Why Lamu is one of the Indian Ocean’s best-kept secrets

  1. The oldest Swahili settlement Lamu Town, located on Lamu Island, is the oldest Swahili settlement along the East African coast, stretching from Kenya through Tanzania to Mozambique, and including Zanzibar and The Comoros. For centuries, the local Swahili people proved to be prolific traders along this route and their legacy is evident in […]

12 Enthralling African destinations to add to your wander-list for 2021

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Every year, I eagerly anticipate the travel hotlists and destination round-ups released by the likes of Condé Nast and National Geographic, and each time am routinely disappointed by the conspicuous absence of alluring African countries. Our continent will forever be an eternal safari hotspot, but there are so many more reasons to plan a trip. […]

You can now sleep in a ‘Bird’s Nest’ in Laikipia


What is the Bird’s Nest? Segera is located in a 50,000-acre reserve that’s home to four of the big five, endangered species and decorated with an array of contemporary African art. The Bird’s Nest, set up by a river and waterhole teeming with wildlife, is their newest project. It’s a two storied-suite with all the […]