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
“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
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
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