Nairobae IG Tour 2.0

Nowadays it’s so easy to travel to different places, due to cheap flights, Airbnb and Uber who have made it easy to access different countries and cities. People travel more, some with friends and others with their families.  More so, you will find millennials looking for travel experiences. Travelling with a big group and doing activities as groups.  Turn-Up Travel found a way to create travel experiences in Kenya by creating IG tours around Kenya for people who are looking for Group travel experiences.  The tours consist of 24 hours in a particular city and to sample the different activities the city has to offer.

I had the opportunity to join the Nairobi IG tour which was held on the 27th January, 2018. The tour had different activities during the day and night. We started off with Game drive early in the Morning, we were at Nairobi National park by 6:30 am. We drove around for a while until we spotted the king of the jungle in a far distance. At first we couldn’t spot the lion, but after being directed at where exactly I was able to see the lion. Because drivers and frequent visitors know patterns, we waited for about 30 minutes or more and the lion started walking towards us. It was such a magical moment; he walked right across the road to the other side.  After drive we drove around while on our way out, we saw a giraffe and zebras.  We then headed to Artcaffe at the Hub Karen for breakfast, we were served with amazing and satisfying breakfast.  Fairtrade Africa has entered into an agreement with ArtCaffe to promote the uptake of premium-blended coffee ,  the head barista gave us a talk on coffee and the campaign.

After the breakfast we headed to The Nairobi Gallery for the Joseph Murumbi collection (Murumbi African Heritage Collections). Murumbi, who died in 1990, was one of the more understated, if not scholarly, of all Kenyan deputies. His tenure ended in a resignation after Murumbi had been in the office a partly six months in office (May-December 1966). Murumbi, together with his wife Sheila, amassed an astonishing collection of art that includes sculptures, paintings, photographs and peerless philately. The items housed in the museum are a portion of Murumbi’s full collection peopled with 50,000 books, 8,000 of them published before 1900. The collection has a lot of history and background of his life and writings. As well as his life history, a great place to learn about Kenyan history.  After the brief history lessons, we walked over to Salute Iworld for treasure hunt on the new Iphone X. IG tour group got a chance to win various vouchers from Salute Iworld.

For lunch we were hosted at The Concord Hotel Parklands, thanks to Taxify Kenya who provided with transport between all the locations for IG crew. A buffet lunch for the crew, delicious and scrumptious meals were served. From rice and curry to different kinds of desserts. It was also a great way to network with others and get to know each other more, I definitely made some new friends.  For the afternoon activities, there were two options. One to go Ice Skating at Panari or GP Karting, groups was divided in to two.  I went with GP Karting group, although due to unavoidable circumstances we couldn’t go kart. We decided to go to our last destination for the day, to Four Points by Sheraton at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. We all settled at the Tazama rooftop bar and grill, where they had an infinity pool overlooking National Park. The breathtaking view and sunset made it all worthwhile, they served snacks and drinks to IG crew. Other members had a chance to dip into the heated pool  and swim a lap or two. While others lounged on the side enjoying the evening breeze, reflecting on the day’s activity. By 7:30, we all gathered to celebrate 1 year anniversary for Turn-Up Travel. We cut the cake and celebrated, and then we called it a night for some of us while others continued for the pub crawl.

Thank you Turn-up travel for the wonderful experience, I truly enjoyed my Nairobi IG tour 2.0.

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