First published in Nomad Magazine (Issue 14 – Deep Blue) We were in search of a place to do nothing but sit next to a crackling fire, listen to the sounds of the earth, have a conversation with people in person while disconnecting from our virtual world, all while being comfortable and at home. When … More Lelwel Cottage in Timau
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
“Who will now care for the animals, for they cannot look after themselves? Are there young men and women who are willing to take on this charge? Who will raise their voices, when mine is carried away on the wind, to plead their case?” – George Adamson Kora National Park Kora, “The … More Meru and Kora National Park – A nostalgic trip
The beach is my safe haven, where I can let go of all my worries and dive straight into paradise. And the Kenyan coast, well you see, I like her waves in particula (cue in Major Lazer & DJ maphorisa)! One beach I can’t get enough of is Diani beach. Over the last decade I’ve … More Maisha Maridadi – A beautiful life in Diani
Quirky, unique and adorable. The Brandy Bus is a rare find in the heart of Karen, perfect for a quick weekend away or a longer stay to rejuvenate, rest and gain some inspiration! A quick history… We love learning how and why the places we stay at have come about. This double-decker bus belonged to … More The Brandy Bus in Karen
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
FYI SIEKU GLAMPING IS BIGGER AND BETTER SINCE WE POSTED THIS BLOG. I get it, not everyone is cut out for camping. To some it’s a tedious and unpleasant experience while to the rest of us it’s a refreshing and wholesome one. But you have to give it a shot at least once in your life … More Sieku Glamping – A Laikipian treasure
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
Kenya has so much to offer us, why do we search for travel experiences so eagerly elsewhere? Sometimes just that one night away is all your mind needs. So put your phone aside, disconnect from the world and be at one with the universe. Listen to the sounds of the wind, birds chirping, feel the … More One night at The Castle (Champagne Ridge)
Watch our travel video on this epic trip: CLICK HERE TO WATCH! Only four days. The plan? To get to Kenya’s only tropical forest, to the shores of Africa’s largest lake, to the last remaining sanctuary of the Roan Antelope and finally to one of the world’s most famous national reserves in Kenya. The journey was … More Explore more. Western Kenya.
It was like walking into a mystical land of imagination, eco-love and all round good vibes. Land that was once nothing but grass was now thriving with lush trees, creepers, bushes, lots (and lots) of animals, peculiar structures, stained glass art and vibrant architecture. How had I never been here in all these years? I … More Kitengela Glass Art – A Wonderland
We left the capital heading towards the Nguruman Escarpment in the early hours of the morning to avoid traffic. The Magadi road is one of my favourite routes in Kenya, even when it was covered with horrendous potholes which left me with a sore, it still took my breath away. BUT you’d be pleased to … More Nguruman Escarpment – A dusty, humid beauty.
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)
When thinking about going camping I’m sure the first thing that comes to a lot of our minds is the lovely stretch along Lake Naivasha which includes several campsites such as Fishermans, Cray Fish and Camp Carnelley’s. All great places but sometimes you just want to get off the beaten track without having to venture … More Back to Basics- Lake Oloiden
There are some places in this world that take your breath away. Raha Mstarehe is one of them. Less than two hours out of Nairobi, set on the cliffs of Champagne ridge, this is a place where you’re bound to find peace and forget about time altogether. (Read our previous article on Olurur House to … More Raha Mstarehe – Where time stands still (Champagne Ridge)
Our guest blogger Sanjeev Jandu recently went on a trip to Nanyuki. Read below on her lovely long weekend. I wanted to get away from the city life for a long romantic weekend, but somewhere I could still find things to do around town. And what better place to go than Nanyuki? This little town … More Nanyuki Getaway
There’s something about camping that liberates you – the simplicity of life and being at one with nature, it’s a breath of fresh air (literally!) that my mind and body need ever so often. It had been a while since I’d stepped out into the wild and pitched up a tent – the urge was … More Camp Carnelley’s and everything in between
Hmm oh, sweet chai o’ mine. Limuru is a breath of fresh air! Tucked away in the lush plains of Limuru is Kiambethu Tea Farm. Once you pass Banana Hill, you drive through a winding road cutting through rolling hills of beautiful tea farms. Isn’t Limuru stunning? Kiambethu was bought and farmed by AB McDonell … More Tea bliss in Kiambethu
I recently ventured out to a mysterious place called Ngare Ndare Forest for the weekend. Usually, when I think of beautiful blue cascading waterfalls and large canopy forests I think of exotic places like Thailand and Brazil. Little did I know it was right on my doorstep… The forest is about a 4-hour drive from … More Magical Ngare Ndare
You have a dog, you have a car, you have a passion for traveling. There aren’t many places in Kenya where you can take your four-legged best friend.