21 Destinations For Your Post-Covid Travel Bucket List! (Pt.1)

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Hello my friends! 😀 It’s been a while since we did a Travel Post ay? So today, in the spirit of keeping HOPE alive, I am doing a roundup of 21 Destinations you simply must have on your Post-Covid Travel Bucket List! 😀

 

As you might know, for the past 3 weeks I’ve been running a #21Days21Destinations Series that you can add to your Post-Covid Travel Bucket list!

The idea is that- though we can’t travel right now, we can still dream and plan our journeys for when all this is over… 🙂

Were you following the series? Thank you! I had lotsa fun engaging with you guys on Instagram, Facebook  and Twitter!

And if you weren’t able to keep up, don’t worry… This 2-part blog series is also for you! Plus hey, it’ll be easier to refer to this post, when you are ready to go!!

 

21 Days Of 21 Destinations For Your Post-Covid Travel Bucket List!

 

Day 1: Kinangop, Nyandarua County

It’s been 4 years since our first blog post on Kinangop, and this place still tugs at my heartstrings… 🙂

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There’s something about Kinangop that needs to be felt & experienced to understand… You’ll fall in love with the cool weather, laid-back atmosphere and the unspoiled beauty of the place!

Kinangop, with its rustic fences and kindhearted people, will remind you of the truly important things in life… like immersing yourself in the simple joys of pristine nature and quality time with friends & family. 🙂

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Day 2: Tumaren Camp, North-East Laikipia.

Craving adventure? Then you’ll want to add Tumaren Camp to your Post-Covid Travel Bucket list!

Set in the heart of dry, arid North-East Laikipia, Tumaren is like an oasis… At this lovely tented camp, you’ll be hosted by the friendliest, local Samburu & Maasai folks!

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Here, you get to go on a camel safari with wild animals lazily grazing around you like it’s Sunday-morning brunch! And for your sun-downer, go rock climbing and then learn how to make fire with two sticks, akin to the stone age… 🙂

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Day 3: Diani, Kwale County!

With its award-winning white sandy beaches, Diani is a rich destination! Whether you’re into Art, or just want to feel the tastes and sounds of Diani, there’s something for everyone!

Plan to visit the Diani Beach Art Gallery where they showcase fantastic, inventive pieces by Artists from around Africa…

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Villa Raymond is a sweet option for those desiring a private escape to themselves… It marries luxury with cozy perfectly, with the promise of tantalizing Coastal food adventures!

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There’s so much more of Diani for us to discover! 😉

 

Day 4: Grogan’s Castle, Taveta County.

If you’ve ever dreamed of staying at an age-old Castle, then Grogan Castle is the place to go!

Ewart Grogan, a true romantic who walked from Cape Town to Cairo for love, built the castle in the 1930’s…  The castle has an enchantingly vintage, yet very homely feel to it…

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About 450 Km from Nairobi, it makes for the ideal hideaway to unplug from reality while you indulge in homemade meals and wake up to sweeping views of Mt. Kilimanjaro and the beautiful Taveta County!

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Day 5: Nairobi!

My home city of Nairobi is proof that you do not have to go far away to travel!

Well, unless you hail from a different city/country…Then by all means travel to Nairobi and experience our bustling mix of cultures, rich food experiences and a resilient people who represent the different facets of Kenya… 😀

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Being the only city in the world with a National Park, I love that you can experience wildlife right here! Adventure lovers will enjoy horse riding in the forest, GP Karting and Zip Lining over a dam… If you want it, we’ve got it- so welcome to my Nairobi! 🙂

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Day 6: Narok County!

Narok County is definitely on my Post-Covid Travel Bucket list, and it should be on yours too! 😀

I’ve mostly experienced Narok while passing through, and felt pulled in by the spectacular views of wheat farms!

One time, my friends Wanjiku, Angelous and I had had to stop for pictures, as it was too good to ignore! I am keen on exploring Narok to see what else it has to offer!

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Ever been to Narok County? I’d love to hear what else is good there for us to try… 🙂

 

Day 7: Kericho County.

My love for Kericho, Kenya’s High Tea County, runs deep! 🙂

Imagine a place where green tea fields spread out before you like a California King bed, dancing as far as the eyes can see… The weather is always cool, the air crisply clean and its people are warm & uplifting like a cup of Kenyan Tea!

And if you know anything of our tea, it is worth writing home about!

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I’d recommend you stop by Sunshine Hotel for a stimulating meal of fresh fish exported from Kisumu…

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And with good food warming your belly, drive over to Chesumot farm for the night, with refreshing views and sweet serenity for company… 🙂

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Day 8: Isiolo County!

Isiolo holds a special place in my heart, because it’s here that I got to drop Yoga on an Airport Runway! Wowza! 😀

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You’ll want to add Isiolo to your Post-Covid travel bucket list, as it boasts some of the best Game Parks and National Reserves in Kenya!

The Shaba National Reserve, for instance, is home to exotic animals and bird’s species! And while here, you’ll want to visit the Sarova Shaba Game Lodge, for a taste of fine heritage!

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The Isiolo International Airport provides quick access to unique tourism spots in Northern Kenya, like the Lewa Conservancy and Mount Ololokwe!

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Moreover, Isiolo is great for off-the-beaten path travelers, as you’re less likely to encounter a swarm of tourists.

 

Day 9: Pumzika Bay, Watamu!

I can bet that you’ll be craving a beach getaway, once all this is over… And when you do, Pumzika Bay is exactly what your doctor ordered!

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Located at the mouth of Mida Creek in Watamu, Pumzika is any traveler’s dream!

With its proximity to the Indian Ocean, you’ll enjoy scenic views and a cool breeze that tastes like the sea! Plus you can walk to the beach, swim in the ocean with the promise of a fiery Watamu sunset!

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And the cherry on top? Their in-house chef Jimmy makes the most delicious meals!

 

Day 10: Watamu, Kilifi County!

Every visit to Watamu feels like unwrapping a new gift beneath the Christmas tree… 🙂 Watamu is an excellent destination for all sorts of travelers: solo, family, honeymooners… you name it!

Where else can you chase Humpback Whales, go snorkeling, kite-surfing and visit an ancient abandoned city spanning over 8 Centuries?

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And you’ll never run out of options for places to stay! Some of my favourite places to stay: Temple Point Resort and the Charming Lonno Lodge. …Watamu is certainly the gift that keeps on giving!

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Tip>> Click on the links highlighted in green to Read More about each destination! 🙂

 

Photography Credits:

Wanjiku Thuo

Mwangi Kirubi (Mwarv)

Trevor (the_mentalyst)

Marion Mithamo


Thank you for reading! Did you enjoy our Post-Covid Travel Bucket List? What places are you adding to your list?

I’d love to hear from you! Leave a comment down below & let’s chat! 😀

 

<<Stay. Inspired. Always>>

 

 

 

 

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6 Comments

  • Reply
    Kevin Munene
    May 29, 2020 at 7:53 am

    Waiting for part 2

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    Enock
    May 14, 2020 at 4:54 pm

    Thank you so much for being so generous with travel tips

    • Reply
      Scrapbook Journeys
      May 21, 2020 at 9:30 am

      My pleasure Enock! Thank you for reading and happy travels! 🙂

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    Immaculate Edel
    May 14, 2020 at 11:13 am

    Wowza indeed! I can hear myself being summoned by watamu, diani, kinangop, laikipia and sarova shaba! My goodness! God is an amazing artist! Can’t wait to soak in his goodness and just marvel at the beauty of nature!, thank you for the great tips and recommendations! Can’t wait for part 2!

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      Scrapbook Journeys
      May 21, 2020 at 9:30 am

      Imma! Thank you for reading!! 😀 Haha those are all my faves, and I trust you will love these places!! And yes, He really is the best artist there ever will be! Yay stick around for part two!:D

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