Category Archives: Travels

Family-friendly travel destinations in Kenya and beyond…

10 tips for camping in the rain

This weekend we went camping up in Ngare Ndare Forest, despite the ominous weather. We’ve been camping in the rain before, but I’m not going to lie, I was pretty nervous about this trip, given the flooding we experienced in Nairobi … Continue reading

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Hello long weekend!

What are you up to for the long weekend? We’re finally going camping in Ngare Ndare Forest – a place I’ve been dying to visit since I read about it on The Kenyan Camper a couple of years ago. There’s an … Continue reading

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Happy Easter!

Happy Easter weekend! What are you doing for the long weekend? Staying home? Visiting family? Or heading out on the road? We’re off to the Coast, for our annual family Easter at the beach!

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Stargazing with The Travelling Telescope

We went on an epic camping trip last weekend – 21 adults, 20 kids, and a HUGE telescope. I first met the team from The Travelling Telescope ages ago – a chance encounter that left me with the idea to plan a … Continue reading

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Gone camping…

I don’t really do New Year’s resolutions, but this year, we’ve decided we need to go camping more often – a LOT more often. So this weekend we headed out of town, just the four of us, for a weekend … Continue reading

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Camping in the Maasai Mara

How did you ring in the New Year? We packed up the car (seriously, packed full from floor to roof!) and headed to the Maasai Mara for a bit of bush camping with friends.

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Holiday photos: Thanksgiving in Watamu

We just got back last weekend from a really great trip to Watamu for Thanksgiving. We’ve never stayed at the north coast before – we’ve always been a Tiwi family! But wow, Watamu is amazing. We stayed in a really beautiful … Continue reading

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Fourteen Falls

This cold, rainy weather is reminding me of a chilly day we spent at Fourteen Falls a few years ago. Claire was about two years old – just a little older than Heidi is now. On a whim, we packed … Continue reading

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Tembea Kenya: enjoying all Nairobi has to offer

Last week we went to Nairobi National Park for Mashujaa Day. We love to go for a game drive and a picnic in the park on public holidays! We woke up early, packed some food and a few blankets, and … Continue reading

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The Africa Pool, Tiwi Beach

During my recent trip to Tiwi Beach (alone, without kids!), I FINALLY made my way over to the famous “Africa Pool.” It was an incredible experience – the highlight of my weekend! Tiwi Beach is a long stretch of coral … Continue reading

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