The last wilderness

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My my my! Isn’t this post long over due! I do not even know where to start, how about the start. It all began in 2014. I had this insane interest in visiting Kora National Park and somehow every time i attempted to, i ended up not making it as river Rojewero’s waters were too high for the land cruiser ( looking back today i think i was just too afraid to cross the damn river lol ) and  i didn’t know of the alternative route. I had heard stories of this very beautiful long metallic bridge that linked Meru and Kora national parks and these stunning falls that could be viewed from the bridge and i  had this  vague picture in my head. I really was looking forward to finally making it to Kora.

Kora National park also known as The Last Wilderness is the third largest national park in Kenya and borders Meru national Park , Mwingi National reserve and Rahole National Reserve. Located in Tana River county,she was home to the legendary George Adamson (Baba Ya Simba). Kora was gazetted as a national park in the hope of preserving and continuing the conservation work of George Adamson in 1989 after his demise. The park’s topography contains rocky formations that create a surreal landscape, acacia woodlands and doum palms. Continue reading

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Road trip to Moshi

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As you may already know i was in Moshi not so long ago on a road trip that ended at this amazing place which i happened not to share many photos of,it’s been a busy couple of days, but am glad i can get to share the experience now.  To some of you Kikuletwa hot springs is no new name,some of you might have been there and some could be having the place in their bucket list. Well, i am here for the later. And i’ ll tell you what i wish someone had told me, you don’t need a couple of hours here,make it a day,all worth it. I am not feeling much like words today so… Continue reading

Lamu

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I have been pretty busy the past one month and this felt like a well deserved get away. My body and soul were craving for one and i am glad i chose Lamu county. I am a fervent lover of sunrises and sunsets,i know you know this already but just in case you didn’t 😊, and i had been longing to catch them from Lamu for a while so believe me when i tell you being in Lamu was such a big deal for me not just because of the rises and sets or this trip being my very first in the island but also because of the endless beaches (archipelago’s best beach), miles of sandy shores that tease you with their perfectly sculpted offshore waves to walk,the towns culture,the cuisines,cocktails ; and besides,what could be more relaxing?
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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

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