Another Year To Be On The Road

January is here, yet another month to make plans for your year’s travel schedule. And for those of us with a few coins still in the account, to go on a very cheap mini-vacation. Oh, Happy New Year guys. Hope your holidays were merry and you crossed over in one piece. Where did you travel to? How was your stay? Kindly share with the rest of us.

2017 wasn’t the best of years in terms of travelling for most of us. There were a lot of uncertainties which most of the not-seasoned travelers gave as excuses to not travel. 2018, however, looks to be very promising. A lot of guys look to be very optimistic of traveling this year to new destinations and explore Kenya more. It’s January though, so I can’t trust any of you yet. Hahaha! Continue reading “Another Year To Be On The Road”

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Dear Travel Diary: Tembea Aberdares Photos

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At the Rift Valley viewpoint!

The Aberdare National Park covers the higher areas of the Aberdare Mountain Ranges of central Kenya and the Aberdare Salient to their east. The park is located about 100 km north from Nairobi and stretches over a wide variety of terrains because it covers altitudes from about 7,000 feet (2,100 m) to 14,000 feet (4,300 m) above sea level. Established in May 1950, the Aberdare National Park covers an area of 766 square kilometers and forms part of the Aberdare Mountain Range. The park contains a wide range of landscapes – from the mountain peaks that rise to 14,000 feet (4,300 m) above sea level, to their deep, v-shaped valleys intersected by streams, rivers, and waterfalls. Moorland, bamboo forests and rainforests are found at lower altitudes. Continue reading “Dear Travel Diary: Tembea Aberdares Photos”

Dear Travel Diary: Fun To Magadi

The planning had been done, it was now time to get on the road. We were to meet in town by 8.00AM and be on our way by 8.30AM. The bus was there earlier than even the scheduled time, by 7.00AM. A good number of the guys arrived in time, we were almost all in number as the departure time reached. Remember that article about ‘Why Do You Travel?’, well as usual we had ‘the other guy’ on board. They had not arrived fifteen minutes after the departure time had gone by. 30 minutes, 40 minutes…we were getting impatient. As we were just about to give up and head off, they arrived. Guys who had kept time were not happy, it was not fair. It was going to be a long day.DSCN7833 Continue reading “Dear Travel Diary: Fun To Magadi”

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”