Six sterling signs that you should start a homestay

by Mugalavai Ngosiane on January 8, 2015


The New Year is here and with it come all new year resolutions like making new friends, earning more money, travelling all over the world, quitting whatever poison one indulges in and so on. Instead of latching to the clichéd resolutions like everybody else, try homestays which encompasses most of the above. For the superstitious folk; signs from the stars, tarot cards, reading palms or mumbo jumbo are not on the cards, just cold hard facts that will point you in the direction of being a host family. On to it then… [Continue Reading…]

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Hello Homestay | First Annual Homestay Index from Homestay Booking

by Mugalavai Ngosiane on December 31, 2014

Homestay.com recently released a report on the documenting the rapid growth of homestays in the accommodation market. The Homestay index documents how homestays are changing the accommodation market, the future of this segment and views of homestay guests and host families. [Continue Reading…]

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Guest Review – Glenda’s stay

by Mugalavai Ngosiane on August 18, 2014

Glenda St Dorcas students “A search over the internet for a homestay in Nairobi during January/February 2014, led me to Msengoni Homestays. This organisation creates ‘made to order’ homestays. When travelling to Kenya I enjoy staying in homes with a Kenyan family, rather than a hotel (which can be so impersonal). I was travelling alone and told them that my main goals were to learn Swahili, and to volunteer in a school for disadvantaged children. [Continue Reading…]

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5 Reasons that make Homestays Family Friendly

by Mugalavai Ngosiane on November 11, 2013

homestay dancersWhen travelling on holiday with the whole family, one of the primary concerns that you face is getting family-friendly accommodation. This becomes essential if the kids are young and need playing space, if you intend to keep costs at a minimum while not forgetting a comfortable place which will allow you to relax and enjoy yourself in the knowledge that the children are safe.

Towards this end, homestays offer all the above and much more which makes them suitable kid-friendly spaces. Continue below as l list out the 5 major reasons as to why you should stay with a host family during your family vacation. [Continue Reading…]


Kenyan Facts: The great Rift Valley – Future sea or continent

by Mugalavai Ngosiane on October 22, 2013

great rift valleyThe great Rift Valley of Kenya is a deep trench that stretches from Syria to Mozambique and all the way East through Kenya where it separates into the eastern and western rift. The western branch runs along the eastern border of Democratic Republic of Congo while the eastern rift heads across Malawi, Tanzania, Kenya and on to Ethiopia. [Continue Reading…]