Hello my friends! I hope you are staying safe. 🙂 As promised, here’s part 2 of the 21 Destinations you simply must have on your Post-Covid Bucket List!
I must say- your response to our first Post-Covid Bucket List post was super! I’ve had lots of fun reading through your comments here and on my Social channels.
Thank you for reading & coming back for part 2! 😀
Have you read part 1 of our Post-Covid Bucket List? If you haven’t, check it out HERE!
21 Days of 21 Destinations For Your Post-Covid Bucketlist!
Now that we’re all caught up, let’s dive right in, shall we? 🙂
Day 11: El Karama Eco Lodge, Laikipia County!
El Karama Eco Lodge is your go-to-place when you’re craving adventure, coupled with a tranquil timeout in nature.
Think fly-camping beneath a star-studded night sky, after a nice sun-downer in the wild… Pure bliss ay?! 😀
Located in Laikipia County, the lodge is full of opportunities to explore like horse riding, game drives and walking safaris.
They also have a dairy farm with possibly, the healthiest cows you’ll ever see! 😀
And their custom, modish yet earthy cottages will make you feel right at home, with the calming sound of the River Ewaso Nyiro echoing close by.
Read More on El Karama Eco Lodge HERE
Day 12: Fairmont, Mount Kenya Safari Club
Located in Nanyuki Town, Fairmont Mt. Kenya is a dream destination with something special for everyone!
Whether it’s their lavish accommodations and waking up to a dancing peacock, or their excellent dining options, you’ll never want to leave!
There’s lots of things to do: from bonding with horses to feeding Bongos, fishing in a pond or playing golf… And let’s not forget their Champagne breakfast on the slopes of Mount Kenya!
Read more on why Fairmont Mt. Kenya should be on your Post-Covid Bucket List HERE!
Day 13: Maasai Mara, Narok County
The Maasai Mara is one of Kenya’s most beautiful National Reserves with a host of wildlife for you to experience! And it is after all, home to one of the New 7 Wonders of the World!
So plan your visit around the Wildebeest migration season between July and October! And if you are a Lion King fan, that scene will hit home ever so tangibly! 😀
Then when you go, make sure to stop by the Mara Serena Lodge! It’s impressive how they’ve blended the Maasai culture perfectly with holiday feels, into the architecture of the place!
Plus you can count on a delightful food adventure…Yum! 🙂
Read my Maasai Mara Budget Travel Tips HERE
Day 14: Lamu Island, Kenya
I’ve wanted to visit Lamu for a long while now, and if this pandemic has taught me anything, it’s to seize the moment! 😀
Have you been to Lamu? In case you haven’t been, join me in adding Lamu Island to our Post-Covid bucket list!
Our fun-to-do-list includes: the Lamu Festival, dhow sailing, riding donkeys through the old town and the Yoga Festival… not to mention indulging in Coastal foods!
Plus I am told that Shela beach in Lamu is gorgeous! I can hardly wait see it with my own eyes! Are you game? 😀
Day 15: Rusinga Island, Homa Bay County
Famous for some of Kenya’s most gorgeous sunsets, Rusinga Island lies to the East of Lake Victoria.
My friend Wanjiku Thuo and I went there a few years back and suffice to say, Rusinga is still etched on my heart. 🙂
For a full cultural experience, plan to visit during the Rusinga Island Festival in December… And their Tilapia, fresh from Lake Victoria will not disappoint!
If you’re interested in a luxurious getaway, then you’ll want to check out the Rusinga Island Lodge.
Lake Victoria Safari Lodge in Mbita, offers good options for when you’re traveling on a budget! Both places are by the shores of Lake Victoria, offering splendid views!
Check out my Rusinga Island Guide HERE…
Day 16: Kigali, Rwanda
Rwanda is so special & full of soul that you can never get enough… 🙂
When you go, visit the Inema Arts Centre for a glimpse of Rwandan Creativity! The artists’ passion is evident in the uniqueness of their pieces, showcasing Rwanda’s vibrant culture.
One of my favourite memories of Kigali, is at Select Hotel where Chef Claude graciously hosted and treated us to unforgettable delicacies! It certainly makes for a lavish place to stay within the city.
I’d also recommend a stay at either City Blu or Hotel Villa Portofino if you’re on a budget.
Then stop by Come Again and Pili Pili Restaurants to sample traditional Rwandan cuisine.
Read>> A Quick Travel Guide to Kigali, Rwanda HERE!
Day 17: Lake Muhazi, Rwanda
Rwanda’s scenery is an endless treat, which tells you why it’s dubbed the land of a thousand hills!
Located about 1 hour away from Kigali, Lake Muhazi is your perfect escape! 🙂 You can anticipate a charming drive as the city melts away behind you…
Then take a leisurely boat ride across the lake to Kingfish Beach Hotel, to relax the day away surrounded by lovely views & upbeat tunes!
>>Learn more about Lake Muhazi HERE
Day 18: Elewana Loisaba Tented Camp, Laikipia County
Situated within Loisaba Conservancy in Kenya, Elewana Loisaba should be on everyone’s bucket-list!
It is hands down, one of the fanciest places I have ever been to! 🙂
At Loisaba Tented Camp, luxury squarely meets the wild! Chic accommodations are up-scaled by an infinity pool with brilliant views of the conservancy as far as the eyes can see…
Here you’ll enjoy mountain bike riding, camel trekking, horse-riding, local community immersions and more!
Check out this post on Loisaba Tented Camp
Day 19: Lilayi Lodge, Zambia.
Zambia has made it to my list of favourite African countries! The people are kind and it’s quite a laid-back nation.
When you go, plan a quick trip to Lilayi Lodge, for a sweet getaway out of their capital, Lusaka.
I enjoyed the calm, forest feeling that engulfs you while driving in… At the lodge, you may opt to take a Nature Walk, visit their Elephant Nursery, go on a Game Drive or soak in the pool to cool off!
It doesn’t hurt that their food is delectable with good options for both meat-lovers and vegetarians. 🙂
Day 20: Lusaka, Zambia!
Lusaka is the kind of city that grows on you effortlessly… There’s not much traffic and you’ll have a dozen things to do!
Foodies will have a ball sampling delicious traditional foods at Twapandula or an Italian feast at Eataly and Panarottis! And for my fellow Ice cream lovers, I recommend Gigibontà to delight your taste buds!
Plan to visit the Kabwata Village and the Namwana Art Gallery if exploring Art and Culture is your thing.
I’d also recommend Radisson Blu Hotel for a luxurious city retreat, with pork ribs top on your list of foods to order! 😀
Day 21: Livingstone, Zambia
Livingstone, a quiet town to the South of Zambia, is the true home of adventure and adrenaline junkies! 😀
Top on the Attractions to visit is the Victoria Falls, one of the most incredible things you’ll ever experience!
More fun things to do in Livingstone: take a cruise down River Zambezi, swim in the devils pool, bungee jumping off a bridge or try sky diving!
P.S. Look out for my Livingstone blog post coming soon!
Mwangi Kirubi (Mwarv)
Thank you for reading part 2 of our Post-Covid Bucket List! I hope you’re inspired to start your own bucket-list, believing that we’ll travel again! 🙂
I’d love to hear from you! Leave a comment down below with your input or questions!
Take care and stay safe! 🙂
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