Samatian Island – Lake Baringo

First published in Nomad Magazine (Issue 16 – Weekend Away) Tucked away at the bottom of the Rift Valley is Lake Baringo, a fresh water lake renowned for its array of bird life, breathtaking sunsets and spectacular surroundings. Lake Baringo is also a Ramsar site, having been recognized internationally as a vitally important wetland. Lake Baringo is home … More Samatian Island – Lake Baringo

Sabache Eco Camp – Samburu

First published in Nomad Magazine (Issue 15 – Hot List) Nomad_Hot List Background: Driving up Kenya’s northern road is always a visual and cultural treat. Watching shades of greens turning into yellows dotted with colourful Samburu tending to their herds, Samburu feels like an entirely different world. Nestled right next to the distinctive Mount Ololokwe is Sabache … More Sabache Eco Camp – Samburu

Jewelry making workshop with local Kenyan women in Kibera

What kind of traveler are you? One that wants to experience a city’s most popular and busy attractions or someone who wants to immerse themselves in a city’s culture, meet with local people and make a social impact? If you fall in the latter, then this one’s for you. We recently made friends with the … More Jewelry making workshop with local Kenyan women in Kibera

Amboseli Bush Camp – A gem at the foothills of Kilimanjaro

You know what sucks about being in the bush? Having to pee or going for a number two. There’s nothing scarier or more vulnerable than having to squat amongst long grass, surrounded by dudus, which can totally crawl up your legs, hearing strange noises in the distance, the possibility of a hungry animal sneaking up … More Amboseli Bush Camp – A gem at the foothills of Kilimanjaro

Nyika Bird Sanctuary – birds, dogs and red dusted solitude (Mtito Andei)

Nestled in between red dusty roads and Africa’s iconic “tree of life” the Baobab, lies Nyika Bird Sanctuary. A quaint house surrounded by thorny shrubs and a chorus of bird song. I’ve never really been a fan of big hotels. I prefer small, private and quaint spaces. Nyika Bird Sanctuary ticked all the boxes for … More Nyika Bird Sanctuary – birds, dogs and red dusted solitude (Mtito Andei)

Rondo Retreat – A nature lovers sanctuary in the midst of the Kakamega rainforest

The Retreat Rondo Retreat, a Christian sanctuary for nature lovers in the thicket of the Kakamega Rainforest. A very lush, green and peaceful base if you want to explore the only remnant in Kenya of the once great tropical rainforest that stretched across Central Africa, also known as the Guineo-Congolian forest. I was pleasantly surprised … More Rondo Retreat – A nature lovers sanctuary in the midst of the Kakamega rainforest

Ol Talet – The place with a view from above (Olepolos Hill)

Up next is a quaint little self-catered house with a pretty appropriate name – Ol Talet, meaning ‘the place with a view from above’ in Masaai. Another gem of a place tucked away in the picturesque landscapes of The Great Rift Valley, at the edge of Olepolos hill. Ol Talet sits only about 45km out … More Ol Talet – The place with a view from above (Olepolos Hill)