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 […]

African Cities

Why are African Cities Underrated?

By Amarachi x 8 Comments

On our vlog this week, Fola, Mofe and I talk about travelling within Africa and why it’s sometimes overlooked by (Nigerian) people. We think African cities are worth exploring but we’d love to hear your thoughts. Do you travel within […]

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Abu Dhabi Safari

An evening in the deserts of Abu Dhabi

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One of the highlights of my visit to the UAE was the desert safari tour in Abu Dhabi. The tour began with a drive away from the city centre into what I might refer to as ‘rural Abu Dhabi’. We […]

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python temple ouidah

Nah Nah, Hell No!

By Amarachi x 15 Comments

Beyonce’s words were mine too when I was invited to drape a 5-foot long royal python around my neck at the Temples des Pythons in Ouidah. I was not necessarily afraid of doing so – even though I am quite […]

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What kind of traveller are you?

Travel Community Issues – Through Our Eyes

By Amarachi x 4 Comments

From debates about what it means to be considered a ‘traveller’ as opposed to being a ‘tourist’ to arguments about whether or not slow travel is the most authentic way to experience a city or enjoy a vacation, there are some discussions that […]

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On Set with the Cast of the Lion King

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I love safaris – so much! And when they are in the place that inspired the Lion King animated movie, oh joy! In a single year, I went on safari in India, South Africa and Tanzania and no one safari […]

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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!

Kenya Travel with a Pen

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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Cost to go to Seychelles breakdown

Can You Visit Seychelles on a Budget?

The Seychelles Islands are a notoriously expensive destination to visit. I remember being taken aback by the sheer cost of […]

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South Korea Trip Cost

Travel Costs Breakdown – South Korea Trip

How much should a South Korea trip cost you? In this post, I’ll be writing about the costs needed to […]

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