We Summited Africa’s Second Highest Mountain!

There are many words to describe how I feel writing this article but the overwhelming feeling is pride. Over the course of 4 days, Mark and I hiked through the Mount Kenya range and reached the summit of Point Lenana […]

101 Best Places to Visit in Africa

Travelling to and around the African continent is a dream many travel enthusiasts have. From stunning beaches with perfect year-round weather conditions to incredible landscapes and wildlife, the continent, with its 54 countries, has so much to offer to every […]

Picnics & Champagne in Champagne Ridge

In full disclosure, despite the title of this article, we did not have champagne in Champagne Ridge. We did have some wine – which I will now refer to onwards as ‘champagne’ because I can. It is only proper that […]

An Amazing Road Trip Across Kenya

With the office shut down for the holidays and Amarachi travelling for work, I loaded the car with camping and hiking equipment and set off on a 2,000 km Kenya road trip. I was accompanied for most of the trip […]

2021: The Year in Review

It’s the end of the year 2021 and once again, I am pleased to write the 6th edition of my blog’s year in review. Since 2016, I have written a yearly summary of my adventures on this blog. Each year-end, […]

How difficult is it to climb Mount Kenya

We Summited Africa’s Second Highest Mountain!

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There are many words to describe how I feel writing this article but the overwhelming feeling is pride. Over the course of 4 days, Mark and I hiked through the Mount Kenya range and reached the summit of Point Lenana […]

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How to Apply for a US Visa in Nigeria

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I recently had to renew my US visa after the previous one expired. Since the last time I applied, the US government and immigration officials have reinstated the interview waiver program for applicants who meet the waiver qualifications. The last […]

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Tulum Letters Mystika

Tulum Travel Guide + 13 Things to Know Before You Visit

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Tulum was the last stop on our trip to Mexico (and the US) and it turned out to be the perfect way to end our 3-week holiday. We had started our travels in Mexico by spending some time in Mexico […]

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Costs for a trip to Rwanda

Travel Costs Breakdown for a Trip to Rwanda

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How much should you plan for your leisure trip to Rwanda? In this post, I’ll be writing about the costs needed to travel from Lagos to Kigali, Gisenyi and Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda. We made this trip from Nairobi […]

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Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda

What It’s Like Going Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda

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Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda is an experience no wildlife enthusiast will forget in a hurry. The moment you first encounter a mountain gorilla in the dense forests that form part of the Virunga Conservation Area will forever stay with you. […]

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Stories from Africa & Around the World

"We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There's no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open" - Jawaharial Nehru

Destinations that Inspire

Travel with a Pen is a Nigerian Travel Blog showcasing Nigeria and Africa Travel. On this blog, I share budget-friendly tips and breakdowns for travel within Africa and the rest of the world. I hope that by reading the articles here, you’re inspired to travel more and differently too!

Costs for a trip to Rwanda

Travel Costs Breakdown for a Trip to Rwanda

How much should you plan for your leisure trip to Rwanda? In this post, I’ll be writing about the costs […]

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Cost to go to Seychelles breakdown

Travel Cost Breakdown – Nigeria and Kenya to Seychelles

How much does it cost to go to Seychelles? In this post, I’ll be writing about the costs needed to […]

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Castle Forest Lodge

Camping & Hiking at Castle Forest Lodge

We set out from Nairobi at about 7:30 am for a trip to Castle Forest Lodge, where we would spend […]

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