Globetrotter’s Fun Filled Day Trips

Sometimes you just want to be somewhere outside of your normal environment even if it’s just for a day. At Globetrotter, we understand this and the reason we have curated exciting getaways that are pocket friendly for you to enjoy.

We have matched some of these getaways with important international and local holidays where possible. Through this, we hope that you, your family and friends will take this amazing opportunity and grab a date with us for a fun filled day.

8th March 2020 – International Women’s Day

Destination: Lake Nakuru National Park

Nax Vegas as the town is popularly known has always been a great getaway for many Nairobians.  In just 2 hours from the city, you will find yourself in a place where the tamed and untamed roam freely around a shallow alkaline lake.

Enjoy the day spotting and taking photos of animals that roam the park freely. They include black rhinos, southern white rhinos, Rothschild’s giraffe, lions, cheetahs and leopards.

Lake Nakuru won’t disappoint for the avian lover as it’s a haven for over 400 resident species of birds.

Group Joining Trip

Cost: Kshs.3,800 per person inclusive of transport and activities

26th April 2020 – The Forest Kereita

April is the month when Christians all over the world will celebrate the Easter holidays. Easter is usually a high season weekend and therefore we not ideal for a day trip. However, if you would want to go for a holiday during this season, please reach us as we have great deals for you to choose from.

The Forest is situated in the heart of the Aberdare Ranges in the Kereita Forest. The Forest, an activity Centre overlooking a beautiful lush green valley.

It has an array of activities, including horse riding, hiking, mountain biking, paintball and Segway tours. The big draw, however, is the Flying Fox, a series of six zip lines that traverse the valley, spanning over 2km and offering international levels of safety standards and highly trained instructors.’

Group Joining Trip

Cost: Kshs.5,500 per person inclusive of transport and activities


Labour Day (1st May 2020 – 3rd May 2020) – Camp Ndunda Falls, Embu.

Camp Ndunda Falls is located on the banks of Rupingazi River at the foothills of Mount Kenya 8kms from Embu town off Kibugu road. The hike through the Camp takes about seven hours with an easy trekking, zip liner, board walk and water fall viewing.

Here you will enjoy canopy walk, nature walk, hiking, picnic, bush trekking, zip lining, mountain biking, fun games and camp fire.

Group Joining Trip

Cost: Kshs.10,000 per person inclusive of transport and activities

Mother’s Day (10th May 2020) – The Dam RedHill

Mothers are special blessings in our lives and the reason this important day cannot pass just like that. Here is a plan for you to treat your mother, wife or mother figure in your life.

At the dam Redhill, enjoy a silent boat ride as you glimpse at cool nature around you. For the more adventurous, experience the adrenaline pumping thrill of Zip Lining that flies across the dam.

After that you can just chill and enjoy a meal on floating restaurants as the wind calmly drift the restaurant. We promise the experience of this Is just amazing.


Group Joining Trip

Cost: Kshs.4,000 per person inclusive of transport and activities

The Magic at Ilkeliani Camp

Nestled in a river glade in the world famous Maasai Mara Game Reserve, Ilkeliani camp is a paradise deep in the wild African Savannah.

Ilkeliani is located 4km downstream from the Masai Mara National Reserve’s Talek Gate and is centrally positioned to explore the game-filled reserve. Ol Kiombo airstrip is 25 minutes away from the camp and transfers are included. The camp offers some of the Mara’s best game-viewing, even directly from your own tent.

Once you arrive at Ilkeliani, the first thing you encounter is a suspended bridge over the Talek River. This bridge gives every guest a sense that their stay here will be full of joy even before you cross to the other side.

At Ilkeliani, expect to sight elephants and other animals at the veranda of you tent. This is because the camp is set on the banks of Talek River and the spot is a favourite for elephants and the other animals who come to quench their thirst.

The camp has been designed to combine the old traditional safari style with a modern and fresh feel. It is a permanent camp designed along ecofriendly principles. According to their website, their ethos is to leave a minimum foot print on nature.


Ilkeliani camp consists of only 17 tented rooms, each commanding views of the plains and the wildlife action throughout the day. Each guest tent provides a pleasant retreat with attractive furnishings and private en suite facilities.

The tents have a raised position under vegetation and overlook the Talek river and surrounding landscape. Each tent has been carefully sited under its own cluster of shady indigenous trees giving guests a true feel of being out in the wilderness.

The chefs prepare high quality meals including hearty breakfasts, alfresco lunches and candle lit dinners in the Mess Tent. Picnic breakfast / lunches can be prepared if you prefer to stay out and explore the reserve all day long. The camp fire is lit from 6 pm onwards and safari experiences can be shared with fellow guests while enjoying a relaxing drink.

The Staff

The staff at ilkeliani Camp have been primarily hired from the surrounding villages and educated in the art of hospitality and service.

Many of the staff have been at the camp for a number of years and speak a variety of languages including English, Kiswahili and their local tribal.

The Experience

Rise early and go on a walking safari or dawn game drive, returning to the camp in time for breakfast. Or if you on a safari game drive with your own driver-guide exploring the Masai Mara National Reserve – perhaps to the Mara River or the Musiara Marsh on half day with picnic breakfast.

Return to the camp in time for lunch, followed by a rest in the shaded tent or relax on the veranda of your tent, watching the game go by.

One can choose to go on an afternoon game drive returning to camp in time for a shower, followed by a sundowner round the campfire, exchanging stories of the day with the other guests.

Dinner by candlelight completes the day, after which a maasai warrior will guide you to your tent.

13 Romantic Places to Visit in Mauritius

Looking to spice up your love life with a holiday destination that will rekindle past glorious moments and ignite new ones for future memories? Look no further. Mauritius is your getaway romantic destination.

Scenic surroundings, endless white beaches, and untouched nature, makes Mauritius the ideal choice for lovers, and it is undoubtedly one of the most preferred and romantic places for a honeymoon.

Here are our top 13 places you should not miss while in Mauritius.

1. Le Morne Beaches

West of Mauritius at the foot of Le Morne Brabant a UNESCO world heritage site lies the stunning Le Morne Beach.

This stretch of beach has the most picturesque views and captivating shoreline.  Couples come here for leisure, sightseeing or indulge in water activities like scuba diving or Kayaking. The beach is just 1 hour 15 minutes from SSR international airport.

2. Tamarin Beach

If you are looking for a great beach to surf, then Tamarin should be your top choice. Located on the Tamarin Bay just past the black river village, this gorgeous west coast beach will amaze you.

Its sparkling blue ocean and the towering Black River Mountain ranges in the background makes it a unique spot that should not be missed.

3. Flic En Flac Beach

Of all Mauritius west coast beaches, Flic En Flac is the top beach destination favoured by many due to its long stretch of soft and a calm blue lagoon.

Lovers simply enjoy the sun or take a dip in the ocean, especially on weekdays when the beach is less crowded.

4. Gris Gris Beach

On the southern most tip of the country lies an unusual beach that fascinates tourists everytime. This beach does not have a coral barrier therefore causing the waves to crash at the cliff bases splashing it over the water.

Enjoy the view sitting on the benches laid along the beach as water activities are prohibited.

5. Blue Bay Beach

Named after emerald blue waters of the beach, Blue Bay provides the most wonderful snorkeling opportunities.

The almost transparent water lets you swim with colourful fishes among corals and offers great visibility. On weekdays the beach is mostly deserted, hence perfect for relaxation.

6. Grand River South East

The Grand river South East waterfalls are nothing short of spectacular.

This impressive waterfall is formed at the mouth of the Grand River South East where the river currents meet the ocean tides. The water here is greenish due to the prolific and vibrant green forests that surround the area.

7. Rochester Falls

The Rochester Falls is the widest one in Mauritius. Ideal for a calm and relaxing day, the seclusion here is almost welcoming.

Falling to a depth of 10m, the natural pool is perfect for a swim. Verdant trees growing atop striking cliff faces where the rocks have been forged into rectangular blocks by the roaring water over the ages, this place is a breathtaking beauty.

8. Tamarind Falls

Also known as the “Sept Cascades” due to the seven different falls seen at this place, its the source of the majestic Tamarin River.

Embark on a full-day hiking trip to this adventurous place and discover amazing flora and fauna. It is one of the most interesting canyons of Mauritius.

9. Trou Aux Cerfs

Trou aux Cerfs is the only volcano on Mauritius that is not dead. It has been dormant for many centuries now but can become eruptive in the future.

It thus makes for an intriguing Mauritius honeymoon destination to add to the itinerary. It has beautiful surroundings with plants and flowers and provides amazing views of Curepipe and yonder.

10. Le Morne Brabant

The best among honeymoon destinations Mauritius is the stunning Le Morne Brabant on the Le Morne Peninsula.

The giant monolithic mountain rises on the tip of the peninsula to form a dramatic view.

A former shelter for runaway slaves brought to Mauritius, the Le Morne Brabant is immensely significant in the island’s history. Visit this place for astonishing views of the island.

11. Eureka Creole House

Eureka Creole House is one of the most romantic Mauritius tourist attractions, it has 109 doors and windows and is also a museum.

With artistically manicured gardenscapes incorporating little natural waterfalls, a tour of this mansion will cast a colonial spell on you. Buy a little souvenir from the souvenir shop and take a part of Mauritius back with you.

12. Mauritius Botanical Garden

Famous for its giant water lilies, medicinal plants and a whooping variety of palms collected from all over the world, it makes for one of the most fascinating Mauritius tourist attractions.

Take up a guided tour of this ancient botanical treasury or simply go for a leisurely stroll through the secluded lanes of the garden if feeling a little romantic.

13. Black River Gorges National Park

Embark on a hike through prolific greenery that soothes the eye, hidden little waterfalls creating natural pools and a chance sighting of a Pink Pigeon or a Mauritian Kestrel, all the while listening to the consistent burbling of the stream somewhere nearby.

Amani Tiwi Beach Resort

Paradise under African Skies

Indeed, Amani Tiwi Beach Resort is a paradise here on earth. Here is why.

For holiday lovers, looking for that one place that will cool your heels and relax your eyelids is always a hustle. For this reason, Globetrotter will be painting pictures of places you need to add onto your bucket list and check off sometime in the near future.

So today we kickoff 2020 with Amani Tiwi, a beach resort located some 30km south of Mombasa City on the award-winning Diani Beach.

The Resort is a breathtaking five-star development, offering a beautiful blend of eco, African and Swahili influences in design, lush landscaped gardens and a private white sandy beach overlooking the Indian Ocean.

With 210 metres of private beach all to yourself, I wouldn’t imagine of any other place to be. Here, you are allowed to stroll along the soft white sands, take a cool dip in the pool, simply relax on the beach, watch the sunrise & sit back and enjoy the charms of the African coast.

Amani Tiwi Beach Front

Oh, did I mention that Amani Tiwi has possibly the largest outdoor pool in Mombasa at 167 metres length? The pool has three islands: Love, Unity and Friendship with a separate area for children. The pool has water activities daily and a separate deep end for acclimatization for scuba diving and snorkeling.

Amani Tiwi Accommodation

The resort has a total of 209 very spacious air-conditioned rooms including 110 interconnecting and 4 rooms specially designed to be wheelchair accessible.

Amani Tiwi Accommodation

All rooms enjoy Split unit Air Conditioning, LCD Satellite TV, High speed Wifi internet connectivity, Telephone, Mini-fridge, Tea / Coffee making facilities, Hairdryer, Mosquito net and balcony.

Amani Tiwi Entertainment

With four bars and five restaurants to tempt your palate from, there’s a night in store to suit your mood. Whether you round it off with dancing or a romantic walk along the moonlit beach, you’re bound to feel the magic at the heart of Tiwi.

Every evening is an experience; we have special theme nights and a variety of different entertainment. Get entertained by Maasai dancers, live bands, Acrobats, traditional dancers, folk songs, and so much more.

Amani Tiwi Kids Corner

Watoto Express is a thematic Kids Club offering a variety of activities and games under supervised care for children aged between 5-11 years. Children under 5 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. A special children’s menu and Nanny Services is available upon request.

Mix Business & Pleasure 

Yes, business can mix with pleasure. The resort has two meeting rooms Karibuni & Mkutano Conference Centre with state of the art facilities including  LCD projectors and audio-video conferencing aids .  Secretarial and translation services are available upon request.

Activities at Amani

If you are the kind of person who would want to spend all day lying by the pool, that’s fine by us. But if you’re looking for some fun for you or your children, there some activities at the resort that includes Aerobics, American Pool Table, Table Tennis, Tennis-Hard service, water polo, fitness Centre and much more.

Amani Tiwi Pool

We certainly would wish this paradise experience for you. We know this is a great place – and we know this from the many positive feedback we have received from guests we booked at Amani Tiwi. With all the comforts of the modern day, Amani Tiwi Beach resort is an eco-friendly haven.   We invite you to explore this private and pristine paradise.

Why Serengeti is the Top Safari Destination

One Cannot Resist the Lure of Serengeti

The Great Migration is the most emotional natural life scene on the planet and there’s just two places on the planet where it happens: the East Africa, the Masai Mara in Kenya and the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania.

Consistently a huge number of wildebeest, zebra and gazelle advance from the Ndutu area in the south of the Serengeti, crosswise over river intersections and gigantic fields of grass fields, to arrive at new green grass that accompanies occasional rains as they move northwards.

For a long time of the year, the tremendous groups can be seen in various pieces of the Serengeti, this is a completely natural process that depends on weather, environmental factors, and the animals themselves, the timing and route that’s well-known to them. Mostly calving toward the beginning of the year, river intersections in the year, and the arrival from the Masai Mara at year’s end.

Individual travellers will require a vehicle to explore the national park: you can acquire a 4×4 from Arusha or Mwanza, just as outdoors gear and equipment, and have a stay at one of the camping spots outside the national park or at one of the nine open camping areas inside the Serengeti: there are six in the Seronera territory in the core of the recreation center, one at Lobo, one at the Fort Ikoma Gate and one at Ndabaka Gate (you can book and pay for these campgrounds when you enter the recreation center doors).

There are likewise exceptional campgrounds which you’ll have the option to utilize solely for your friends and family. These you’ll have to book ahead of time through a travel agency or through the Tanzania National Parks Authority.

You should be totally independent in case you’re exploring the great outdoors, so load up on arrangements in either Arusha or Mwanza before you enter the national park and bring your very own firewood. Numerous explorers lie towards not driving themselves on the Serengeti’s terrain and rather get a driver despite the fact that this will cost significantly more than driving yourself.

Travel during the wet season from January to March, when the Serengeti is at its wettest, to get discounts on hotel rates and safari tours for the best budget friendly spending.

While you’re in Serengeti you can witness the ‘’big five’’ co-existing and fighting for survival. Due to the nature of the park it is best to say that its survival of the fittest. From the lions of the park to the wildebeests and zebras, during the day you are able to see predators looking for prey and also feasting on carcasses. This creates a sense of appreciation towards the wildlife we are surrounded with.

Serengeti National Park is probably the best spot to spot lions in nature! You’ll regularly discover them getting together and hunting in prides of 10.It’s anything but surreal, this is when you understand why people call it a ”big cat country”. Your odds of seeing lions are especially great from July to October in northern Serengeti National Park.

Leopards are somewhat progressively subtle to discover, yet with a little luck and great planning you ought to have the option to see them. Take some time around the Masai Kopjes territory, and watch out for the enormous stone structures where leopards are known to sun bath. You can discover them hiding in trees and almost being camouflage.

Rhinos are very rare to sight in the national park as they are usually located around the ngorongoro crater. The black rhino is an endangered species who is guarded by the wildlife service 24 hours from the poachers.

The absolute best spot to spot hippos is at the Serengeti Hippo Pool, situated in Mageso Chember. Here, you’ll find many hippos squished firmly together in a little lake. It’s an outright can’t-miss spot in Serengeti National Park!

You cannot miss the sighting of elephants and buffaloes, the national park has over 2,000 elephants. They usually walk in herds of 30-50 elephants. Buffaloes are spotted on the south part of the park. The tour guides are usually familiar with the places you may be able to find them.


Globetrotter Books First Ibuka Deal

Globetrotter Agency, a local tours and travel firm, has raised Sh21.4 million through the Nairobi Securities Exchange’s (NSE) incubation platform Ibuka.

The firm sold shares to investors for a stake that is yet to be determined, with the money realised being used as working capital in seeking preferential terms with hotels and airlines.

Globetrotter Agency will pay the deal arrangers Sh1.17 million for the exercise, according to the Kenya Association of Stockbrokers and Investment banks.

The capital raised is to be converted into ordinary shares via call option before March 21, 2021 or as agreed on a pre-determined conversion formula.

Initial projections indicate that the new investors would be granted a stake of between 8.4 per cent and 12.2 per cent of the four-year-old company.

The return on investment for the equity investors shall be 1.1 per cent per month with a future dividend yield of nine per cent.

Tina Patel, the chairperson of Globetrotter Agency, said the capital injection through the convertible shares was a safe means to grow the firm while offering investors an opportunity to unlock equity value upon redemption.

“We were greatly surprised at what our tremendous forward equity valuation could be based on parameters we meticulously learnt under Ibuka,” she said.

Emerging enterprises

Amish Gupta, the Ibuka Implementation Committee chair and an investment banker, said the new development raised hope for more capital raising initiatives through Ibuka.

“More and larger capital raise calls are expected in the coming weeks and months. Ibuka Programme is the new ecosystem that shall lead to volume tradings and listings for the public,” said Gupta.

The Ibuka Programme is designed to provide visibility and understating of the capital markets for emerging enterprises.

Visibility is the optimal degree to which a hostee of the programme such as Globetrotters may attract prominence and publicity through strategies offered by NSE.

RentCo East Africa joined the Ibuka Programme in September this year as the 17th firm.

MySpace and Tuskys are the other mentees on the incubation initiative.


As reported on The Standard October 9 2019

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