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, […]

A Weekend at Amboseli National Park

The sound from a single hot air balloon floating across the sky, several kilometres away, breaks the stillness of our first morning at the Amboseli Bush Camp. To my east, I see the sun begin to peek through the clouds, […]

Kudu-Kruger

How to Travel from Johannesburg to Kruger National Park

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The easiest way to get to Kruger National Park is to fly. The park is accessible via three airports. There is the Phalaborwa Airport located on the northern end of the park, Hoedspruit Eastgate Airport in the Central Kruger Park […]

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Olumo Rocks If You Lava Bit of Adventure!

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Except you’ve been living under a rock, as a Nigerian, you must have heard about Olumo Rock, a popular tourist attraction located only a stone’s throw away from Lagos in the ancient city of Abeokuta. This isn’t just any piece […]

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elmina castle

Flash Fiction: Chains

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Femi rarely got any time off work but on this occasion when he did, he decided to take a tour to Badagry. The tour followed the slave trade routes from the ‘point of no return’ to museums showcasing the worst […]

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GIGM Enugu

Road Tripping from Enugu to Lagos with GIGM

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I have been hearing a lot about the GIGM bus service recently and I figured I’d give them a try during a recent trip from Enugu to Lagos, Nigeria. I haven’t really used that many bus transport services in the […]

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Erin Ijesha

Chasing the Western Nigeria Waterfalls – Day III

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We began day three – our last day of the tour – quite early, starting with a visit to Erin Ijesha waterfalls. The road from Erio-Ekiti was okay for the most part but there were several bad spots that made […]

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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!

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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Istanbul

FAQ: Everything you Need to Know About Travelling to Turkey

Are you thinking about travelling to Turkey? Before you start to second guess yourself (if you are, that is), I […]

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