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?”
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.
Get to go through these blogs, you’ll learn a few tips about travel or a destination you have never heard of. Continue reading “Kenyan Travel Blogs To Read: Part 2”
Meru National Park is wild and beautiful. Straddling the equator and bisected by 13 rivers and numerous mountain-fed streams, it is an especially scenic area of Kenya. It has diverse scenery from woodlands at 3,000ft. on the slopes of Nyambeni Mountain Range, northeast of Mount Kenya, to wide open plains with wandering riverbanks dotted with doum palms. Continue reading “BISANADI NATIONAL RESERVE”
The Kenya Tourist Board (KTB) is quickly turning its attention to the remotest, but well endowed northern tourism circuit to try and save the tourism sector that has been on the downwards trend for a few years now. This has made them advertise the Northern Tourism Circuit more.
As you may know, or not, we were nominated as one of the best travel blogs in Kenya and made the cut to be on the ballot out of all the amazing travel blogs we read. We were really proud for this having only done this for a year and half or so, and really got serious a year ago. It’s a good feeling when something you start out of passion gets recognized. The #BAKEAwards happened this previous Saturday and we didn’t manage to win. Tough luck!
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.
How is your May coming along? I bet everyone is wishing for May the 4th be with you. I also do not why. I hope you haven’t started squandering your savings or that paycheck already on pork choma and those bitter waters. Hear me out first, then decide if the Mrs or that crush whose birthday is this May will appreciate this or some nyama choma at that joint on your way to South C (I got you!). Jambojet wants your month of May to take off in the best way possible by letting you fly for just Ksh. 2950! Continue reading “Fly Jambojet This May & June”
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.
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. Continue reading “Struggles Of A Traveler”