Travel Tag Archive

The City of No Contradictions

Cape Town owns its identity. There’s something almost aspirational about the imbalance and (lack of) contradictions in this particular city, and they are clear to me when I explore it on foot, on different days and times, and try to understand why my basic feeling is absolute discomfort. 

Why You Need Travel Papers

Wars might have an end-date in history, but the havoc they reap in the social fabric of humanity have a tenacious will to survive.

Frolicking in Kampala

In Kampala, I almost lose a leg, someone gets drugged, and a taxi driver leaves us in the middle of the road at night.

The Shaza Club

Flown to Mombasa to attend the launch of the luxurious seaside Shaza Club, sleep and the sea win the night, and I miss everything.

Exploring Finch Hattons

At Finch Hattons Luxury Camp in the Tsavo, a crocodile called Jemimah tries to kill Muthuri, Dan Kiptoo falls off a bed, and a thousand hills come alive.

Two Nights in Kilaguni

You could smell the nyama choma long before you saw it. It was our first night in Tsavo, and the itinerary said we were heading out to a bush dinner. So down the stretch, past the rock-paved swimming pool, through a dark stretch to a grassy patch. Now wasn't the time for anyone to start recounting that old story of the man-eating lions of the Tsavo, and luckily, no one did.

Olduvai Gorge is not in Kenya

You'd be surprised how many Kenyans think Olduvai Gorge is on their side of the border. Why is this so?

Magical Kenya: An Intrepid Experience

On Travel & Places this week, we explore Samburu Intrepids Luxury Camp and the forests behind Serena Mountain Lodge.

Serena Mivumo River Lodge, and an Idea of Home

There are 12 chalets in this hamlet of wonder in the middle of the wild. 12 wooden chalets, set along the river banks, joined to each other and the bar/dining area, by a boardwalk.