ANNOUNCING The ‘This is Kenya’ African Adventure Tour 2016!

UPDATE: Since this first Kenya tour in 2016, we’ve expanded and now run tours in Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Botswana, Uganda, Rwanda, the DRC, Namibia, South Africa, Eswatini, Mozambique, Sierra Leone, Benin & Togo.

If you’d like more info, head over to the Rock My Adventure website to see the latest trips available!

Helen in Wonderlust

Come to Kenya With Me in August 2016!

Looking for an awesome African adventure tour? Want to go somewhere amazing but don’t want to go alone? Or maybe you’re a couple of friends who want to meet like-minded people to travel with? Then read on…

I receive emails every single day from readers who would like to travel around Africa independently like I have but are apprehensive to go solo or have no idea where to start. That was me 7 years ago too! So I came up with an idea…

I’m going to be running my first Helen in Wonderlust Tour in Kenya this August/September and you’re invited!

This won’t be a typical ‘tour’. In fact, it’s not a tour at all. It will be a laid-back, adventurous, and fun backpacking trip, that is like an independent, solo adventure, with a group of friends built in.

The pace will be relaxed and there will be plenty of time to chill, but I also have tons of fun activities planned.

We’ll be using local transport, eating some of the best food in Kenya, and meeting local people!

For this reason, I’ll be keeping the numbers small, so you can have a truly authentic experience. We’ll also be staying in the heart of the action so you’ll get the chance to do your own thing and immerse yourself in the Kenyan culture.

So what’s this trip all about?

Kenya Group Tour - Rock My Adventure Tours

The ‘This is Kenya’ Tour Itinerary

Join me for an adventure in Kenya starting on 30th August 2016!

We’ll spend 2 weeks exploring this amazing country and getting to know the real Kenya. We’ll explore the capital, Nairobi, go on a safari with a difference in the Masai Mara and unwind on the stunning Swahili coast.

The Nairobi Giraffe Centre - Helen in Wonderlust

Day 1: Nairobi 

Arrive in Nairobi and transfer to your accommodation for the night. Relax into the African way of life and get to know your fellow travellers over a welcome dinner at our campsite.

Leopard in the Masai Mara
Photo Credit: Sam Huddleston (Rock My Kenya Adventure 2017)

Day 2 – 4: The Masai Mara

We’ll depart from Nairobi and head towards the world-famous Masai Mara for our safari. On the way, we’ll take in the views of the magnificent Great Rift Valley and stop for lunch in the town of Narok, before heading to our lovely camp just a few kilometres outside the Masai Mara gate.

On day 3, after a hearty breakfast, we’ll jump in our safari vehicle and spend a full day looking for the Big 5 and picnicking in the wild. That evening we’ll enjoy a meal at a local restaurant in the nearby township of Sekenani.

We’ll spend our last day in the Masai Mara with the Maasai tribe, going on a guided walk, visiting the local school, and having lunch in the village. They’ll show us around their boma before taking us for sundowners the perfect way to end a day in Africa. Once the sun has set, we’ll head back to our camp for a BBQ dinner and party!

Things To Do in Nairobi - Helen in Wonderlust

Day 5 – 6: Nairobi

In the morning there’ll be some free time (in case anyone fancies a hot air balloon trip over the Masai Mara or a little lie-in after the party) before we transfer back to Nairobi.

Traffic dependent, there should be some free time for the rest of the day to try one of the many Nairobi activities, head to Java House for a coffee or cake, use the internet or have a snooze! Then in the evening, we’ll go out to one of Nairobi’s best restaurants.

The next morning we’ll visit Kazuri Beads and the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust to see the baby orphaned elephants they care for.

We’ll then go for a local lunch and explore the city with a walking tour. In the evening, anyone who wants to can head out to Nairobi for dinner and drinks!

Mombasa Old Town - Helen in Wonderlust

Day 7 – 8: Mombasa

We’ll spend the day making our way towards Mombasa and in the evening head out to a nice restaurant and take it easy after a busy few days.

We’ll head out in the morning to explore Africa’s largest coastal city. We’ll visit the old town where we can take a cup of Kenya’s finest at Jahazi Coffee House and visit the spice market and Fort Jesus. In the evening we’ll go out for a delicious dinner at a top Mombasa restaurant and afterwards, you can take in some of the famous Mombasa nightlife.

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Day 9 – 11: Kilifi

On day 9, we’ll and head straight up the coast to the laid-back town of Kilifi where we’ll spend the next 3 nights.

Here we will enjoy a tour of a local village, sail on a traditional dhow and enjoy a beach bbq. On one of our evenings, we’ll head up to Giriama Paradise for a village tour followed by dinner and drinks.

There will also be free time to try some of the watersports on offer, wander round town, sample the food at the local restaurants, or just lie in a hammock with a cold Tusker in hand – whatever you feel like! Kilifi also has some great bars, so if nightlife is your thing, you’re all set. I’ll see you down at the beach for sunrise if you’re up early enough!

Diani Beach, Kenya

Day 12 – 14: Diani Beach

Our last stop is one of Kenya’s most beautiful destinations, Diani Beach on the Indian Ocean – the perfect place to finish your African adventure.

We’ll head here from Kilifi, passing back through Mombasa and taking the Likoni Ferry. Whilst we’re here we will take a day trip to Wasini Island and Kisite Mpunguti Marine Park, but there will be plenty of time to do your own thing, relax, party ”“ whatever you like!

Diani Beach has something for everyone. You can lie in the sun, take a camel ride down the beach, shop for souvenirs in the local market, get some clothes made or if you’re feeling active, try your hand at one of the many activities on offer, like kitesurfing or skydiving.

There are plenty of bars where you can dance the night away under the stars to reggae or the latest Swahili tunes. On our last night, we’ll say goodbye over a farewell dinner.

Day 15: Mombasa

We’ll transfer back to Mombasa so you can catch your flight home in the evening or maybe you’ll continue your travels around Africa from there!

UPDATE: Since this first Kenya tour in 2016, we’ve expanded and now run tours in Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Botswana, Uganda, Rwanda, the DRC, Namibia, South Africa, Eswatini, Mozambique, Sierra Leone, Benin & Togo.

If you’d like more info, head over to the Rock My Adventure website to see the latest trips available!

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  1. Amazing trip. If I hadn’t injured my knee, requiring an op and crutches for the foreseeable future, I’d be booking this. Hope you run a second one when I’m back on two feet!

  2. Retirement is great thanks but the old line about ‘How did I ever find time to go to work?’ is all true! My blog is fine but still dead jealous of yours – it’s fantastic. Good luck with the Kenya trip.

    1. Ha ha! I felt like that when I had a few weeks off before I went travelling. I find that I can quite easily fill my time!!!

      Thank you!!! I’m really excited about it!!! Just thought it might be a nice thing to do! I’ve always wanted to do it and now it’s happening!!

      YOur blog is great! Just keep working at it, and I’ll tell you something… no matter what you do, you’ll always be critical of your own blog! The blog grass always seems greener! 🙂

  3. Sounds interesting, after Kenya, organize one for Uganda (The pearl of Africa), most especially since you know it, like the back of your hand. Tujja kusanyuka nnyo.

  4. Looks like an awesome tour! I’m headed back to East Africa in November, else I’d totally look at making this happen. Love me some Stoney Tangawizi, and I’ve yet to make it to the Kenyan Coast.

    Hope it’s a roaring success!

    1. Aw shame you can’t make it! 🙂 But you’ll be going anyways!! I love Stoney too! Best drink ever… well apart from wine! 🙂

      Have an amazing time!!!!

      Thank you!!! You heading to TBEX Stockholm?

  5. Very cool what you are doing Helen! It sounds a lot of fun. I hope you have all your participants! Very well organized adventure. Very inspiring.

  6. This sounds absolutely fantastic lovely! I would love to join! How many spots are left? We should catch up soon, and discuss! Will you be at TBEX Stockholm? If not, I might be in London soon, let me know when you will be in town! x

    1. Hey Cherie,

      Yes, I still have a couple of places! I will email you all the details!

      I am going to TBEX, can’t wait to see you! 🙂 Will be there from the 12th July!

      I’m in London next weekend 10th/11th June if you are around?

      Helen x

      1. Thanks for sending me the info! I am so excited for you, the tour looks amazing! Yay, so glad you will be at TBEX, can’t wait to see you! It has been such a long time. Ah, not in London around then, probably will be there after Stockholm. See you soon lovely! xx

    1. Hi Anne-Sophie,

      No worries!!!

      I’ll be doing more next year! Want me to add you to the mailing list for the tours?



  7. Dear Helen, I just read your Kenya trip plans and I`m soo sorry I`m missing it by just 1 week 🙁 I have a big trip starting 10th september up to 25th.
    I`m a solo traveler, mostly because I can`t plan ahead. Solo works great for me when its a quick city visit, but when it is a longer trip I just can`t get through it. I came across your blog while trying (in a very disorganised way) to develop an itinerary for myself around Kenya-Tanzania to see the great migration.. (But I also want to see the Victoria falls and Zanzibar… well, you get the idea)
    Safaris are super expensive, there are so many things to see and do, the major spots seem far away from each other, and theres not enough info (or I cant find) how to connect the spots. So it would have been great to join a seasoned traveller like you.
    I`ll just have to contend with reading your great blog 🙁
    Any ways, hope you have a great time 🙂

    1. Thanks Mustafa! Shame you will miss it, but sounds like you have a great trip ahead of you!

      Africa can be expensive, but cheap too. It’s about finding the balance! Often the bits in between the ‘dots’ are the best! 🙂

      Enjoy your big trip! Maybe see you on the road someday!!

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