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 the course of 4 days, Mark and I hiked through the Mount Kenya range and reached the summit of Point Lenana […]

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, […]

Travel Costs Breakdown: South Africa

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What does it cost to visit South Africa on a budget? So first, I think I need to say that this breakdown is based solely on my experience with planning for a trip I made in the month of March, […]

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South Africa Travel: A Sample Itinerary

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Planning a trip to South Africa? Here’s a sample itinerary to help you plan your trip. This focuses mainly on Cape Town, Johannesburg and a few places in between. You might also be interested in  The JJC’s Guide to SA […]

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The Idanre Hills Tour Movie

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Last month, I went on a tour organized by Unravelling Nigeria to Idanre Hills. This was my first group tour and it will certainly not be my last. I had such a great time and met some amazing folks. Here’s a short […]

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My Top 5: South Africa

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 My sister and I took a short trip to South Africa in the month of April. We intended to spend some time exploring bits of Johannesburg, Cape Town and the Kruger National Park. We did a fair job with Cape […]

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Idanre – The Ancient City on a Hill

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The new town of Idanre is what many might refer to as a sleepy town. I beg to differ. The city is not nearly as populated as any part of Lagos but it is buzzing with people and activities in […]

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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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