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The Gem, Karura Forest

Karura Forest is a unique ecosystem in Kenya’s capital surrounded by the northern up-market suburbs of Muthaiga, Runda and Gigiri, with Kiambu Road on one side and Limuru Road on the other, Karura Forest exists. At 1,041 hectares, it is one of the largest urban gazetted forests in the world. The forest contains nearly all […]

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Kenya Wins big at World Travel Awards 2017

Courtesy of the DAILY NATION Kenya is once again on the global arena after the popular Maasai Mara National Reserve was voted Africa’s leading national park at the World Travel Awards 2017. The Mara overcame fierce competition from Kruger National Park in South Africa, Serengeti National Park in Tanzania, Central Kalahari Game Reserve in Botswana, […]

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World Tourism Day

World Tourism Day Many people around celebrate the United Nations’ (UN) World Tourism Day, which is on September 27 each year. The day aims to foster awareness among the international community of the importance of tourism and its social, cultural, political and economic values. Travel has been said to broaden the mind, exploring the world […]

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World Rhino Day and Conservation

World Rhino Day is celebrated on September 22 every year! This special day provides the opportunity for cause-related organizations, NGOs, zoos, and members of the public to celebrate rhinos in their own unique ways. World Rhino Day activities vary from one participant to the next. Donors and partners are able to contribute to the organizations […]

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Machakos Tourism

Machokos has alot to offer in terms of tourism and that why its flocked with visitors all year round. We have compiled a list of the Machakos major attractions but not limited to. Kindly enjoy! Ol Donyo Sabuk National Park Ol Donyo, means ‘mountain of the buffalo’. The ecosystem constitutes a mountain which is entirely covered […]

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Machakos County

Machakos is South Eastern Kenya and is blessed with a variety of tourism attractions ranging from the rich cultural heritage diversity to historical missionary destinations to breathtaking landscapes and sceneries. Machakos County, nicknamed ‘Macha,’ was the first capital city of Kenya and now, it is an administrative county located in the former Eastern Province of […]

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Visit Morocco

Morocco is an amazing country which is known the world over for its early Islamic architecture, long, inviting beaches and a variety of spices, sold both in markets and as part of an array of dishes at restaurants. It has many vibrant and historic cities, where there’s lots to see, like the famous markets of […]

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Maralal Camel Derby 2017

The Maralal Camel Derby is an annual event which has attracted the interest of many in recent years.  This year, the event will be held on 31st August 2017 to 3rd September 2017 just outside of Maralal town. This is Kenya’s best known and most prestigious camel race where one has an opportunity to race […]

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Birding in Kenya

Kenya is best known as a safari destination for viewing big mammals, However, birding is also spectacular activity to explore. Kenya has a unique and diverse array of habitat types, ranging from the snow-capped mountains at about 5000 meters above sea level, tropical lowlands, highland forests, vast savannas, and rolling plains and grasslands to the […]

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Nairobi “Hang Out” spots.

Brew Bistro Night Club and Restaurant Brew Bistro is located on Piedmont Plaza along Ngong Road and it is one of the coolest nightlife spots in Nairobi. Brew Bistro is famed for its master brewers and premium brews as well as the exquisite restaurant that serves delicious local and international gourmet meals and bites. The […]

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Local Annual Festivals

Lamu Cultural Festival Lamu Cultural Festival is a celebration of both the past and the future, and the beliefs and traditions that are the heart and soul of the Lamu community. Every year Lamu comes to life during the Lamu Cultural  Cultural Festival which  is a three-day event highlighting Lamu’s heritage, as Kenyans come together […]

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Tantalizing Ngare Ndare

Ngare Ndare Forest is a flourishing 5,554 hectare indigenous forest at the foothills of Mt. Kenya. Ngare Ndare is Maasai for ‘water for the goats’. The forest forms an important corridor for elephants and other wildlife moving from Mt. Kenya forest to Il Ngwesi, Mukogodo and other sections of Kenya’s northern rangelands that includes the […]

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20 Summer Ideas

Summer is the seasons for travelling, family time and also experiencing something new. .  We have put together the ultimate guide of the best family activities out this summer in Kenya, where there is no shortage of the African experience.  There are plenty of fascinating places to explore in Kenya; the country is steeped in history, lauded […]

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LakeSide City-Kisumu

Top things to do in Kisumu, Kisumu Impala Sanctuary Sitting on nearly 38 hectares some 2 miles from the city center, the Kisumu Impala Sanctuary provides a home for threatened impalas within Kisumu County. It’s also home to other wildlife such as hippos, zebras, lions, cheetahs and buffaloes. Activities offered include picnicking, bird watching and camping. The […]

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Rusinga Island

Southwards of Kisumu lays the dreamland of the ancient historic magical Island of Rusinga. It is a place with amazing skies and birds which offers you more of the aquatic culture of Lake Victoria. Rusinga was a Bantu word derived from ‘Lusinga’ meaning Island. It is an elongation approximately 16 km from end to end […]

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Summer Escape!

It is the hottest season of the year in the northern hemisphere from June to August famously known as summer. Homes are hot, the outdoors is hot, and the car is even hotter than both of those… Everything is hot and sometimes it can become unbearable. The season is best attributed to good times, because […]

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Lamu Cultural Festival

Lamu Cultural Festival is a celebration of both the past and the future, and the beliefs and traditions that are the heart and soul of the Lamu community. Every year Lamu comes to life during the Lamu Cultural  Cultural Festival which  is a three-day event highlighting Lamu’s heritage, as Kenyans come together to celebrate both […]

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Best “Hang out” in Nairobi

NIGTH CLUBS AND RESTAURANTS IN NAIROBI KENYA BREW BISTRO NIGHT CLUB AND RESTAURANT Brew Bistro is located on Piedmont Plaza along Ngong Road and it is one of the coolest nightlife spots in Nairobi. Brew Bistro is famed for its master brewers and premium brews as well as the exquisite restaurant that serves delicious local […]

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Castaway-Chic Che Shale

This is a chic beach retreat nestled in lush vegetation and set on a pristine and secluded beach that stretches for 5 kilometers. Awaiting you are miles of unspoilt deserted beach,  stylish beach bandas, attentive service, delicious fresh cuisine , beach walks, adrenaline-filled watersports, to make your escape. Che Shale is found along the Kenyan […]

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Best of Mambrui, Malindi.

Just north of Malindi in the most fascinating areas of the Swahili coast lies the village of Mambrui,  near the mouth of the river  Athi-Galana-Sabaki . The extra ordinary Mambrui beach is known as “Golden Beach”. This is because of the strong presence of pyrite, giving it a golden effecty. The scene is more breath taking at dawn […]

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