It seems so often these days, the stress of every day life, the overwhelming (at times) nature of the information pouring at us through channels like Facebook and Instagram, and the beautiful images we see on other networks like Pinterest have us longing to just get away from it all. But sometimes, a vacation just isn’t in the cards. And even if it is, why limit yourself to a vacation where you have to get away? There is another option right in your backyard, and we definitely think it’s worth exploring! That’s why a staycation is a must-try for every person, couple, or family at least once in their lives if not monthly!
As travel writers/photographers, who also have full time jobs and not to mention a married life, things do get busy! Early last month we decided to take a trip to Malindi and enjoy some much needed vitamin sea. You will have to believe us when we say 3 days is definitely not enough time to fully explore Malindi, but that makes it even better as we have to revisit the place someday soon.
Nairobi’s cafe culture has taken off in a big way, with enthusiasts now being able to pick from a plethora of trendy cafes, each home to bold decor and menus to match. If they have nailed it with the decor, tons of natural light and their food tastes as good as the Instagram-worthy pics then they are sold. Whether you’re craving a cappuccino or simply want to sit back and watch the world go by, here are Nairobi’s 10 best independent cafes.
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.
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.
Diani Beach, located 30 km south of Mombasa, is one of the most beautiful beaches in Africa. Diani Beach is well known for its crystalline sands and its a good choice for those who wants to relax and chill out during their holidays. The water flows into a coral reef where you can indulge in water activities like snorkeling and get a chance to see beautiful fishes and corals.
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.”
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
We FINALLY booked a home stay using AirBnB!!!! We will share the whole experience with you and how you can get a discount with your first booking, but first…..
Happy New year 2018 🙂
We’ve had an account with Airbnb for several years, yet we’ve never booked a stay using this service. After we stayed in Naivasha with Airbnb, our only regret is that we didn’t use the booking site sooner.
Just a short drive from the heart of Nairobi, Kiambethu Farm at Limuru provides a tranquil insight into life on a settler farm.The farm house is set within beautiful gardens surrounded by acres of tea and indigenous forest – home to the Colobus monkey and plenty of other wildlife .
Kiambethu was bought and farmed by AB McDonell in 1910. He was the first person to grow, make and sell tea commercially in Kenya – now one of Kenya’s biggest exports. Five generations have lived on the farm and it is currently run by his granddaughter Fiona Vernon.