Category: Luxury Tours

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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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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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Maiyan: God’s Blessings in Nanyuki

We walked through the different booths at a buildings and homes expo in Nairobi, sales representative ushered us into her booth and talked about a new luxury villa development in Nanyuki that we should visit. She handed us an information pack about the property, as I flipped through the booklet, my eyes caught the words, 'with views of Mt. Kenya and Lollidaga Hills'. She later took our business cards and…

Winners of the 2017 Eco Warrior Award

Winners of the 2017 Eco Warrior Award

Kenya celebrated the 2017 UNWTO World Tourism Day on 27thSeptember 2017 by showcasing the innovative leaders in sustainable tourism that were recognized during the Eco Warrior Awards Gala dinner. The dinner was hosted by the Ministry of Tourism at the Radisson Blu, Nairobi and the event was graced by the Tourism Cabinet Secretary Hon. CS Najib Balala EGH, Tourism Principal Secretary, Fatuma Hirsi Mohamed CBS, Ministry of Tourism Staff, Ecotourism…

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Royal Retreat: Treetops Hotel

A feeling of nostalgia engulfed me as we drove past the Nyeri Scouts Centre near the ACK Church. I reminisced my Primary School days when I was a girl guild and the ultimate ‘pilgrimage’ of being a guide was visiting the Lord Baden Powell grave site at the compound of St. Peter’s Church. [caption id="attachment_4421" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Source: Wikipedia[/caption] As I was immersed in my own thoughts, we suddenly made…

Wildlife Safari at the Ngorongoro Crater

You would taste the excitement in the air as we had our breakfast at the Mountain Green Hotel in Arusha as talked about our anxieties and expectations for the trip. After breakfast, we set out for the Ngorongoro Crater, we drove past several small towns including the main entrance to the Lake Manyara National Park. We finally arrived at the Ngorongoro Conservation Area Authority main entrance; our driver Humphery facilitated…

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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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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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Why You Should Book your Stay at an Ecolodge

The world is quickly embracing the need to have sustainable tourism businesses. Tourism can be seen as an economic activity that produces a range of positive and negative impacts. Globally, consumers are becoming much more sophisticated and are increasingly making ethical choices about some of their tourism purchases. Ecotourism is really an issue of how best to encourage tourism while minimizing impact at the destination and how the economic and…