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Fresh, Crisp and Aromatic Experience at Lé Pristine Hotel – Nyeri

Excitement was in the air as we left Nairobi for Nyeri, the words Lé Pristine ran on everyone’s mouth and vast expectations were building as we approached Nyeri. In Nyeri, we met up with an old friend Kariuki who works at Lé Pristine as a guide and naturalist, and he was instrumental in guiding us to the new kid on the block in Nyeri. As we alighted our vehicle at…

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Heritage Tourism: White Rhino Hotel

Offering commanding views of the towering snow-peaked Mount Kenya and Aberdare Ranges, Nyeri town is surrounded by hills and fertile agricultural lands consisting mostly of coffee and tea farms. Established during the colonization era, Nyeri hosts a rich history in Kenya's struggle for independence and development of the scouting movement. With a rich heritage and history dating back to the Kenya's hunting era, White Rhino Hotel is a key landmark…

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Litare Fishing Village

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vaDbsE9__08[/embed] Litare fishing village is one of the many fishing villages on lake Victoria. Litare Fishing Village is located in Mbita off Rusinga Island. The fishing village is accessible via boat and besides it being a fishing village, it a small commercial hub with an open-air market, shops and other household items. The village economy is primarily based on fishing, as majority of the population is engaged in activities related…

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Nairobi City Heritage Walking Tour

The Nairobi Heritage Walking Tour offers an interactive and wholesome experience to visitors seeking to learn the past times of Nairobi. As you walk through the streets, buildings, monuments and green spaces you get to relive the history of Nairobi. The Nairobi City Heritage Tours comprises of four tours that include; the Harry Thuku Road Tour, the Kenyatta Avenue Walking Tour, the City Square Walking Tour, and the River Road…

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Nature Inspired Clay Pieces at Fired Earth Pottery

As we drove towards Camp Carnelley's for an overnight stay, my friend Melissa expressed her interest in visiting the Fired Earth Pottery. We were all interested in learning more about clay pottery; we got in touch with Obadiah and planned on visiting his workshop the next morning. Upon arrival, Obadiah ushered us to a lounge area which he also uses as a pottery demonstration site. He explained that once he…

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Takawiri – The White Sandy West Coast

Kenya's west coast is an area of great geographic, cultural and natural diversity. It offers visitors a diverse range of tourist products blend together to create this magical region of Kenya. [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vaDbsE9__08[/embed] Lake Victoria is the largest freshwater lake in Africa and second largest freshwater lake in the world. John Hanning Speke was the first European to discover the lake and named it after Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom.…

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Kit Mikayi: The First Wife Rocks

Located in Seme Location about 600metres off the Kisumu-Bondo road near Kombewa shopping center is the Kit-Mikayi Rock. Kitmikayi is derived from two Luo words, ‘kidi’ meaning stone and ‘mikayi’ meaning first wife. Set among a field of boulders, Kit Mikayi is a large upright stone, bolstered by smaller supporting boulders. There is a bolster of rocks sitting side by side. Each individual rock has formed stratas which sit on…

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Soapstone Carving at Tabaka

Tabaka is located about 24 Kilometres from Kisii town and is renowned for its unique Kisii soapstone rocks. On our journey from Rusinga Island to Naivasha for an overnight stay; we made a brief stopover at Tabaka, at Kistone Art Gallery. Here we met Mr. Joshua Kariuki Ouma who has been in the soapstone business for 15 years at Tabaka. Joshua elaborated that they buy the Kisii rocks from miners…

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The Coffee Date at Fairview Coffee Estate

The inaugural coffee festival in Kenya dubbed #KahawaFestival was held in Nairobi's Fairview Coffee Estate on 1st October 2016. This day commemorates the International Coffee Day; a day that celebrates coffee growers and coffee as a healthy and delicious beverage. The festival not only turned out to be a full day coffee date learning the intricacies of growing and processing coffee, but also exploring the attractions at the Fairview Coffee…

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Muranga: Fort Hall Day Excursion

What was planned as a visit to admire Elimoo Njau Muranga Murals at an ACK church in Muranga turned out to be a full day excursion to Muranga County. The day finally reached and we set out for Muranga at 9:30am from Nairobi. We drove past Ruiru, Juja and took a turning Kenol a renowned junction that marks the end of the dual-carriage road. [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ALH6qehiRo&t=284s[/embed] Our first stop was Mukurwe…