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 […]

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, […]

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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Erin Ijesha

Chasing the Western Nigeria Waterfalls – Day II

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  We began day two with a hike up the hills of Erio Ekiti. This particular town is predominant for religious tourism and at the very top of the hills is a place called ‘The New Jerusalem’. It was established […]

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Arinta Waterfall

Chasing the Western Nigeria Waterfalls – Day I

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I recently took a whirlwind tour to explore some parts of South-Western Nigeria. It’s safe to say I have a fair idea of what a hangover feels like. I sometimes like to travel fast but this was on another level. […]

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5 Ways to Balance your Work-Travel Life

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Travel and a regular “9-5” do not have to be mutually exclusive.  A lot of people would love to have long continuous travel periods but that is often not affordable – both cost and time-wise. It’s not uncommon to hear […]

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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!

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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