My names Hellen and i have been working with Hidden Adventures for over three months now . I am a Kenyan citizen and was born and bred in Central Kenya on the foothills of the Aberdare mountains. Hidden Adventures has the advantage of being a UK based company but with people like me to safeguard and ensure your holiday adventure goes to plan. Wildlife and bird watching is popular in my country and we hope to take you to the best places.Kenya is rich is fruit for example the other day we went swimming where there was lots of mango There was a fine if you picked them unripe but if they were ripe they were free !) where you will be staying and where i live is near a big pineapple plantation too . I guess trying these fruits is different for you.If you like we can head to a market whilst you pass through Thika town.. welcome Kenya ..
On your expedition you will for some time at least be a based in Thika,its a lovely township with a colonial feel with lots to see and do all off the beaten track. These selection images were taken from just a days outing exploring the town and chatting with its residents. During my day I stumbled across a vintage bicycle rigged for sharpening knives, a vintage VW beetle complete with chromed badge and a place you can get a tailored suit designed and made for fifty quid or there about.
We are Lucky to have The Luke hotel in Thika as one of hospitality partners,the hotel is located within Thika town.The hotel and rooms are comfortable, clean and quite. The friendly accommodating staff pride themselves on offering a professional caring service for guests and the hotel provides a blend of dishes which cater for a European and East African palette, including the ever popular Nayma choma (Roast meat).In the immediate vicinity has local shops colonial Indian quarter and a short Tuk Tuk ride gets you into Thika town with its abundance of traders ,markets and food places. Its also excellent for day trips to Nairobi city and Kilimambogo famous for its large heard of wild buffalo and pineapple plantations. Oh did I mention there is great reliable WIFI and you can cool off in the large swimming pool for free.
Hi ,I have recently been exploring Thika town here in Kenya ,Thika is where our guests will be based before and after their eco experienced based in and around central region. Our two Thika hotels are comfortable and each quite different too. Thika Market is huge and is a short walk or Tuk Tuk ride and sells a variety of produce and items, part of the Market is for vehicle repairs and one area is for clothes manufacturing and food. The other day I stumbled across a sewing machine repair shop where old machine go to be revitalised by a man who’s family has been in that trade for the best part of a hundred years. The shop was rammed full of singer sewing of each . Close by his shop are a variety of tailors… They told me they had never seen tourists there and would like the interaction and business. A suit can be made for £35 including material trousers tailored for £11 Maybe worth a visit on arrival and departure ..I will try and add other places and people to visit in this area
38 guests of The Lodge on Loch Lomond Hotel, took part in our organised guided treks around Luss village, Loch Lomond, this New Year’s Day.
They had had a wonderful meal and had a thirlling time at the ceilidh on Hogmanay and chose to follow their experience up with a refreshing walk around the village with Hidden Adventure’s guide, Archie.
With tales of Jacobite fervour, cattle stealing, battles and viking raids, he brought the area’s history alive. The excursion included a shore walk, a visit to the pier – to take in a beautiful view of Ben Lomond – and a tour round by the iconic Luss Church before heading back to the Lodge on Loch Lomond Hotel via General Wade’s military road.
All enjoyed the freshness of a clear winter’s day, with any cobwebs from the earlier festivities being blown away by the brisk North Easterly winds.
You’ll stay in places chosen for their locations, hospitality provision and feel often with nature on your doorstep with a distinct Kenyan feel you’ll know your in East Africa. Our Kenya Adventures are designed with enough structure to engage and meet expectations but with flexibility too to allow you to do your own thing to a degree and for us to tailor your stay whilst you are in country. Build your own Hidden Adventure by choosing from the following themes which come in five day experiences, Nature and bird watching, Bush craft and traditions, Trek Mt Kenya and conservation and community. You’ll get a UK based service which includes Your own hidden Kenya pack with eco experience contract and itinerary, all internal travel, transfers, driver /guides food and accommodation. You will get all the support you need to book a cheap flight to get you here .You can even speak with our team member you will meet at the airport prior to getting here too. For an all inclusive 14 day Adventure of a lifetime to Kenya the cradle of humanity its just £1’850.00 (Excludes flights or Kenyan coast diving and T&C apply) Get involved in conservation and escape the wet cold UK Winter your adventure awaits …