Footprints in Abu Dhabi

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Abu Dhabi is the capital and the second most populous city in the United Arab Emirates. The slick and modern capital of the U.A.E. presents a fascinating mixture of tradition and progression. Tracing its rich history back to around 3000 B.C., Abu Dhabi maintains a more distinctly Arabian ambiance than glitzy Dubai.

Abu Dhabi houses federal government offices, is the seat of the United Arab Emirates Government, home to the Abu Dhabi Emiri Family and the President of the UAE, who is from this family. She is home to important financial institutions such as the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange, the Central Bank of the United Arab Emirates and the corporate headquarters of many companies and numerous multinational corporations not forgetting that she’s one of the world’s largest oil producers. Continue reading

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Footprints in Dubai

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As i came to realize Dubai is one of those cities that’s so much more than meets the eye. So much to enjoy, and just a few days within which to do all the soul wants. I could have sworn the 120hrs were more than enough when i left JKIA. Last Easter i dug into my list and picked Dubai, and as usual,my experience in photos. I might need to apologize in advance,the photos are double the usual. Continue reading

Glamping in Laikipia

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Laikipia, a county that over time I have become unashamedly addicted to. The more I explore her, the more mysteries and beauty she reveals making me want to spend more and more time exploring the breadth of her unparalleled land. I’ve taken you on Safari to Laikipia before and today, I welcome you on board for yet another adventure, Sieku Glamping.

Being the first time for this kind of experience you can imagine how excited i was but first things first, what is glamping? Well, to me, glamping is a blend of glamour and camping. While camping, as a friend of mine likes to put it (i do not agree with him) when turning down a camping offer, is where one spends a small fortune to live like a homeless person lol, glamping on the other hand is a way of experiencing the great outdoors without sacrificing comfort and luxury and the best part with glamping, a tent is put up for you.

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Bisanadi National Reserve

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I have been off this blogging world for what feels like forever but am back and today i’ ll be drifting from my usual. In the spirit of #KnowYourParks&Reserves i’ ll be featuring a reserve that i came to realize not so many people knew of its existence. So, how much do you know about Bisanadi? Have you ever heard of the place? Well, if your answer is no then you are in luck.
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Top 5 travel goals

shutterstock-557636224Every traveler has one. It changes depending on our mood, what we’ve been reading, and who we’ve talked to, but it’s always there. The List. Sometimes we write it down, sometimes it’s only in our heads. We talk about it, “it’s on my list” and “that’s getting bumped up on my list”, but on all the travel blogs I have read, I haven’t seen anyone’s list,at least not yet.

It’s the list of places you want to travel to. Your list might have 2, 6, 10 or a 100 places to visit, but I’m just talking about the top 5. The places you really want to visit. Continue reading

Corners of Naivasha

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There are loads of things one can do on a weekend one being road trips,shopping (laughs), trying out recipes,camping,hiking, sampling cuisines(clearly the foodie in me cannot be surpressed) and weekend getaways just to mention a few. I mentioned road trips and before i embark on the later,if you’ve never been to Mt Ololokwe, just hit the road already. The view in itself will forever be a vivid memory in your mind.

Up until Thursday afternoon last week if someone had asked me where my itchy travel feet would take me next i’ d have been very quick to mention Laikipia(i was really certain about it that i even had a blog title of the trip on draft) but all that changed when a friend of mine brought Kiira cottage  to my attention via whatsapp. I knew of its existence that i even had it in my bucketlist but not really a priority though i have to admit the photos i recieved on thursday afternoon were enough to make my feet itch.I was in for the weekend adventure on a whim. The whole getaway idea was a last minute thing but when you have Stejos Tours behind the wheel,what’ s there to worry about? Continue reading

Footprints in Tanzania

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Hello loves,i trust you all have been good since the last time.If you follow me on social media then you probably know what am here to share about.How many photos are too many for a post because i have a feeling this is going to be the lengthiest post i’ ll ever do.Seriously, i don’t know what to leave out,i feel like every photo plays a role.

It couldn’t possibly get any more story-bookish than this place.Picture this; A beautiful lake with shimmering piercingly blue waters glints in the sunlight, fringed with a forest full of lush green trees that grace its periphery, and right at the edge of this hilly idyllic, picture perfect scene is Wag Hill lodge & Spa Seriously, pinch me already!  Continue reading

Garissa

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Try googling Garissa and almost everything you’ll see will be negative.Tell someone you are heading to Garissa and see how they look at you that is if they don’t ask you; what’s good in Garissa?,where will you stay? and the obvious that i won’t mention. Today am here to appreciate and write something positive about the town .Something that quite a number of you know nothing about,The answer to where will you stay. Garissa’s hospitality industry which i have to admit given the challenges the town has faced in the past,it is really growing.
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Kisumu Pt.2

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Settling for Kisumu was a walk in the park,choosing where to stay on the other hand 🤦🤦.I had 5 items on my to do list while in Kisumu; To catch the sunset from an elevated angle,catch the sunset by the lake,go on either a sunrise or sunset cruise,delight in local cuisines and lastly learn something new about Kisumu, its residents and their culture.This list didn’t make it any easier for me as i found myself torn between Acacia Premier hotel and Jambo Impala Ecolodge and as a result i ended up settling for both. What i loved most about Jambo Impala Ecolodge was the ease in organizing for my cruise and the fact that its nestled by the lake shores which made actualizing my list so easy.

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Kisumu Pt. 1

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My dream has always been to get to all the 47 county’s of the magical Kenya.Minus Kisumu county am down to 4 though i do not see myself doing 2 (Mandera and Wajir county’s) but well, never say never. Over the Easter holiday i got to do a little emptying of the bucket list,I chose Kisumu and honestly,i couldn’t have had it any other way. I had one hell of an mind blowing experience,food had a lot to play in that for starters.I also got to connect with nature,learned a little bit more of the Luo community in addition to what i have learned from my colleagues and history lessons way back in school.Why have i never been to Kisumu before?🤷🏽‍♀ Continue reading