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.
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.
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!
Glamping is an exciting new trend that combines the luxuries of staying in a hotel while being close to mother nature without having to pitch a tent yourself. If this sounds like your type of getaway, look no further. One family has redefined luxury camping in the city by setting up a one of a kind eco camp right at the capital. When booking a Kenyan safari, Nairobi as a destination barely comes to mind, not to mention Nairobi being the only city in the world with a national park in its backyard. Continue reading “ANGA AFRIKA- LUXURY TENTED CAMPS IN THE SUBURBS OF KAREN, NAIROBI”
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.