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Finding a new direction in Life

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Every morning is spent on this weathered picnic table, its faded paintwork blending seamlessly with the overgrown reeds surrounding Lake Naivasha. However, I am not just waiting for hippos here, for this is my office as a travel blogger and the place in which I write most of my Africa travel advice. Naturally, no morning is ever the same, the hippos do come each time but then sometimes the colobus monkeys also drop over to see what’s going on.

You might think this would be a distracting place to work but actually, it’s perfect – when the hippos disappear through the reeds and the monkeys into the trees, I am left with a peace and quiet that seems entirely alien after spending so long in the fast city and busy tourist destinations. In fact, it is most often the nature which has affected me rather than the wildlife, for these experiences have changed the direction of my life and these silences or natural settings have always left me feeling refreshed, reinvigorated and focused on the simple pleasures that matter.

I’m not sure why it took so long to find these inexpensive adventures and the small rewards that come with waking up in a tent or feeling immersed in nature but I do know it has changed everything about my perspective on life. Ironically my office today in Lake Naivasha is the result of taking these trips in the first place but it’s not really about work or the office. No, my point is that it’s important to make time to slow it down and escape all the noise, for these are the places that will leave you feeling refreshed or reinvigorated and possibly with a new direction in your own life.

If you would like to find out about the best place to stay in Lake Naivasha or the best things to do in Naivasha, check out the Africa Travel Advice section.

Naivasha from Nairobi

I'm an Outdoor Adventure Blogger from Dublin, Ireland. In late 2013 I began riding a bicycle across Africa and it was during this adventure when I discovered a passion for the great outdoors and the general uncertainty of life on the road. Next April, I am hiking the Pacific Crest Trail.

1 Comment

  1. MSOMI

    June 26, 2016 at 9:25 am

    I totally agreee with you. The hectic life of Nairobians needs this

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