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Nairobi is a pretty awe-inspiring city because of its National Park and all those giraffes, those aren’t the only things to do in Nairobi. Get down to some Kenyan culture, local style, by following these Nairobi travel tips from our local guide,...
Come to Zanzibar and you’ll be greeted by some of the loveliest beaches in the world, with stunning reefs for snorkelling and crystal-clear blue waters for swimming. But there’s more to Zanzibar than just hitting the sand. Within the city and its historic centre of Stone Town are great restaurants,...Read more
We are honoured, humbled and oh-so-happy to report that Urban Adventures has been named Innovator of the Year by not one, but two associations honouring the best in the travel industry. In late December we were presented with the 2017 New Innovator in Travel Philanthropy Award at Tourism Cares’ Hearts...Read more
The United Nations declared 2017 the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development, with a call for tourism businesses to better support local economies and to help foster a better understanding of different cultures. At Urban Adventures, we have always believed in the importance of sustainable tourism, but we took...Read more
Earlier this year I wrote about what a great opportunity 2017 presents having the full force of the UN behind the idea of Sustainable Tourism for Development. That article was well received (thanks!) and everyone seemed supportive of the rationale and sentiment. The point of the initial article was about...Read more
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Nairobi slum of Kawangware, the general bustle of the place overwhelms you. But local woman Grace Njeri lives in the neighbourhood and she’s got work to do amid the chaos. She recently signed on as a sales rep for the social enterprise LivelyHoods and...
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Nairobi, and we’re on our way to market to buy some fat pigs. Except this time, we won’t be going home again and doing a jig. Instead, we’ll be delivering them to some ‘grandmas’ on the outskirts of the city, as part of Urban Adventures’...
Our A Day with the Maasai tour is run in partnership with One Horizon Africa, a non-profit organisation dedicated to alleviating poverty in Kenya and South Africa. One traveller tells us about her day with Peris, one of the women benefiting from the program. Mention Kenya, and many people will...Read more
Movies are one of the best mediums for inspiring travel. From epic adventures to stunning landscapes, movies offer inspiration, making us want to replicate what we see on the big screen within our own travels. Here’s a round-up of some of our favourite wanderlust-inducing films. One Week Many Canadians dream...Read more
If there’s one thing that’s constant in the travel and tourism industry, it’s that everything is always changing. It’s a moving target, and keeping up requires total willingness to open up to whatever may be around the bend. This month (today, actually!) marks the 5th anniversary of Urban Adventures, a...Read more