How to save money while going on holiday

When going on holiday, one of the biggest considerations that most people(yes, even rich people) think about is the cost. That is the smart thing to do for those who follow the mantra, ‘failing to plan is planning to fail’.

Some of those ways are below;

Bargain

If you are booking at the last minute, bargain – especially when dealing with tour operators, travel agents and hotels as an empty room has no benefit for a businessman.

Pick your times

Go on holiday during the off-season when the prices are normally cheaper among operators.

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Holiday

Use price-comparison websites – with care

Price comparison websites seemingly offer nothing but benefits to consumers looking for the best rates on car hire, travel insurance and package holidays

Avoid unnecessary frills

There are some things that are considered extras on flights that are totally unnecessary, like priority boarding.

The Obama family enjoy lovely holiday in France

Weigh and measure your luggage

Be absolutely sure that you are below the size and weight restrictions imposed by the airline before you leave for the airport or you will be penalised.

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Holiday

Travel overnight

Traveling at night can save you the cost of a hotel, especially if you use the SGR.

Arrange your own excursions

Going sight-seeing while a bit risky is cheaper and much more fun as one gets to explore.

Walk

Plan your sightseeing geographically and you can save on all your bus, tube and taxi fares by just walking.

Don’t open the minibar

The drinks in the hotel mini-bar are normally very prohibitive cost-wise.

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Holiday

Drink free water

This is for those who have strong constitutions. Bottled water is becoming more and more expensive while the variance between it and tap water is very minimal if at all.

Take the basics

Take enough basic provisions to cover everyday needs so that you don’t have to buy expensive versions locally. Items often dearer than at home include salt, pepper, tea bags, washing powder, dishwasher tablets and bin bags.

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Kenya’s flashiest lawyer Donald Kipkorir shows off luxurious birthday vacation 

 

 

He is always living life with a big spoon as the saying goes. He is so flamboyant that his social media feed tells us how rich he is.

From his  holiday home in Nanyuki to his exploits abroad, to hiring jets to travel around Kenya, and custom made personal effects, Donald Kipkorir is the envy of many.

He is currently in Jamaica for his birthday celebrations. And living large while at it.

He wrote about his vacay:

Off to Americas & Europe for my annual summer Holidays. Protect our Country & President. Banish the Political Dawdlers & Digital Terrorists who are on payroll to undermine Pres. Uhuru Kenyatta … We are here to complete the journey with the President.

It costs about Sh47,000 a night to stay in a three star hotel, however since he is rich, he could be spending upward Sh100,000 a night for accommodation.

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Montego Bay, the capital of Saint James Parish on Jamaica’s north coast, is a major cruise ship port with numerous beach resorts and golf courses outside its commercial core. Popular beaches include Doctor’s Cave Beach and Walter Fletcher Beach, home to an amusement park.

Things to See and Do in Jamaica
Dunn’s River Falls, cascading 600 feet into the Caribbean Sea, was featured in the James Bond Movie “Dr. No.” Near Ocho Rios, visitors can climb the falls and spend time in one of several lagoons along the way to the top.

Enjoy zipline tours, a rainforest bobsled ride, and the Sky Explorer, a chairlift that takes visitors to the top of Mystic Mountain’s peak above Ocho Rios.

Visit Montego Bay’s “Hip Strip” and party away at the most popular Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville (out of several on the island, including two in the airport in Montego Bay), or swim with the dolphins in Dolphin Cove.

Jump off a cliff into the crystal blue waters at Rick’s Cafe outside of Negril. Visit the Bob Marley museum in Kingston or the burial place of the famous reggae singer in St Ann Parish.

which of these activities do you think Donald will do?

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5 bucket list worthy places President Uhuru can visit while in Canada

President Uhuru Kenyatta left the country last night (Sunday) for Canada to attend a three-day global conference which will focus on addressing gender equality and well being of women.

Uhuru was invited to attend the conference by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

He is scheduled to give a keynote addresses at several of the sessions during the meeting on gender equality issues.

Uhuru will also hold talks with the Canadian PM on the sidelines of the global conference.

When he does get spare time, here are places President Uhuru can tour briefly and represent Kenya well.

Banff National Park, Butchart Gardens, West Edmonton Mall, Hopewell Rocks, and Niagara Falls are some places you can consider visiting in Canada.

1. Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls With Rainbow in Canada

If there is one destination you’d find in every ‘best places to visit in Canada during summers’ list, it is the Niagara Falls. Built along the spellbinding waterfalls by the same name, this famous city is an ideal place to explore if you’re looking for a magical experience.
Have a great time enjoying the views and clicking pictures of the cascading falls.
Things To Do:

  • Witness the gorgeous waterfalls
  • Get your game on at the Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort
  • Spend time at the MarineLand

2. Quebec City

Romantic places to visit in Canada

Renowned as North America’s oldest walled city, this is amongst those Canada tourist places, which you must visit with your partner if magic, romance, and all things french is what tickles your fancy the most. Have an amazing time with your partner in the magical Quebec city.

Things To Do:

  • Visit the historic attractions like The Citadel
  • Relax at the BattleFields Park
  • Walk along the scenic Terrasse Dufferin

Location: Québec, Canada

3. Stanley Park

famous parks to visit in vancouver canada

Vancouver is one of the most famous French cities in Canada which is a popular destination among travelers. If the red-orange colored trees shown in movies have always tickled your fancy, Stanley Park is one place you have to visit in Canada. The red cedar and Douglas fir trees around with a gorgeous view of the city would not only leave you spellbound but also make you fall for nature again. Do visit the park on your next Canadian vacation.

Things To Do:

  • Walk through the majestic cedars and firs
  • Indulge in biking or rollerblading
  • Take a ride in the Miniature Train

Timings: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM every day

Location: Vancouver, BC V6G 1Z4, Canada

4. Butchart Gardens

Popular gardens to visit in Canada

Of all the top tourist attractions in Canada, Butchart Gardens is the best place to explore with a camera in hand. With an enchanting display of flowers around, fun boat tours, night illuminations & more, there’s a lot to see and do here that will make your holiday vibrant! Ready to capture some Instagram worthy pictures?

Things To Do:

  • Capture the gorgeous flowers around
  • Witness the fireworks show designed by Disney
  • Indulge in ice skating

Timings: 8:45 AM to 10:00 PM

Location: 800 Benvenuto Ave, Brentwood Bay, BC V8M 1J8, Canada

5. CN Tower, Toronto

famous places to visit in Canada

Looking for the best places to visit in Toronto, Canada? Touching and beautifying the Toronto skyline, CN Tower is will be the perfect destination for you. Be it dining at the 360 Restaurant, indulging in edge walking on the glass outside, or just admiring the views of the city from the top, this iconic landmark is the most apt place to visit. Do add it to your amazing list of places to visit in Canada.

Things To Do:

  • Indulge in the world’s highest ‘hands-free’ walk
  • Eat at the award winning 360 Restaurant
  • Capture the beauty of Toronto from the top of the tower

Timings: 8:30 AM to 10:30 PM

Location: 301 Front St W, Toronto, ON M5V 2T6, Canada

 

Visiting Chemi Chemi tented camp, the hidden gem in Matasia

Chemi Chemi Tented Camp is one place that most might not know about but I think you should. The camp is sponsored by Care to Learn International, a registered NGO (Non-governmental Organization) in Kenya.

The logo for the tented camp
The logo for the tented camp

It is located in Matasia; a town that is between Ng’ong town and Kiserian town. The camp is located at least 2 Kms from the turning off the main road. The road is an all-weather road that is poorly maintained and the biggest problem for the facility. So make sure you come with a car with a high ground clearance.

The directions to Chemi Chemi from Nairobi City Centre
The directions to Chemi Chemi from Nairobi City Centre

The camp itself is a mountainside retreat center, located only 40 minutes from the Nairobi airport, which sits on 5 acres of beautiful savannah overlooking the Nairobi skyline.

The tented camp
Images of the camp

The wonderful location offers a unique atmosphere where visitors can escape the city’s traffic and pollution and enjoy open air, the fresh breezes off the hillside, and an open view of the night sky.

The tented camp
Images of the camp

The camp’s facilities serve as a perfect location for a base camp for mission teams, a place for NGO’s or other organizations to get away for a company retreat, as well as a special event facility for weddings and other celebrations.

Events hosted at the venue
Events hosted at the venue

Camp Chemi Chemi offers ten spacious luxury platform safari tents, each with its own dressing area, shower, toilet and double sink. Tents can accommodate up to four people. The camp’s maximum capacity is 30 guests at this time.

The tented camp
The tented camp

The luxury camp has a conference facility with a capacity of 80 guests and is backed up by wireless sustainable Internet and a fully equipped kitchen and trained personnel.

* 10am and 4pm Tea/ Coffee breaks

* Writing pads, pens, Markers, 1 Flipchart or Whiteboard

The charges are below;

The charges for the camp
The charges for the camp
Charges for the camp
Charges for the camp
Charges for the camp
Charges for the camp

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