- African Safari,
- Indian Ocean Islands,
- Southeast Asia,
- Milestone Celebrations,
- Solo Travel,
- Family Travel,
- Group Travel,
- Luxury Travel
Kenyan native and Dubai resident since 2006. Studied Travel Operations and I have traveled to 27 countries and counting in every continent except South America and Antarctica, for now. Luxury on a budget is my specialty. It's my intention to eventually make the world my office!
DXB and NBO.
My travel style
I understand different types of tours and will recommend what fits the kind of holiday the traveler is looking for. For instance, for sightseeing and adventure packed itineraries, I recommend staying in a decent three-to-four-star property, as travelers are mostly outdoor exploring and hardly spend time in the hotels to appreciate the amenities – hence huge savings. Location is also key as most of these kinds of hotels are conveniently situated near public transportation or are accessible to most tour pickups. For more relaxing vacations and honeymoons, I recommend luxe five-star properties as travelers will likely spend 80-90% of their time in the hotel. Hence, they will have time to enjoy the property amenities like recreational facilities, spa, explore different restaurants or just chillin’ and sippin’ sundowner cocktails on the beach!
Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah
Excellent resort on the Palm Jumeirah with a private beach, plenty of pools, restaurants and wellness activities all in one place.
$100 hotel / resort credit.
Upgrade & extended check-in/out whenever possible.
SAii Lagoon Maldives, Curio Collection by Hilton
Trendy property on a private island only accessible by boat with stylish rooms and over-the-water villas.
Sarova Shaba Game Lodge: Kenya Safari Lodge in Shaba National Reserve
Boutique lodge located in the heart of the Shaba Game Reserve with tasteful rooms, a relaxing pool and safari excursions.
Recently returned from:
Taking a solo trip throughout the US east coast.
Relaxing on a solo vacation in the Maldives – not just for honeymooners!
Celebrating my birthday in Georgia.
Exploring Tbilisi and the Kakheti wine region.
Egypt for the pyramids.
Machu Picchu in Peru.
Great Barrier Reef in Australia.
Brazil for the Harbor of Rio.
One thing I can't travel without...
My famous yellow Tusker T-shirt – Favorite travel t-shirt captured with most wonders of the world and iconic attractions in different cities all over the world.
Two truths, one lie:
I have been stopped and questioned for hours by customs/immigration officers in about 20 of the 27 countries that I have traveled to so far.
I stayed in a fine four-star hotel in the middle of Times Square NY for US$49 a night!
I dated someone that I met on a four hour flight journey.
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