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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…

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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

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 to…

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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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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. Source: Wikipedia As I was immersed in my own thoughts, we suddenly made a left turn and…

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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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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. 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. Lake…

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