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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…

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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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Birding, Canoe & Mangroves Tour at Mida Creek

The bay of Mida Creek expands across an area of 32km2. It comprises of different types of habitats that are influenced by the tide, for example mud and sand flats, open shallow waters and mangrove forests. In fact, Mida Creek is part of the most productive mangrove system in the world. For good reason, Mida Creek is recognized as an International Bird Area and together with Arabuko Sokoke Forest is…

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Birding and Walking with Impalas at Kisumu Impala Sanctuary

I was delighted to be back at Kisumu Impala Sanctuary, and it truly did not disappoint. As we entered the gate, an African-pied Wagtail seemed to lead the way along the main path. We made a brief stopover to read the park rules and regulations and the ranger reminded us to adhere to them. A pair of hadada ibis seemed to announce our arrival as they flew to Albizia Picnic…