Category: Destination

Tanga Day Trip: Amboni Caves, Sigi River and Tanga City Tour

Our local guide Mr. Happiness was set to pick us from Tanga Beach Resort for our day tour. Having arrived in the evening, we would hardly make out where we were staying apart from being close to the ocean. As we drove out of the resort into town the next morning, we noticed that most buildings were painted white as is characterized by most coastal towns. The walls were low…

Tanga Beach Resort

Our hosts from Tanga Beach Resort eagerly awaited our arrival in Mombasa after using the SGR from Nairobi. We crossed the Indian Ocean using the ferry to get to South Coast, after clearance at the Lunga Lunga border point, we were all excited to visit Tanzania and see what Tanga had instore for us. We checked into Tanga Beach Resort that is about one and a half hours drive from…

Olorgesailie Pre-Historic Site: Archaeology, Paleontology, and Birdwatching

The hot dry air engulfed us upon disembarking from the car. I could hear an African mourning dove call in the distant. One of the guides directed us to the entrance to register and make payments. The reception was cool and provided the much needed shade from the scorching sun. Upon payment, our assigned guide narrated more on the murals on the wall. She explained that the site was once…

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Rusinga Island Lodge: Kenya’s West Coast Romantic Rendezvous

The flight from Nairobi to Kisumu was breathtaking, the aerial views of the Great Rift valley system and lake shores was magical. Upon arrival at the Kisumu International Airport, our guide and taxi drove us to the Luanda Kotieno beach which took about one and a half hours. We waited at the lounge and when the ferry arrived it took us about 45minutes to get to Mbita. One of the…

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Lunch at Acacia Premier Hotel – Kisumu

Situated within the prime leafy suburb of Milimani and straddling the shores of Lake Victoria, the Acacia Premier Hotel offers convenience, serenity and a flair for the spectacular, for all who visit. From the grandeur entrance, we expected everything at the Acacia Premier Hotel to be top-notch and surely the hotel did not disappoint us. Upon arrival, we were welcomed by the waiters with a cold glass of soothing orange…

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Green Tourism Summit Africa Declaration on Modelling a Sustainable Future for Africa’s Tourism

As a participant of the Green Tourism Summit Africa, Beads Safaris Collection is delighted to share with you the declaration of the 4th Green Tourism Summit Africa 2018. The declaration is a public statement on modelling a sustainable future Africa’s tourism made by 22 organizations and 70 delegates who participated in the 4th Green Tourism Summit Africa, hosted in Kenya by Sustainable Travel & Tourism Agenda (STTA), in Nyeri, Kenya…

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The Pristine and Sacred Kaya Kinondo Forest

Kaya Kinondo is one of the Mijikenda sacred forests spread out over the coastal stretch of Kenya. The kaya is located in Kinondo location, Msambweni District in Kwale County and is about 30 minutes drive from Ukunda town. Kaya Kinondo forest covers approximately 30 hectares of low-lying coral with varied ecosystem, consisting of about 187 plants and 48 birds and was gazetted as a national monument in 1992. After exchanging…

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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…