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!
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.
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
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!
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.
Kenya is a land of incredible diversity, it’s rife with topographical diversity with glaciers in the equator, dense forests, endless Savannah and bush country, lakes that stretches as far as the eye can see, deserts, mountains and miles of beautiful beaches – this is the original safari country and there is nothing like it anywhere else.
We reached out to Robert Michael Poole– A travel expert, to get some of his best tips for traveling through this eclectic East African country.
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”
A few weeks back, we got a chance to kick off our heels and catch up with nature at a charming cabin at the slopes of Mt.Kenya. Castle Forest Lodge is the perfect place to get away from the city for just a day or two and enjoy the forest and tranquility that comes with it. Continue reading “CASTLE FOREST LODGE AT THE FOOTHILL OF MT.KENYA”