Category: Budget Tours

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…

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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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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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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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…

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Camping and Conservation Tour at Lukenya Ranch

Machakos County is located about 30 minutes’ drive from Kenya's Capital City, Nairobi. The name Machakos was adopted from a famous Akamba seer known as Masaku who welcomed the British in Kambaland. Machakos was established in 1887 as the first administrative centre for the new British East Africa colony but later the capital was moved to Nairobi in 1889 since it by-passed the Uganda railway line. Others argue that the…