This is one place I am definitely not seeing myself going back to unless I have no other alternative. The reason why? Bedbugs! Mariakani is a small vibrant trucking town that is about 38Kms from Mombasa. Its a really busy place thanks to the Mariakani Weighbridge that has trucks passing through from all parts of…

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Nice place to see elephants

Voi Wildlife Lodge which is a few kilometers from Voi town is one of the best places to spot elephants- from sunset (these two words were the crucial ones that everyone in Voi forgot to add). And so you can imagine how excited I was heading there thinking I would see a whole heard as…

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Inside the caves

Why you should visit Shimoni

Shimoni in Swahili means ‘the place of caves’. Shimoni is a small coastal town that is a two hour flight away from Nairobi or 10 hours by road.   The town relies on fishing, trade and tourism as it is located right next to the sea. The area offers beautiful forests, sport fishing, historic buildings,…

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The tiara

Miss Tourism Taita Taveta

It was held at the Voi Wildlife Lodge in Voi town and I must say it was pretty well organized for a first time event. The organizers went all out with the setup, the band, the bitings and one of the sponsors was Snapp so the cider was in abundance making it hard for me…

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Gemstone Expo in Taita Taveta

I was recently in Mwatate in Taita Taveta County and got invited to the County’s first ever Gemstone Expo by Thamani Gems. The expo had been organized by the Tsavo Mineral Organization and the Taita Taveta County Government.  This was an initiative taken to market the County’s gemstones as well as get buyers, sellers and…

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Cute camel


Diani is a small coastal town south of Mombasa. It is about a 7 hour drive from Nairobi and about an hour’s flight away. The beaches in Diani are beautiful and quite a place to relax when its off season for tourists. The area has lots of monkeys by the way so do not leave…

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