2022: The Year in Review

I am pleased to write the 7th edition of my blog’s 2022 year in review. Every year since 2016, I have written a month-by-month recap of all the adventures I’ve had. As usual, it brings me great joy to look […]

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 four days, Mark and I hiked through the Mount Kenya range and reached the summit of Point Lenana (4985m) – the […]

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 […]

Castle Forest Lodge

Camping & Hiking at Castle Forest Lodge

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We set out from Nairobi at about 7:30 a.m. for a trip to Castle Forest Lodge, where we would spend the weekend camping and hiking. The 2.5-hour-long drive to get there was smooth and on well-tarmacked roads until the Castle […]

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Visiting the Pyramids of Giza Cairo

5 Places to Get Amazing Views of the Pyramids of Giza

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For ages, the Pyramids of Giza in Egypt have entranced explorers, their timeless grandeur attracting visitors from all corners of the globe. Many travellers consider visiting them to be a bucket list item and the Pyramid Complex, where they are […]

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Lake Kivu Rwanda

Short and Sweet Gisenyi!

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The year was 2022, and Mark and I were headed to Rwanda from Kenya for what we hoped would be an unforgettable experience. It was my first time in the country and Mark’s second. Having read many positive reviews and […]

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Jara Beach Resort beach front

7 Beach Resorts and Houses in Lagos for a Perfect Getaway (with Prices)

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Thinking about planning a quick getaway or staycation in Lagos, and wondering where to go? I got you! In this article, I will share some of the best beach resorts in Lagos where you can kick back, relax and enjoy […]

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Best beaches to visit in La Digue

19 Stunning Beaches in Africa!

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The African continent is not only known for its diverse wildlife and rich culture, but it is also home to some of the most breathtaking and pristine beaches in the world. With its vast coastline stretching along the Atlantic and […]

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"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!

Castle Forest Lodge

Camping & Hiking at Castle Forest Lodge

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

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Budget Friendly Destinations for Nigerian Travellers

Is there such a thing as a budget friendly vacation or destination for Nigerians these days? In the time it […]

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Nigeria to Kenya – Travel Costs and Trip Breakdown

How much would it cost for a week-long trip from Nigeria to Kenya? In this post, I will be highlighting […]

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