Ol Donyo Sabuk National Park, Kenya

Have you heard of Buffalo Mountain in Kenya? Also known as Killimambogo and located inside Ol Donyo Sabuk National Park. . Getting there isn’t a dramatic journey; the main gate is about 85 Kms from Nairobi on mostly good roads. You will also pass a big shopping centre in Thika called Ananas Mall, a convenient…

Mandharini, Kilifi

Mandharini is a unique and exceptional development in Kilifi, Kenya. The property includes multiple luxury homes as well as a beach bar and restaurant with views of the beautiful, calm Kilifi creek. An ideal destination for a romantic getaway, a friends’ road trip or a family vacation. The houses have a private pool and there…

Mawe Mingi Bush House, Nanyuki

  Nanyuki is rather easy to appreciate, from the breathtaking views of mount Kenya, to the abundance of wildlife and activities and proximity to Nairobi. I recently came across a SPECTACULAR self catering option called Mawe Mingi Bush House. There are two houses, the main Mawe Mingi Bush House that is big enough for 10…

Self- Catering Cottage at Sandai Farm, Nyeri

Just under 200 kms from Nairobi, located in Nyeri County is a large estate called Sandai Farm. The biggest influencing factor for me is that they have self-catering cottages, but you can also do a full board booking and eat, drink and make merry with other guests in and around the main farm house. Accommodation…

Serene & Cozy Chalet, Gilgil

This cozy Chalet is located in Gilgil, approximately 2 hours drive from Nairobi. I happened upon the listing on Air BnB, when planning a road trip over the Christmas holiday. We were looking for somewhere relatively close to Nairobi and this location was ideal as we planned to do some short day trips around Nakuru/Naivasha/Elementaita. What we…

Quad Biking at Lake Elementaita, Kenya

For months I have wanted to try out a Quad bike….But where?? I have heard of places in Nairobi where you can bike in Ngong Forest but I haven’t tried it yet. As part of our road trip, I discovered a new-ish Lodge at Lake Elementaita that has Quad Bikes; Sirville Lodge (Click to check out their…

The Great Rift Valley View Point, Kenya

When you spend so much time in Nairobi constantly staring at the backside of cars in traffic, you can forget how beautiful and serene parts of our country are. Not even an hour outside Nairobi, is the Great Rift Valley Viewpoint. In addition to the lovely view, there are several shops selling gifts and souvenirs,…

Paradise Lost, Kiambu

Paradise Lost is situated in Kiambu, approximately 14 km from Nairobi. It was a pretty perfect location  for a Mashujaa Day outing (In case you don’t know, that’s our ‘Heroes’ Day here in Kenya). There are several activities available to visitors. Here’s what we got up to:- Originally, our plan was to go cycling, but that’s now a…

Savage Wilderness, Sagana

Savage wilderness has been around for over 25 years. I feel a bit ignorant for only discovering it this year, oh well, better late than never. My colleagues and I were recently there for our annual team building weekend (3D/2N for a group of 39 people). One of my favorite things about Savage wilderness is…

Distant Relatives, Kilifi, Kenya

Every so often, it’s important to just get away from everything and give oneself a chance to reboot. I’ve been feeling that way since the beginning of the year, not having traveled or gotten away from my usual routine in Nairobi. It was time for a girls weekend!! Woop Woop! We were a group of…