A stay at Rusinga Island Lodge Exposed us to the most beautiful Islands of Lake victoria..

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IMG_9067As our journey continues from Luanda Kotieno we landed in Mbita where we proceeded to Rusinga Island The sunset was quite welcoming and so was the Rusinga island lodge team where we were going to spend a night. Rusinga Island is on the eastern part of Lake Victoria on Winam gulf.

In 1948 Rusinga Island came into the history books when Mary and Louis Leakey made their discovery of the last common ancestor of the great apes,  proconsul heleloni, which was purportedly an early genus primate that existed around 27 million years ago. Since the Island is at the crossroads where Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania meet, it has been influenced by the three countries’ traditional cultures. This is seen as many cross the Lake and live in other islands where traditional Ugandan or Tanzanian foods can be found in the local menu such as Matoke (rabolo-plantain) as well as…

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The land of Marakwet people must be one of the most magical soul touching places Kenya has…

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As I pick from my last story of #TwendeWestern perhaps this part from Bogoria to Eldoret has been a challenge because I just couldn’t get the right words to express myself in a way that the magic of Kerio Valley is not lost. This part of of kenya must be the most picturesque, breathtaking .. driving up this road gives you some kind of euphoria only nature can explain, the view of Kerio river on the east and Cherengany hills on the west, the hair raising Marakwet escarpment.. its just breathtaking. The marakwet people who live around here are livestock farmers with a few mixing it up with soghum, millet and cassava, others do plant mangoes and we had a taste of some at chebloch gorge.

IMG_0950[1] A moment with the young divers of this unconfirmed 70ft deep gorge, they dive in this river for a living and they say its…

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What comes to mind when you hear of Murang’a?

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For many when they want to getaway from their usual routine  few consider or actually try this town in central kenya…something I witnessed last week on a journey to my rural town Kiria-ini with my fellow Travel ethusiasts…Murang’a rocks our television screens for both good and bad news but most importantly its rumored you want a good wife #TembeaMurang’a hehehe sio sifa it must have been proven. Haithuru….

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Murang’a town was called Fort hall during the colonial era, named after its first district commissioner Mr.Francis Hall, but unfortunately the chambers which could have served as a historical fact were demolished to pave way for a more modern county assembly and only a gate to the original house that’s remaining and a few newspapers of 1900, a grave site for deported samoei clan members serves as a bond between the kikuyu and kalenjin communities but I guess this part…

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From Machame with love Courtesy of Salinero hotels.. Part One!

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Sometimes it feels good to just lay back and let someone else handle your travel plans, book your tickets, hotel etc all you need is just to show up. And that’s what happened to my recent trip to Tanzania courtesy of salinero Hotels. I don’t have such a good memory with Tanzania borders, last time I told the officer to just give me my documents and go back to Kenya hehehe! At Namanga border things were Drama free, efficient, quick, given that now both TZ and KE immigration departments is one-stop….

There is something about road trips. It’s like you become part and parcel of the destination you get to see, smell and experience a place more intimately, Now combine that with good company… and some good Bongo flava music…yaaahoo!  Tahmeed Bus our busline of choice on this trip, made sure we got the best of Tanzanian music and we…

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Our favorite seven Luxurious wilderness lodges in Kenya.

In 2016 kenya topped as one of luxury safari seekers favorite destination. If you have been here you would definitely know why. Well, it still remains one of the best luxury safari destinations in the world with more cultural variety than any other country, and better game viewing than many of them. The freedom to explore here is also unrivaled and the vast expanses of wilderness cannot fail to enchant any safari goer. There are still vast areas of remote private community land with one or two lodges and camps within them – often meaning no people and amazing game viewing. Kenya boasts everything from wild rolling hills, open plains, rivers, lakes, white sandy beaches and mountains. We have earned the bragging rights of being one of the most magical places there is in the world. we are without a doubt A #MagicalKenya.

Besides being a premier destination Kenya also boasts to have some of the most luxurious accommodations in East Africa, you will be spoilt for choice. Below are our seven favorite luxurious wilderness lodges  in kenya.

1.  Angama lodge- Maasai Mara

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2. Elsa kopje- Meru National Park

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3.Samburu Saruni lodge

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4. Lentorre Lodge Magadi

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5. Solio lodge

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6. Oldonyo lodge Chyulu hills

 

7. Sanctuary at Ole-Ntille

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So how are things at Olepangi Farm house?

Olepangi House Accepting Catered and Self-Catered Guests starting in July 2018
 Now that the big house at olepangi is nearly finished, The owners decided it needs a more grown up name and one more fitting with it’s elegance and unique architecture. It’s now Olepangi House and we are, quite simply, thrilled with the results.  The views of the mountain are sublime and the views looking towards the Lolldaigas and the passing wildlife are breathtaking.
Olepangi House is a haven of peace and beauty and will cater perfectly for an intimate group of adult friends and family. Hire on a catered or self-catered basis, the house has three bedrooms, private sitting rooms, multiple balconies, kitchen, outdoor areas and free range of our 120 acre farm bordering Ole Naishu and the Lolldaigas.  The house comes with a cook and housekeeper.

 

Now Running Weekend Safaris into Lolldagais
The farm is also running weekend riding, walking and driving safaris into our favorite place in the world . . . Lolldaiga Hills Ranch.  It is an extraordinary experience to spend time in such a beautiful place full of a wide variety of wildlife and devoid of people and tourist vehicles.  Dates include:  16-20 August13-16 December and 3-6 January.

 

 To book or enquire more information reach out to us on Please enquire about our reasonable rates at luxitafrica@gmail.com

My city tour with a graffiti hunter…

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One of the things I haven’t been able to stop is showing off my city, given that staying be hide an office desk for long is not my cup of tea I often find my self tour guiding around the city…

We are lucky to have many unique things to do in Nairobi and more so, mix all this with some bush and adventure.. if you google for things to do in Nairobi a lot would come up and more often the following places would pop up: feeding giraffes at Giraffe center, feeding elephants at the David Shedrick orphanage, a game drive in Nairobi National park, Museums, city walking tours, market tours, Mall tours, craft village tours etc..

But recently I have done  lots of unique tours like flower,Tea and coffee tours, Cheese tours, slum tours, real crazy tours like visiting slaughter houses, selecting a mbuzi getting it slaughtered and…

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Jewelry making workshop with local Kenyan women- An experience with I Like Local

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Female adventurists curing our wanderlust one trip at a time

What kind of traveler are you? One that wants to experience a city’s most popular and busy attractions or someone who wants to immerse themselves in a city’s culture, meet with local people and make a social impact? If you fall in the latter, then this one’s for you.

We recently made friends with the people from I Like Local, a platform founded by Sanne Meijboom. I Like Local connects tourists looking for authentic travel options directly to the local people. Tourism generates a lot of wealth for a country, however, how much of that gets to the local man/woman on the ground? Not much.

I Like Local currently has over 600 experiences across Asia and Africa that can be booked online, they don’t charge the locals anything to be on the platform and give 100% of the activity price they ask for to them. This way the…

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Excite Your Body & Soul, Feel Alive

Looking for Adventure in kenya? Now you know where to start.

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The human soul needs to be shocked every now and then for one to feel alive. Do you remember that feeling you got as a kid after stealing a piece of meat from the cooking sufuria? Or when you rode the bicycle for the first time(knowing very well a fall was inevitable)? We need that adrenaline to flow in us once in a while. Cavemen didn’t need to go bungee jumping, their daily quest for survival provided them with all the adrenaline they needed. By contrast, the modernites – with their smartphones,desk jobs & technology – are left somewhat wanting when it comes to adrenaline. Life is much safer today, but it’s also duller. Which is why the demand for adventure and extreme sports is booming –we need to feel alive.

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