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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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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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A DAY TOUR AT KIAMBETHU FARM

A DAY TOUR AT KIAMBETHU FARM

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.

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PHOTODIARY FROM AMBOSELI

PHOTODIARY FROM AMBOSELI

It had been on our list of ‘top places to visit’ for years! And it seems we crossed our fingers hard enough because we got to explore the magical Amboseli National Park early this year. We stayed at – a luxury boutique lodge Oltukai Lodge located inside the park.

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DISCOVERING TAVETA: A WANDERER’S ROAD.

DISCOVERING TAVETA: A WANDERER’S ROAD.

Many of life’s greatest stories begin with a couple of friends, randomly deciding to jump in a car and drive somewhere.You roll down the windows, turn up the tunes and cruise into brand new adventures. Indeed, there’s nothing better than a good ol’ fashioned road trip.

We recently took one to Taveta on an assignment for Grogan Castle and realized there is so much to see just from the convenience of your car 🙂 Wildlife and photogenic landscapes are plenty in Taveta county.

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HOTEL REVIEW: SIRVILLE LAKE ELEMENTAITA LODGE

HOTEL REVIEW: SIRVILLE LAKE ELEMENTAITA LODGE

Uniquely situated on the shoreline of sapphire-blue Lake Elementaita, where hundreds of thousands of birds congregate, the exclusive Sirville Lodge is an area of breathtaking beauty.We were recently invited to do a review of this stunning lodge, and the place blew us away.

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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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