Thompson Falls

Thompson Falls is located in Nyahururu Town, Laikipia county.

The fall is 243 ft and drains from the Aberdare Ranges.

Upstream of the falls (Ewaso ng’iro river) is one of the highest hippo pools in Kenya.

The fall was discovered by Joseph Thompson a Scottish geologist.

The fall is a major source of revenue to the county with the domestic and international tourists.

There are traditional dancers,curio shops,snack sellers around the scenic fall.

Visitors are allowed to go downstream and take pictures at no cost.

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Paradise under African Skies! Amani Tiwi Beach resort.

Continuation from congratulations! Yoi have booked your first flight!

Having landed safely,picking my luggage i head to the taxi area and ask for the Bonfire Adventures cab driver

Bonfire Adventures offer hotel transfers to the hotel and back .

Its really hot and all i need is some good food,drinks and swimming.

We drive to Amani Tiwi Beach Resort doesn’t take long.

Amani Tiwi Beach Resort is located on the private beach of Tiwi in Diani Beach, Kwale county.

I am welcomed with a glass of juice and later escorted to my hotel room.

I can’t wait to get to the room and change then start taking pictures of everything .

All rooms are pool view.

The swimming pool is at the centre of the buildings which makes it look really beautiful.

I have been to coast severally but this is one of my best places.

Its lunch time and off to the buffet.

Where there is good food the mood is good.

I serve and after am done eating i go to my room and change ready to swim.

I am just in love with the pool.

2 hours and i am done swimming so decide to take a power nap.

Its 6:30 p.m! I overslept.

Dinner time yeaaay.

There is the show time where dancers entertain visitors but i choose to do afew drinks before the bar is closed at 11:00 a.m .

Day 2.

Such a lovely morning.

I shower and head to the Palms Restaurant for break fast.

I love food and so i serve food meant for twoπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚.(jenga mwili haribu jina)

Today i will spend my day at the beach .

Its never a dull day at the beach darling.

Looks like today everyone is at the beach.

Well lets have fun and make memories.

Having paid for an all inclusive package the flow of alcoholic and non- alcoholic drinks is inlimited.

Tiwi cocktail is my favorite.

Having had lunch i am back to the beach now to write on the wet sand and take an evening stroll.

Happiness is a good walk at the beach.

I meet Suleiman a coral seller who warns me not to walk barefoot because of the sea urchins. Thanks to him.

Sea Urchins.

Dinner time.

I head to the wasafiri bar and at 11:00 a.m am off to bed.

Day ends.

#whatNixcysaw.

Congratulations! You have booked your first flight.

The feeling of being in a plane for the first time is awesome !

I booked my flight via Bonfire Adventures to Ukunda Diani.

Silverstone air it is.

I couldn’t wait for the D-day.

I remember the previous night if i slept maybe for 2 hours πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚.

Oh God it was the longest night .

Its 5:30 a.m and am up ready to shower and get ready for my flight which was scheduled at 10:30 a.m crazy right?

I got to the airport 1 hour before the check in time.

I took pictures of everything everywhere lol.

Too excited,super excited,over excited like yeaaas am gonna fly .

I remember seeing planes and am like one day i will fly! This is the day that the Lord had made and i will rejoice.

I checked in and was given a boarding pass then to the waiting lounge.

Silverstone Air Line offers shuttles to the boarding lounge.

…..after the security check we were directed to the plane ….Oh My God!

So this is it!

The cabin crew stated the safety instructions but i never heard a thing the excitement was too much for me to pay attention all i wanted was to see how the skies look like.

Time to take off…its not a very good feeling but its one to remember .

Like i said i took pictures of everything including the guide book! Hahahha.

When you are flying above you realize how incredible the earth is.

The flight was one hour and now its time to land.

I remembered as a young kid i wanted to be a pilot here i am as a passenger.

So is life.

Thanks to the Almighty for the answered prayers,thanks to love,thanks to bonfire adventures, thanks to Silverstone Air Services (Captain Kamande and the entire cabin crew).

To many more local and international Flights ✈✈#DearGod.

#whatNixcysaw

Flying Tips.

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1.Book your ticket.

Do it early 1/2 weeks before the travel date.

This will allow you to have discounts and a seat.

You can use a travel agency near you or log on to the desired air company website.

2.Prepare.

Prepare the necessary documents and your luggage.

Make sure your luggage does not exceed the stated weight to avoid extra costs.

Keep time.

Get to the airport 1/2 hours before the check in time.

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3.Check in.

First thing to do is check in at the airline offices.

You will be issued with a boarding pass and luggage receipt.

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4.Boarding.

Go to the departure lounge.

Some air lines will provide a shuttle to the lounge and some will not.

After completing the security check you will then be directed to the plane or wait alil bit.

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5.Inside the plane.

Take your seat by number if there is none,get you a comfortable position.

Before taking off the cabin crew will give some safety instructions with demonstrations.

Pay attention.

You are not allowed to stand or move while the seat belt signal is on.

6.Landing/ after landing.

Do not stand or move till the plane stops and signal belt is off.

You can go and reclaim your luggage then to the exit

Escape at West Wood

At one time or another we all turn to the internet in search of travel information or hotels near us.

My leave comes early this time and so i decide to treat myself.

I am not quite sure of where to go,somewhere quiet but ofcourse with alot of food😝😝.

Like always i consult uncle google hotels in Westlands,Nairobi.

There is a list of hotels, their location,reviews and images.

West Wood Hotel it is.

I call my all time being to join me at the hotel but instead offers to pick me up from my place! Wow.

The hotel is located at Eldama Ravine road,off Peponi road.

We miss the Eldama road so we drive to i don’t know where and back !

Its quite dissapointing but finally we get to the hotel.

The place is quiet,few people prolly because its a week day.

We are welcomed by the waiter and he brings the drinks menu.

I am not sure of what i wanna drink so he suggests i try out rum hmmmm okay and so is my pal.

The drink has a unique taste but i don’t like it.

West Wood is surrounded by nature and the environment is perfect!

We go ahead and order for food which is served after some few minutes.

The service is a plus and for that i can’t mind going back to West Wood for lunch or dinner

#whatNixcysaw

The heart of Nairobi-Karura Forest.

Karura forest is an Urban Forest in Nairobi the capital of Kenya.

The forest is on 1041 hectares surrounded by up-market suburbs of Muthaiga,Gigiri and Runda.

Its managed by Kenya Forest Service.(KFS) in conjunction with the Friends of Karura Forest Community.

It is one of the largest urban gazetted forests in the world🌏.

Karura has approximately 605 species of wild animals in Nairobi.

In Nairobi you do not get to walk much so Karura is a handy spot to stretch your legs and see outdoors for a while.

The forest offers a great opportunity to get outdoors in a busy city.

What to see in Karura Forest.

1.Mau Mau caves

2.Waterfall.

3.Walking trails.

4.incinerator formely used by the Central Bank of Kenya to burn old currency notes.

5.Lakes.

Lily Lake in Karura.

What to do:

1.Cycling.

2.Picnicking.

3.Hiking.

4.Walks.

5.Photography

6.Drives

7.Team building

The Forest is opened at 6:00 A.M and closed at 6:00 P.M.

The entrace fee is as follows.

Citizens: ksh 100 Adults, ksh 50 children.

Residents: ksh 200 Adults, ksh 100 children.

Non-residents: ksh 600 Adults, Ksh 300 children.

Go have sometime with mother nature!

#letsmakememories.

#whatNixcysaw.