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Ol Pejeta Sweetwaters Serena Camp

19
Apr

If you rise at dawn, and the 13 degree temps do not deter you, head on down to the lounge area and get a cup of tea - Kericho gold, nothing else. Take your cup and find a bench, I recommend the one with a free standing ashtray near the first tent. Sit down, take a deep breath and witness the magic of a Sweetwaters Serena Camp Ol Pejeta morning.

Vibrant oranges and mystic greys fill the sky as night gives in to day. Just beyond the watering hole, in the horizon, Mount Kenya rises in all her glory, her 3 distinct peaks - Batian, Nelion and Point Lenana - showing in the dawn light. It’s an awe inspiring and humbling sight.

Ol Pejeta sweetwaters

It’s very quiet at this hour, except the hub-hub of sleepy tourists trying to quickly drink something hot before they head out for the 6.30 am game drive. They all hope to spot doa-doa ya juu and doa-doa ya chini, the local description for the very elusive leopard and cheetah .

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Ready For 'The Plot' This Weekend With Dru Hill and Sisqo?

22
Oct

 What’s your plot this weekend? How about attending American singing group Dru Hill’s concert on Saturday October 24th at The Carnivore to celebrate PRC’s fifth anniversary?

The Property Reality Company has been in the property market for five years, during which it has realized the land and home ownership dreams of hundreds of Kenyans. To mark this feat, PRC are having Dru Hill and group lead singer Sisqo perform soul, hip hop and gospel hits from their popular, rich and diverse repertoire of the late 90s into the new millennium in a concert dubbed The Plot. See what they did there? Dru Hill was founded in 1992 in Baltimore Maryland by Tamir "Nokio the N-Tity" Ruffin and comprised of lead Mark "Sisqo" Andrews, Larry "Jazz" Anthony and James "Woody Rock" Green.

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The Masai Mara Wildebeest Migration in its full splendor!

29
Jul

The season is here with us again…the greatest show on earth! A captivating and dramatic movement of about half a million wildebeests from the drier lands in Tanzania to the Masai Mara. This natural phenomenon attracts thousands of local and international visitors, and has been named the seventh wonder of the world. A wonderful experience for those looking to Tembea Kenya

The wildebeests (also known as gnu) move from Serengeti-Tanzania in search of rich pastures and reach the Mara River crossing point in thousands. The wildebeest are accompanied by gazelles and zebras during this great trek.

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Going to Watamu? Spice things up on your next beach holiday II

As promised, we did some research on some of the activities that you can do while in Watamu. If you missed the first edition of our two-part series, read up on it here. Now that we're on the same page, lets discuss additional things that you can do while in Watamu.

Snorkelling

Watamu National Marne Park is populated by anglefish,butterfly fish,grouper,guitar fish,lion fishing parrot fish.The reefs also provide a home for crabs, eels, octopus, sponges and squids. Although these waters have few  if any dangerous species,you should still watch out for barracuda, jellyfish and in some areas, reef sharks. (Thank goodness Piranhas are not on the list! Nothing puts a damper on the holiday spirit quite like a severed limb).

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Going to Watamu? Spice things up on your next beach holiday!

23
Jun

Like it or not, it is a long-standing Kenyan tradition to go on a beach vacation and do nothing but sunbathe, splash around in the pool and maybe venture into limited culinary experiences. We’d rather stick to our comfort zones than obey the quiet little voice inside that’s nudging us toward unchartered territory. Ticketsasa, however, would like to challenge you to explore your sense of adventure. Welcome to our series of things you can do on your next beach holiday to break the monotony that is; retreating to a different town just to do the same thing you'd do back home (we see you "destination drinkers").  

About Watamu

Watamu is located between Blue Lagoon and Watamu Bay, only 105 km north of the infamous Mombasa town, and was voted the second best beach in Africa in 2012 according to this CNN article. A hidden gem that's mostly appealing to non-residents hoping to take advantage of its amiable climate, Watamu is vastly undiscovered by local tourists owing to it's quiet, serene ambiance. Little do we know, however, that Watamu is a paradise within our reach if only we took the time to explore it. Try out a number of these activities during your next visit to Watamu.

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Live At The Elephant presents KIU & Juliani

18
Jun

Friday evenings were created for easy evenings, soulful music and great company. Live At The Elephant gives you that and more. 

Live At The Elephant is a monthly event that is held at The Elephant, gate No.3, Kanjata road, off James Gichuru Road. This event which is created and hosted by Eric Wainaina and Sheba Hirst on every last Friday of the month, features two of Kenya’s best acts showcasing their works complete with a thrilling live band performance.

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Oliver Mtukudzi, Winyo, Just A Band all set for the 7th Edition of The Koroga Festival

26
May

Mark your calendars and save the date because Zimbabwean musician, businessman, philanthropist, human rights activist and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador for Southern Africa Region, Oliver Mtukudzi will be gracing the stage for this 7th edition of the Koroga Festival.

Oliver Mtukudzi whose works have been invariably accoladed, is also a guitarist, vocalist, performer and composer. You may know him for his popular records like Neria, Todii, Ndakuvara, and to bring it closer home, Twende Twende, a track that he did with our very own Eric Wainaina.

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Jazajaza Holiday… Inspiring Destinations within Your Reach

20
Apr

All aboard the Jazajaza express! For those of you who missed the frenzy last year, not to worry! Ticketsasa is here to help you shake the dust off those Khaki pants and take those sundresses out the closet as we get to explore magical Kenya a little more.

Jazajaza is a Swahili phrase that can be loosely translated to “adding “or “filling up”. Jazajaza holiday allows you to prepay for holiday packages in up to 3 installments spread over a convenient and tailor-made duration. With numerous payment options offered on the site, payments can now be made fast and easy to secure your dream vacation.

Jazajaza holiday allows you to bag the best deals on holiday packages to various luxurious hotels and camps in Kenya. Once the initial installment payment is made, reservations are automatically done awaiting the final two installments. The plan accommodates properties in all ranges. Whether you are the back packer who is looking for an adventure whilst still on a budget, or you are the connoisseur seeking to sample the finer things in life, jazajaza holiday is the plan that will enable you to pool resources and get to see the world.

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Hakuna Matata-Mad fun in the Mud

20
Apr

Hakuna Matata Festival’s debut was on New Year’s Eve in 2013 and I can recall distinctly how it was the place everyone wanted to be. Sure the festival had predecessors like 6 am entertainment and what have you, but I have to give credit where it is due by admitting that the Hakuna Matata Festival had, and still has quite the following. Why you may ask? Perhaps it’s the reasonable price, the genre of music and definitely the strategic out of town set up or maybe, just maybe it’s that pizzazz, jazz and razmataz…that little extra something that I can’t quite put my finger on!

For years now festivals like Tomorrow land, Glastonbury and Coachella have been on my rather extensive bucket list. I think the idea of a carefree movement, and a group of people savoring decibels in unison is precisely why this sort of festivals will always work and that could be precisely why the Hakuna Matata festival has attracted such a following. Besides, imagine all the good vibes alcohol laden enthusiastic youth can create.

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Yvonne Chaka Chaka Is Coming To Town!

11
Mar

You might know her for her popular hits; I’m in love with a DJ, Umqombothi, Mama Land, Thank you Mr. DJ… You name them. The internationally renowned singer and humanitarian, Yvonne Chaka Chaka will be gracing the stage at the Koroga Festival this weekend.

The Koroga Festival, which is a bi-monthly music and arts festival, has seen our very own great acts such as MTV’s EMA Best African Act Sauti Sol, Mayonde, Juliani, and many other talented artistes bring down the house with their electrifying performances. The festival which is hosted by Capital FM has also attracted international artists such as Papa Wemba, Baba Maal, Mafikizolo, Freshlyground and Simphiwe Dana, much to the delight of the festival goers.

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