girls getaway ideas

County 006 – Unlimited Adventure with the girls

“Hey boss, can you take a picture of us?” It’s impossible to put into perspective the number of times that phrase was used. I’m excited about this post just as much as I was about the last trip. I also hope you’ll get some girls getaway ideas. Granted, it takes a little commitment and almost as little cash to have fun.

girls getaway ideas

What happens when 3 girls travel together? A lot! I just came back from one of the craziest and most random adventures ever. It was mainly characterized by laughter, chasing sunrises and sunsets, boat rides, smoking fish…

Girls getaway ideas

It started with a random message: “we should plan a girls’ getaway.” Almost immediately after the suggestion a WhatsApp group was created. Matters invention, it is fire then WhatsApp groups, no? We Googled “girls getaway ideas” and all that stuff. Couple of messages and images later, we have a destination – Jipe. None of us knows anything about the place. The mighty internet has very scanty information on the same. It’s going to be epic – that’s how you know.

We live the city after a couple of last-minute bookings. A spirit of adventure, couple of bags (;)), open minds, and our wanderlust is all we have.

Ô, Sunlight!

We get to Voi at around 4 a.m. We can either proceed to Taveta or explore Voi in the morning. You know us 😛

Weirdly, no one is tired. We do all those random and not-so-random convos and before we know it, the best time of the day is here – sunrise!

girls getaway ideas

girls getaway ideas

girls getaway ideas

What are some of your struggles? Mine normally revolve around finding the best spots to shoot epic photographs. The sun is a prop I adore. As we try to find the ideal location, we “bump” into the SGR masterpiece. Girls need pics. “Do you think this fence is electric?” We must have asked this question more than 10 times by the end of our trip.

girls getaway ideas

We couldn’t get over that one but we took shots all the same.

Old is Gold

Then, behold a garage. Who else loves vintage?

girls getaway ideas

We took many spectacular images. Even more exciting, we interacted with the locals. Once in a while we had them take pictures of us. A huge chunk of them were like, “you might need to teach me how to do it” in beautifully accented Swahili. Thank God for automatic settings on cameras!

girls getaway ideas

A thousand shots later, we needed to head back. But not after redefining someone’s career! I mean how many times does one get themselves taking shots on a railway line then a train appears? We were all shades of ecstatic. I still think of what the train’s captain might have thought. Three girls, early morning, right in front of his moving train. He hooted endlessly; we gave in. In case you’re wondering, that was, for me, the highlight of the trip.

girls getaway ideas

girls getaway ideas

The old railway will be missed. Will it still be operational?

The KWS bandas at Lake Jipe are on a self-catering basis so we needed to shop around. I will save you the gory details, for now.

The road to Taveta from Voi is straight up amazing! If you’re lucky like us, you also get to see elephants along the way. The county has uncountable (hikeable?) hills. Over the months we’ve been talking a lot about how every county has something to offer. Taita Taveta is no exception, and everyone should head out there and check it out.

girls getaway ideas

The bad road narrative began when we arrived Taveta town. We had the most amazing driver. I say this not just because he allowed us to take 101 stops each time we saw something sensational, but because he took beautiful pictures too!

Mboga Chronicles

Both nights in Taita were spent in the KWS bandas at Lake Jipe. The staff there were super amazing and also very curious on what three girls were doing on the road alone. Fish at the lakeside is called “mboga”, and we had plenty of that thanks to them.

girls getaway ideas

girls getaway ideas

We spent around 3 days and 2 nights in the greater Taveta County. There is quite a lot to do there. I will describe every place we visited in greater detail in the next post. This should include how to get there, budget and all that.

girls getaway ideas

In just a few days, we managed to create memories that will last forever. Add calories that will take a minute to burn. We discussed ideas that will definitely turn into something great in the near future because we will work on them with all our energy.

girls getaway ideas

We had lotsa cake!

I learned a lot of things from this trip. What tops the list, however, is that women can achieve so much if they combined their energies. We’ve been known to be consumed by jealousy and meaningless competition. Relax, we will all get there.

In case you’ve been looking for girls getaway ideas, make sure you consider the Jipe lakeside. Any other lake would do really but dynamics vary, you know 😉

girls getaway ideas

From any perspective and by any standard, this trip had epic written all over it from the very beginning. I would definitely be willing to drop everything and embark on such, soon.

Cheers to girly stuff!

 

 

 

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7 Comments

  • Damaris Kimani
    May 24, 2017 at 4:32 pm

    This was the most amazing trip i took with the travel girls ( In the case you haven’t met us we read;we travel ;we become)
    To us travel is a triple delight: anticipation, performance, and recollection.’
    #Travelwithwachera

    • Jeen
      May 24, 2017 at 6:12 pm

      Well done for being in the countable numbers of ladies traveling and also thanks to Wachera.com and her #TravelWithWachera for the great work of promoting travel

  • Jeen
    May 24, 2017 at 6:11 pm

    That reading has made me imagine how beautiful Kenya is and sad why many of our brothers and sisters are fighting for VISAs and airtickets to go for holidays outside this beautiful Kenya yet we have so much #HiddenKenyanGems (as I describe my travel everyday I tell my travel stories). I pray more ladies take up your example

  • Roselyne Gitau
    May 24, 2017 at 8:08 pm

    The trip was amazing! Taita Taveta County is incredible!. Girls rock! What else could we ask for? Enjoy every moment and make memories. Life is too short not to travel!
    # Travelwithwachera

  • Roselyne Gitau
    May 24, 2017 at 9:03 pm

    The trip was amazing! Taita Taveta County is incredible! Girls rock! Enjoyed every moment and made memories. I would definitely recommend this getaway.
    #Travelwithwachera

  • Martin Wahogo
    May 25, 2017 at 11:26 am

    Good stuff! Lake Jipe is definitely a must visit for a Kenyan traveller.

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