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 […]

An Unravelling Nigeria Adventure to Omo Forest Reserve

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Bonfires, roast marshmallows,  bush bathrooms and creepy sounds outside camp tents – these are some of the things that make up a truly unforgettable weekend and I got to experience all of that – and much more on my recent […]

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24 hours in Zanzibar!

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My sister and I visited Zanzibar over a 5 day period after spending the first 6 days of our holiday in search of the big 5 at the Lake Manyara, Tarangire, Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti National Parks.  All we wanted […]

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A Journey through 3 Countries on a N15k Budget!

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My most recent (budget) trip took me overland from Lagos to Lome. After trying couchsurfing for the first time in Benin Republic, I decided I would give it another shot during this trip. [Read: A Journey through 2 Countries on […]

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Day Tripping to Omu Resort

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If you’re looking to spend a day out of Lagos’ city centres but are not willing to go that far off, then Omu Resort might be just the place you’re looking for. Omu Resort is a theme park located in […]

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2016: The Year in Review

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The curtain is finally closing on the year 2016 and once again, the time has come for us to reflect and review our plans for the new year. This year has been particularly exciting for me and I’m so grateful […]

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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!

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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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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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