoring in communication, electronic media, so you can say I’m a journalist in the making. I also have a business, where I get to travel at very low and affordable prices and make a living travelling. I’m a yellow (Take the personality test at marcacceta.com/personality ), which makes me the sensitive soul in terms of personality. And I guess if you want to hide anything from me, you can hide it in a book. Continue reading “KNOW THE OTHER TRAVELER: CINDY NAMISI”

KNOW THE OTHER TRAVELER: MARVIN OGOLLA @MaMarvo

NFvewdXpYou have probably seen his social media accounts, or even interacted with him about tourism, all we know is that he loves Naivasha..hehe! On twitter his handle is @MaMarvo, @Marvoma on Instagram and known as Marvin Ama Marvo on facebook. We wanted to know him better. Welcome to this week’s Hot Seat! Continue reading “KNOW THE OTHER TRAVELER: MARVIN OGOLLA @MaMarvo”

Dear Travel Diary: I Wish I could Go Back

I had never been to this part of the world, had heard it on the news definitely, many times, but never been here. The weather was humid and cold, very cold. The vegetation was all green around, and the ground wet. The hills around us seemed to watch us, wondering who were these visitors all covered up heavily while the sun was shining, with the same looks the local persons were giving us.mt elgon Continue reading “Dear Travel Diary: I Wish I could Go Back”

KNOW THE OTHER TRAVELER: IVAN MALALA

526451_10200191238438059_1283840572_n15 interviews later and we thought we could do with some changes in our weekly ‘Know The Other Traveler’ posts. We have done a lot of writing so far, putting the friends we have made in our infamous hotseat. So today, we decided to try a video interview.

We requested Ivan Malala, a friend of FunTravel Kenya for an interview and he invited us to his home. Here it is.

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