I love sleepout.com

I’ve always been a strong supporter of airbnb hands down I’ll admit it and before that Jumia Travel was my ultimate go to travel source up until yesterday. www.sleepout.com sneaked through the cracks and landed on browser forum.

So what is sleepout, sleepout.com is a hip new startup kinda like airbnb but also with a classy side . It offers affordable to low end accommodations depending on which suits your travel plans.

The reef hotel, a mid range Kenyan hotel bookings can be made through https://sleepout.com/accommodation/868-standard-room-with-garden-view

xandu Luxury apartments. A sample of highend deals you can get. booking can be done through https://sleepout.com/accommodation/13363-beautiful-apartments-at-the-coast

Though currently limited to only a few countries in Africa, www.sleepout.com is exactly what you need to plan your perfect getaway. Umped with countless alternatives it gives individualized options that help you pick out the perfect vacation for you. From beach themed holiday homes to stunning tree top homes www.sleepout.com has got you covered. It has a perfect price estimate line that works with your budget and a proper site map to ensure you don’t pick a location outside your desired area. Just like airbnb sleepout also gives you a calendar to ensure you only get bookings that are available on your set travel dates.

Unlike many cooperate travel sites that are overcrowded www.sleepout.com covers only African destinations something that gives total and complete attention to the continent. If your looking for a place to post your lodgings without constant fears of being overshadowed by western countries then sleepout is definitely the site for you. Its secure booking system and payment arrangement easily enable you to work smoothly with them without any constraints. Sleepout also offers multiple services such as Uber discounts to facilitate a smooth travel experience, food and events discounts in several of key destination cities among others.

All in all the site is gorgeous and without a shadow of doubt the best I’ve seen in a while. I’ll be making my booking soon and will ensure I write about my experience with the site then. Otherwise so far so good,  am extremely impressed and hoping to make this site a part of my great visit to the south if all goes well.

 

NAIROBI TO HARARE ON LAND TO CAPETOWN VIA AIR

Every time I say it I feel like am going Insane but yes I’ve finally decided to take the plunge and dive right into the madness. This December I plan to go to Capetown by bus and enjoy every minute of it.

Here is a proper breakdown of my journey.

  1. Nairobi to Mombasa by Train

Given the new SGR rates, it should be a well under ksh 800 journey that is usd 8 and will take five hours only which is something am totally excited about.

I plan to stay over one night at this cute airbnb

Spacious rooms overlooking private garden with balcony, A/C, TV and private bathroom.

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/18283919?location=Mombasa%2C%20Mombasa%20County%2C%20Kenya&s=DzHMQfVi

MOMBASA TO DAR ES SALAAM

I plan to go directly by bus using Tahmeed this should cost roughly ksh 1800 or usd 18.

My www.airbnb,com of choice is this cheap cute room that is jut to die for.

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http://www.airbnb.com

3. DARESALAAM TO HARARE VIA AIR

I plan to take advantage of fastjets cheap air service. this will cost me only ksh 9500 or less a figure that am extremely happy with. I plan to spend a lot of time in Zambia 3-4 days because I plan to travel up to the falls and back.

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http://www.airrbnb.com

Room I intend to stay in at the falls in Matebaland North Province Zimbabwe.

 

room in Harare, cheap and cozy.

Harare to Capetown via Air

This will cost a little over ksh 12,000 with South African Airways but will totally be worth the tedious journey. In Capetown I have ready accommodation and surprisingly even better service. I’ll still stay in an airbnb there but at some really low monthly rent.

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DECK ADDED TO THE ROOM

Image courtesy of http://www.airbnb.com

With that marks my long journey to Capetown. I’ll be sure to update all my readers on the happenings along the way.

 

Take Rwanda

They say you never miss a good thing till its gone. I guess am a true living example of that. Malawi was my obsession for the longest time in my life. I’d dreamed to walk on the beaches and explore the land of little people.

Heres a simple guide through Rwanda and Malawi.

1. Book Rwand Air

Go to www.traveladvisor.com choose the category written cheap flights. Choose rwandair flight options.

2. Airbnb

Go to www.airbnb.com and choose a room to your liking

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Sample funished house courtesy of www.airbnb.com

3. Book sites with an agent.

I’d recommend www.bonfireadventures.co.ke

Mombasa Travel Guide

Every wanted to explore the sandy beaches of Mombasa? or simply enjoy a moment away from your busy lifestyle? here are some amazing tips on how to make it in Mombasa as a tourist.

    1. Always use Uber                                                                                                                                    Image result for uber  In the coast there a lot of rogue Taxi Operators that are aiming at making the most out of conning tourist who are not adversant with the current rates. So it is essentials to call in an Uber for all your travelling needs as it is standard for all users.
    2. Tuks Tuks are always ksh 50 no in the city no matter the destination  Image result for tuk tuk mombasa                                                                                                                                                                                                 Always be careful to ensure your not conned into paying more
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    3. Always Use Jambo Jet or Book via Trip Advisor if you don’t have an agent. Image result for Jambo jetIt is essential to book online and preferably look for your flights at http://www.jambojet.co.ke or http://www.tripadvisor.com to get the cheapest flights available.                  
    4. Always book online                                                                                                                                                                                                                            For your hotel booking I suggest using booking websites as opposed to booking directly from the hotel. This is simply due to the fact that you want to get all the best deals first. so I suggest using http://www.booking.com, http://www.jumiatravel.com or http://www.tripadvisor.com . Compare and contrast the prices and choose the cheapest as they tend to almost always have the same hotel list.                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Suggestions:                                                                                                                                                 Image result for pride in nyali Pride inn Nyali prices begin at ksh 4000 a night , walking distance to city mall and 200km to nakumatt Nyali . Image result for voyager mombasaVoyager Hotel prices from ksh 11,000
    5. Explore the local restaurants over room service                                                                       Image result for mombasa galaxy chinese restaurant Galaxy chinese resturant lighthouse mombasa                                                                                                                                                                                                               Mombasa has a lot of hotels to offer that have in restaurants the problem with this is the foods come at a rather high price. So if you have the chance walk around the town and explore some of the local restaurant .                           Suggestions:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 i) Galaxy Chinese Restaurant on Lighthouse 200 meters from the town and 3 km from Nyali  it has the best menus together with a waterfront view that is simply magnificent.                                                                                                                                                                               ii) Pablo’s Pizza Located in north coast it simply has the best assortment of Italian pizzas and a wide array of exquisite Italian dishes.Image result for 10th street mombasa
      There also popular chains like Java House and 10th street located in different places within the city.
    6. Be careful with your items at public beaches                                                                                                                   The public beaches are filled with local tradesmen and at the same time peddlers and thief looking to steal from the locals. So do not be fooled by the looks and always be on the look out.
    7. Nightlife

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If your looking for a nice place to lay low then there a few options for you like the wide array of casinos and pubs like Bobs which is quite low key until midnight. If clubbing is your fort then you can visit clubs such as Cassablanca and Belavista in the city center but keep an eye out for prostitutes and thieves as clubs tend to be filled with them. Another great destination is Zodiac and Hypnotica in the North Coast. Located in city mall. It certainly more classy and prettier than Casablanca or Belavista.

8. Shopping  

Image result for city mall mombasaMombasa is filled with several shopping malls starting with City mall and Nakumatt Nyali among others. So don’t be scared of shopping as he people are not only honest but eager to help.