By Oroni Tendera Peacefully nestled in Eastern Kenya, Machakos is a fast growing county crowned by orderliness, hospitality, hilltops, labyrinthine caves and a fairly remarkable urban space. Conveniently located 56 kilometres from Nairobi, Machakos remains the perfect place to begin and end any safari to eastern Kenya. Here below are 6...
Thomson Falls Beckons! By Adisa Hudson A tourist from Nakuru wrote a review of his experience and said, “Travelling from the dust bowl of Nakuru, it was a joy to see the ever changing landscape and vegetation. Tea and coffee plantations merged with the lush forests; colours of Africa that fight...
By Adisa Hudson A horse is the projection of people’s dreams about themselves, strong, powerful, beautiful. And it has the capability of giving us escape from our mundane existence. The horse life is a life of the highest highs and lowest lows; you never know which is coming next, and horses...
“Take only memories, leave only footprints,” Chief Seattle. If you want to beat traffic jam in Nairobi, hit the road on Sunday. You will be embraced by empty roads and overcrowded churches. That has always been my wrong perception of the city in the sun. It is a sunny Sunday...
With many countries across the world implementing safety measures to curb the spread of COVID-19, Jiten Vyas, Regional Group COO at VFS Global, the leading visa outsourcing and technology services specialist, shares important updates on what these travel restrictions mean for the global traveller
“Travelling leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.” Ibn Battuta The Mitaboni-bound matatu gets jerked forward abruptly, accelerating uphill. “What is the matter?”I yell at the driver. He chuckles, perhaps to ridicule my tension, and then lowers the volume of the stereo that has been replaying Alex Kasau’s...
Watching infant elephants feeding and playing is magical, but bonding with them is a breath-taking experience unique to the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust as Oroni Tendera writes. Sandwiched between the KWS staff quarters and the Nairobi national park, is the little  known Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, a safe haven for rescued orphaned...
By Oroni Tendera “The impulse to travel is one of the hopeful symptoms of life,” Agnes Repplier. It is Saturday afternoon. The Machakos heat is almost unbearable.  I am in a tuk-tuk taxi, with two other passengers, packed like sardines in a can. The driver shows no sign of worry or...