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Eco-Oasis Camp— Nakuru: The Nature Travellers Dream part 2

Oasis picnic grounds(lakeview)

Article and photos by guest writer: Amailuk Joseph

Catering facilities

Holidays are an excuse to break away from all the routine that has settled for our normal. Well, at least that is what some may argue. In that case, you may wish to try out the Oasis cosine. Meals are on order. It is a life away from the hullabaloo of modern lives. Inform them early and you can agree on what you desire.

However, they have a self-catering service. This is a fun-tastic setup, if you ask me. Knowing how long you will be there, purchase all you need upfront. They have gas. You do not have to pay separately for it, bless the Oasis setting. It might be a good idea to carry your own cutlery, assuming you are a sizable group. Otherwise, they have a few handy pans you can use. Disposable where possible would be supper. Just remember not to litter the place. Leave it as clean, better still, even cleaner than you found it.

This why you can have the fun of pouring your heart into your meals. You control what you wish to eat. You are not time bound as in keeping with others eating hours. You are practically a free bird. Is that not the reason you came or want to go to the Oasis in the first place? If you haven’t thought of it, you may want to give it a try. Remember it is rated family…

Picnic

You could easily pull off hanging out in your cottage/tent the whole day and still feel no loss. Challenge is I am an advocate of “if you have it, then make use of it. Do it! If you find you don’t like it, then so be it. It shall not remain unfulfilled dream. At least this way you are sure you know what you are coming back for.

Now that brings us to the picnic grounds. Another of the wondrous delights that Oasis hosts. It is a wide spacious area that boarders a lake. Sorry, you cannot swim here. Not that kind of waters. The picnic place has some table you could make good off. You may choose to sit on the ground and make the most of change from normal. If you have enough firewood, you are welcome to setting up a bonfire; yeah … Do you still need further poking? Nah, I don’t think so.

There is such grand space the kids would love the place. You can play all sorts of ball games or any other that may call for some space. If that ain’t enough, well, back at the main grounds there is still some extra space. Like I told you, the Oasis, was built a gateway. You are free from the pollution.

Some of us still can’t truly be free of civilizations. Always want to keep a link with the outside world. Hmm. They did think about you. In the dining hall, cum common room, is a television. You can get all the news you need. Its furnishings are all timber furnishings, in line with keeping with nature.

Nature lovers

Talking of nature lovers, at the Oasis (of life), you get to live in the wild. You have the benefits of the wild free from its creatures. Who says it is only the game parks the wild is experienced. The only wild animals you shall come across (if you are lucky) are the Velvet monkeys! Frankly, these creatures keep their distance. They prefer to watch the creeps from planet Zee from the safety of their tree hangings.

There is a hot water spring in the neighbourhood. Should you wish to go view it, remember to hire a guide? A hike to the springs is more like the deal. It is a challenge to find if you are unfamiliar with the territory. Chances are high you may come back disappointed. At least you have been warned. And like I said, see all there is to see. Experience all you can while you are there.

The entire place was set up on an eco-tourist model. Tourism integrated with nature to avoid destabilizing the place with modernity. There are well laid walkways. These were so well developed to allow for orderly people traffic. It is so in tandem with nature you would in a short while imagine them as natural setting of the environments.

You can take a walk in the woods. If you like you may enjoy a jog. If you plan to, don’t forget your running shoes. It is a place where you go to have your privacy and leave with it intact. The staffs are very helpful. All you need to do is ask. If they can help they definitely will. There are a couple of swings, and a slide, to spice up your stay.

Oasis Activities

  • Bike rides are fun. You could talk to management about hiring bikes, or carry your own bicycles.
  • Bonfires
  • Bird watching
  • Hiking (to hot water springs or elsewhere)
  • Nyama choma (roast meat) venture to the main road
  • Camping
  • Try the self-catering

About the author

Amailuk Joseph (aka AJ), is a Life-Coach and freelance writer and happens to be an avid fun loving tourist and travel writer. Never weary of an excuse to travel and go see the world. Seeing is believing, and sharing is the half the fun.You’re presently invited to share in the fun.

Eco Oasis Pictures by Amailuk J and are courtesyof Laetitia, Irene, and Simon-Templar.

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Eco-Oasis Camp— Nakuru: The Nature Travelers Dream part 1

Oasis cottege

Article and photos provided by a guest blogger: Amailuk Joseph

The Oasis

There is a modest parking space. Good enough to host 10 plus cars. If well parked you could easily pull off more cars in the same space. Probably twice as many if you wish. The security of the place is comforting. There is hardly any life within quite a radius. It is just you and nature. And this is assuming you come with a car that shall be there with you all through the visit. Truth is, you are unlikely to need the car, other than you plan to travel back the same day. That would be such a waste of such a special visit. Get dropped, and ask them to pick you the day you travel back

The ideal place for a serene, quiet and peaceful natural environment, conducive for friends, church and family retreats, birding enthusiasts, bush and nature lovers, ecologists, bikers and hikers. It’s also suited for small corporate departmental strategy and team building sessions.

 

Accommodation/Structure

Staff, is there to welcome you on arrival, in a truly African fashion. Please note that it is wise to book first before you actually do travel there. Chances are you may find the place booked up. Ouch, that would not be a cool experience. Worse, still if you have kids in tow. Yeah, I am serious. All family members are welcome.

Depending on what you have booked, a cottage, or a tent, you shall be shown to your quarters. If you feel you would wish to have the full camping experience then the tents definitely are the better option. However, the cottages are must experience in this case. They are built of stone. Which I thought was a disappointment. I had hoped for mud and wattle. Seriously.Nevertheless, I honestly was in for the surprise of my life. The architects of the place knew what they were doing. It is Ecological-Tourism for reals.

The cottages are self-contained. A kitchenette, lounge, showers and wash rooms all inside, and if you so choose, you can stay indoors for the duration and miss nothing from the outside world. (It would be such a loss if you did). They are powered by solar during the day and battery at night. Therefore, if you carry a phone you can get to charge it.

 

Curtains close out nature if you wish to be totally alone.

Really, what’s to miss in such an arrangement?

You can hire the entire

 

Stone allows for longevity of the structures. That is compensated for with the furnishings of the place. Everything from the coffee table, to beds, is made of unfurnished wood. They did as much as possible to keep the environment in tandem with nature. Doors and window frames, roof beams, are all wood and poles in places where ideal. The kind of thing you need to see to experience. It carries you back to nature after the noisy experiences of town and accompanying solution, this place is a haven.

Carrying some warm clothing is very advisable. It can get pretty cold at night and early morning hours. Depending on the season, that finds you there. Beauty is they have a fire-place! No point in freezing when in the midst of such splendor now, is there? You could carry your own wood taxing, but a worthy fun experience to try out. The cottages are virtually in the middle of the woods. You might want to do that early. Even then, Oasis, does offer firewood, at a price, if you are not in the mood.

 

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