I honestly don’t know where to start. It feels like a simple thank you just won’t cut it. Since it’s the best that I can do for now, I will just settle for a big THANK YOU! Safari254 won the BAKE (Bloggers Association of Kenya) award for best travel blog this year and if it were not for you, yes you, we would not have made it this far.
Thank you to everyone who has been supporting us (even you silent ones who never comment… we don’t bite :). Thank you to every single person who voted as well. You are all awesome and then some.
BAKE awards 2014_ 1


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BAKE awards 2014_ crowd


BAKE awards 2014_ djs


BAKE awards 2014_food


BAKE awards 2014_ Jess and JimmyThe lovely Jess of Leotunapika and her husband Jimmy


BAKE awards 2014 _Dan AcedaEntertainment for the night courtesy of Dan Aceda


BAKE awards 2014_ selfieThe night is never complete without a selfie


BAKE awards 2014_Mutua MathekaPhotographer Mutua Matheka


BAKE awards 2014-189With my sister after the win


BAKE awards 2014-190With Wamathai, one of the organisers.


BAKE awards 2014-199With Jess


BAKE awards 2014_Brenda WambuiBrenda Wambui of Brainstorm which won the award for the best political blog


BAKE awards 2014_FriendsWith Friends

My friend James was nice enough to take photos for me plus look out for a very excited me in this video that BAKE uploaded. A couple of the photos are courtesy of BAKE and were taken by the lovely Wamuyu. You can check out more of her work here.


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  1. May 12, 2014 at 10:40 am — Reply

    Is that you sweetie in this gorgeous white dress? It’s great to finally see your face :). I’ve been following you for a while, but never had a chance to see you :). Congrats! You have been working so hard and your blog and photography skills are just incredible. Wishing you more success x 🙂 x

    • May 15, 2014 at 9:06 pm — Reply

      Yes it is. Thank you Agness. I appreciate the support.

  2. May 12, 2014 at 8:19 pm — Reply

    Woot – congrats, Rachel! So proud of you. Keep up the good work! Your blog is my #1 resource for all things Kenya. Cute necklace, by the way! And thanks for pointing out some of these other great bloggers.

    • May 15, 2014 at 9:09 pm — Reply

      Dana, thank you :-). You should come visit sometime.

  3. May 12, 2014 at 11:55 pm — Reply

    Congratulations on your win!!!!

  4. Ken
    May 13, 2014 at 8:25 am — Reply

    Congratulations, I am so happy for you! I always look foward to your posts and especially the pictures. Keep it up!

  5. Hakquim
    May 13, 2014 at 8:30 am — Reply

    Congratulations are in order, keep travelling and keep showing us the beauty of our land.

    • May 15, 2014 at 9:15 pm — Reply

      I definitely will. Thank you for your support.

  6. May 13, 2014 at 1:14 pm — Reply

    Congrats, Rachel! Wonderful news. Your hard work is paying off.

    • May 15, 2014 at 9:18 pm — Reply

      Thank you Marcia.

  7. May 13, 2014 at 4:30 pm — Reply

    This is beautiful. I like the photos, they are very beautiful. Congrats.

  8. May 14, 2014 at 6:03 pm — Reply

    I like the white dresses you both wore. Congratulations and May God lead your travels.


    • May 15, 2014 at 9:19 pm — Reply

      Believe it or not it was totally unplanned. Thank you 🙂

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