For the whole month of November and up until December 22nd, children of age 16 and under get free entry into Ol Pejeta Conservancy. Continue reading “Kids Go For Free To Ol Pejeta”
Do you go harsh on a baby or you try and let the mistakes be the teacher? I should have asked my mother this, but that lady will give me an answer that will leave me with more questions than answers. I just don’t understand her on most times. I could also have gone to twitter and asked the many wonderful mothers I follow, but you just never which side they wake up on. I know better! And so here I am, with no answer to that question but an experience I can share.
Standard Gauge Railway is the latest of Kenya’s projects. The baby that was talked much for what felt like forever. You see, for the longest time, the Kenya Railways was associated with old, rickety and slow moving trains. It was a relic to say the least. Last time I took a long distance train ride was mid 1990s, from Kisumu to Yala. And it was a ride I still remember vivid today. The hard chairs, the swaying from side to side, the horns… that was the old. ‘Madaraka Express’ is the new. Shiny, faster and with leather seats(still in doubt), it is the complete opposite of the old.
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.
If you’re waiting to head out on your safari adventure, or if you just got back, you may be wondering what the other things to do in Nairobi are. After all, just because you’re enjoying the local wildlife and native culture doesn’t mean you have to forgo all modern attractions. Though there are plenty of natural attractions, too. So from famous sights around the city to some of the best eateries to some top parks, below are some of the best attractions to hit up around Nairobi, Kenya.
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”
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?”
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.
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.
Happy new year folks! Welcome back to another 12 months of sharing travel stories we experience, especially those we want to forget..hehe! Anyone with a quick getaway experience over the holidays you need to share? Those who saved enough, and the rich kids. Some of us had used all our savings(..in a pretty good way) by the time we got to the holidays we just had to stay in our beds and like your Instagram photos. Several people were down at the coast(as is the norm), good for you. Continue reading “Watamu Bliss”