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 […]

A (faux) visit to the Okomu National Park

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Over the past weekend, I attempted to visit the Okomu National Park in Benin. After a few failed attempts at locating the place, my friend and I were able to get a driver to lead us to the right place. […]

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5 Daytrips to Make from Lagos, Nigeria

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Lagos can be hectic! Sometimes, all you need to clear your head and get yourself together again is a change of environment. Day trips provide an excellent avenue for that. Whether you live in Lagos or you’re just visiting, here are […]

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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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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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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!

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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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