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The complete guide to: Nairobi travel

The complete guide to: Nairobi travel

Ready to book a trip to Nairobi? We support this decision! Kenya’s capital is bursting at the seams with interesting things to see and do, and unique experiences to knock off your travel bucket list. From close encounters with nature, to maze-like markets jam-packed with local goodies (and much, much...
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Things to do in: Nairobi

Things to do in: Nairobi

Kenya’s capital is a destination that may feel overwhelming at first, but let the rhythm of the city get under your skin and you’ll soon appreciate the many wonders Nairobi offers. From market-hopping and wildlife viewing, to hiking and biking, there’s plenty to keep you busy. If you’re on the...
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How our partner LivelyHoods is changing lives in Kenya

How our partner LivelyHoods is changing lives in Kenya

“I was not lucky enough to pursue my education dreams. My parents were poor and could not afford school fees for me. They also just never bothered with education since they themselves were never schooled, so they didn’t know the importance.” This is the story of Ann Nyongesa, a sales...
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The complete guide to: Zanzibar travel

The complete guide to: Zanzibar travel

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,...
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Urban Adventures named Innovator of the Year for responsible travel… twice!

Urban Adventures named Innovator of the Year for responsible travel… twice!

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...
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Impact Statement 2017: Our responsible business highlights

Impact Statement 2017: Our responsible business highlights

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...
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Can ‘responsible travel’ really help to alleviate poverty?

Can ‘responsible travel’ really help to alleviate poverty?

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...
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This Kenyan social venture is taking people from slums to sales

This Kenyan social venture is taking people from slums to sales

When you’re walking through the dusty 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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How a local group is fighting poverty in Kenya, one pig at a time

How a local group is fighting poverty in Kenya, one pig at a time

It’s our first day in 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’...
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Meeting the Maasai: A day with Peris

Meeting the Maasai: A day with Peris

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...
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