Hyena Caves and the other beauty of Kangundo

They say it’s the place to be, Machakos county indeed. What does the name Machakos mean when you hear of it? It was adopted from the Akamba seer who was known as Masaku, he welcomed the British in Kambaland in 1887, when the area was established as the first administrative centre for the new British East Africa colony (so let’s call it first capital City) with a fort built by Mr Fredrick Jackson of Imperial British East Africa Company but later demolished in 1921 with only two invaluable pillars which mark the site found at Machakos Police Station) Felt like … Continue reading Hyena Caves and the other beauty of Kangundo

Natural wonder in Kirinyaga county

Aristotle once said “….in all things of nature there is something of the marvelous…….” This words came true on my visit and exploration of Kirinyaga county and I was amazed to an agreement that indeed Kenya has not been fully explored!!! Some days ago I was on the road as usual after the #HiddenKenyanGems that have been of my concentration. Just less than 2 hours I was on a diet road with many residents of my destination not even minding my presence only to discover they had got used to my cousins who are constructing a water dam in this … Continue reading Natural wonder in Kirinyaga county

THE MOST DIFFICULT/ CHALLENGING DAY HIKE IN KENYA.. ELEPHANT HILL IN ABERDARES

Originally posted on GISH TRAVELS:
A picturesque of elephant hill from a distance Kenya is a haven of beautiful and amazing hills where hiking enthusiasts’ are always in the search of the next challenging hike. Approaching Point Despair( desparando) ELEPHANT HILL HIKE Elephant hills is located in the beautiful Aberdares ranges with a number of ascend routes, however the most prominent and common is through Njabini Forest Gate 100kms from Nairobi. Njabini forest station- Start point Elephant Hill is considered the best prep mountain for anyone doing Mt Kenya and Mount Kilimanjaro, as it has a combinations of challenges one… Continue reading THE MOST DIFFICULT/ CHALLENGING DAY HIKE IN KENYA.. ELEPHANT HILL IN ABERDARES

2days away and Found a lovely place

I got an invite by friends to join in a familiarization trip to Elementaita a destination that as by me is taking over from the Lovely and beautiful Naivasha. On our way I found myself lost on “Professor Google” and landed on “Timeless Quotes About Love” and of the many this one made me Realize why Love has got a month dedicated to it alone, Valentine was the name given to celebrate LOVE “………..Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit. The best thing to hold onto in life is each other. It is better to have … Continue reading 2days away and Found a lovely place

What’s next for Nairobi?

Was having dinner at Kenya Comfort Hotel within the Nairobi City Business District and a question came to mind which for a good time has bothered me. The question is simples as “Is Nairobi worthy as an inbound destination rather than start and end of Visitors? “ This is one thing that has not been fully explored. I believe the city itself can be a complete destination on its own just like what Naivasha, Samburu, Masai Mara and others. The city can have weekend or even a week long staycation for residents and visitors to the city. Imagine we got … Continue reading What’s next for Nairobi?

Happy 2021

Yes we made it through 2020!!!! Did I wish you a happy new year? Pardon me for the little excitement making it to a new page of a calendar and closing an old one that was filled with hard times, challenges and lessons feels like we just concluded our first marathon. Happy new year to you all may this be a good year and even great year as by lessons we learnt in 2020 thanks to the pandemic that hit us abruptly and locked us at home and learnt that sanitizer can be a thing of our life and not … Continue reading Happy 2021

Taking stock of 2020

This year shall go down in record books!! It has been an year to remember from lessons learnt both good and bad. The year was planned so well as I ushered it on January 1st with so much hopes and many plans Adventures were planned on books and papers, monies were set aside and saved little did I know that COVID19 would come land here in Kenya from my distant relatives in Asia. Plans were drained away and hope almost lost. But as usual time was found and I did set foot to different places to even got to work … Continue reading Taking stock of 2020

Day Out At John Michuki Memorial Park

Sometime back I wrote about one of my favourite green space in Nairobi the little known Nairobi Botanical Garden located in the same compound as Nairobi National museum. It was a simple write up celebrating this amazing garden not knowing that later on I will write of it’s neighbouring green space today know as John Michuki Memorial Park. As the names suggest, this is a park approximately 10.4 ha bearing the name of the late Environment Minister Hon. John Michuki, established in 2008 at a site previously used as dumpsite and a criminal hideout which came about as a result … Continue reading Day Out At John Michuki Memorial Park

Lesson I have got traveling

Of all your travel, what have you learnt that makes you appreciate Traveling more than before? Personally, i have learnt to be with people and see them more like friends we had not met rather than strangers. i have travelled {not so much and met many people} and every time i meet people it doesn’t take long before we are great friends only to find out we share a lot of things together in our different travel times. Curiosity has taken me to many places and learnt that if you believe what you read or see on the news you … Continue reading Lesson I have got traveling

Road trip Mashinani, Nakuru

When am writing about my travel stories most and every blog has something that ignites my kick of or push me to write Today”s is special as I was reading and trying to learn about Italian Prisoners of war in Kenya. Did you know that we had about 19 camps that held Italian Prisoners of war in Kenya? Yes we did, one day I will write about a few I have learnt about from my reading and small research but I had written about one of them click here Italian Prison The story that gave me the moral to write … Continue reading Road trip Mashinani, Nakuru