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KENYA AS A SPORTS TOURISM DESTINATION

KENYA AS A SPORTS TOURISM DESTINATION

Tourism is constantly evolving but there is now an important change in demand and tourist expectation. Sports Tourism is now a significant part of the tourism industry in Kenya, with athletes visiting from countries in Europe, Asia, the US and other parts of the world to train or conduct philanthropic activities. In 2009, Usain Bolt, the fastest man in the world in the 100m and 200m, visited Kenya for charity work as did world tennis star Serena Williams in 2010.

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RONDO RETREAT- NATURE LOVERS SANCTUARY

RONDO RETREAT- NATURE LOVERS SANCTUARY

Deep inside Kakamega Forest lies the alluring Rondo Retreat Center, a Christian sanctuary for nature lovers. A very lush, green and peaceful base if you want to explore the only remnant in Kenya of the once magnificent tropical rainforest that stretched across Central Africa, also known as the Guinea-Congolian forest.

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WARIDI PARADISE HOTEL AND SUITES: STAYCATION IN NAIROBI,KENYA.

WARIDI PARADISE HOTEL AND SUITES: STAYCATION IN NAIROBI,KENYA.

Our work schedules have been crazy, limiting our blogging life but we have been sharing a few travel spots on our Instagram Feed  Also with the increase in gas prices, traveling has become an expensive affair. That’s why we decided to try out something different and cost effective. A staycation within the city yes, but at a very relaxing spot for a much needed breeze at Waridi Paradise Hotel and Suites. Continue reading “WARIDI PARADISE HOTEL AND SUITES: STAYCATION IN NAIROBI,KENYA.”

TRAVEL FAQs- WANDERLUSTING THE MAGICAL KENYA

TRAVEL FAQs- WANDERLUSTING THE MAGICAL KENYA

We have been blogging about our beautiful motherland for almost 2 years now and we have received a fair share of questions about traveling in Kenya from all over the world. We’ll try answer them to the best of our knowledge but for further assistance on all things travel visit Magical Kenya

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HELL’S GATE NATIONAL PARK- UP CLOSE ENCOUNTER WITH WILDLIFE

HELL’S GATE NATIONAL PARK- UP CLOSE ENCOUNTER WITH WILDLIFE

Hell’s Gate National Park is a perfect sequestered weekend gateway yet close to the city.

The park is located in the great Rift valley,Kenya. About 110 km from Nairobi. It covers an area of about 68 square km and is one of the few game parks we have locally where you can walk, run or cycle alongside giraffes, zebras, warthogs, gazelles among others. Nothing beats such an adventure!

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WHEN IN ETHIOPIA PART 1-NORTH

WHEN IN ETHIOPIA PART 1-NORTH

Hello Lovelies 🙂

For those of you who follow us on Instagram  you know  I (Liz) took a 3 day work related trip to Addis Ababa-Ethiopia. This was my second  visit to the Horn of Africa and I was aflame to say the least. I remember how my first visit was all work related denying me an opportunity to wander around or even shop. This time though it had to be different and the explorer in me was on full alert. I had made a list of everything I wanted to do,but funny enough never got to check them all out giving me all the reason to plan a third visit soon 🙂

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FORT JESUS – THE OLD PORT GUARD

FORT JESUS – THE OLD PORT GUARD

Mombasa old town is believed to be the first place at the Kenyan Coast to be settled by the Swahili ethnic group. At the mention of Old town, the first thing that crosses ones mind is the view of an old quiet town located at the edge of the sea that boasts of rich culture, a diverse community, deep history and ancient architecture- Fort Jesus.

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HALLER PARK- A  BEAUTIFUL ECOLOGICAL SANCTUARY IN MOMBASA

HALLER PARK- A BEAUTIFUL ECOLOGICAL SANCTUARY IN MOMBASA

 Haller Park, a gorgeous sanctuary in Bamburi, previously known as Bamburi Quarry Nature Trail. It is now named after the founder, Dr. René Haller, who has done the unthinkable and managed to transform barren limestone quarries into what is now a thriving ecosystem of forest, grasslands and ponds. Haller Park is situated on the North Coast of Mombasa along the Mombasa Malindi road, next to the Bamburi Cement factory.

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LAKE OLOIDEN CAMPSITE

LAKE OLOIDEN CAMPSITE

  We all wish we could escape to our favorite hole or walk away from work.Well, not really but equally as enticing (for us at this moment), is camping.

When we think about going camping in Kenya,especially if you are in Nairobi,the first thing that comes to mind 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 too much further. Lake Oloiden is where it’s at.

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