Mombasa, Masai Mara and Nyeri are some of my most unforgettable travel experiences. Both Masai Mara and Nyeri have modern tents right in the middle of a thick forest where I once drew the curtains to see a wild rhino in my verandah.
Midnight safaris let me watch lions, cubs, leopards, elephants, zebras, giraffes and gazelles from a distance of a few feet. If you get lucky, a kill is in store for you, too.
The hot-air balloon ride that costs $400 per person will allow you to see these animals from the heavens. This is followed by a sumptuous champagne breakfast you will not forget in a long time. Only, make sure you don’t land in the jaws of a lion.
The food is thoroughly to the taste of an Indian with butter chicken, biryani, dal and butter naan in every buffet. Here, you don’t see animals; you live with animals, as a Masai tribe.
Mombasa is a perfect holiday spot for all the unwinding and rejuvenating you deserve. The most striking feature is the colour blue. With four swimming pools and an attached private beach, the hotel I stayed catered to the adventurer in you.
I tried jet skiing and parasailing and also jumped into the sea while I was at it just for the thrill of being in the middle of an endless blue. The spa offered a variety of remedies to relax my mind and muscle. I tried reflexology which had its own little pool with pebbles and a waterfall to stimulate my nerves. Food again is a major attraction here, for tourists as well as locals.
The moral of the story? It’s healthy to pamper yourself.
— Guest post by Shriya Narayan