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Kiersten • The Blonde Abroad  👱🏼‍♀️ @Kiersten_Rich 📍 Currently Exploring: South Africa 🇿🇦 🎥 💻 Blog ⬇️

Endless summer ☀️
So happy to be back home in #CapeTown for the next few weeks!

We've had some seriously hot weather but... "winter is coming."
Bikini by @lspaceswim |
#muizenberg #southafrica

Miss Scarlet. In the dining car. With the candlestick.
Riding on @RovosRail felt like being transported into the game of Clue or onboard the Hogwarts Express. It takes you to another time and place, with timeless luxury and tradition.
As someone that spends 199% of their time online and behind technology, one of my favorite aspects of the trip was their rule for "no phone or electronics" in public spaces. •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••
#RovosRail #Luxury

Rhino spotting w/ @RovosRail 🦏 🦏 ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••
I can't explain how privileged and saddened I feel to see these beautiful animals in person.

Unfortunately, poaching for horns is still a huge issue around Africa and the reality is that they might not be around for future generations.

Reserves are going to extreme lengths to protect them, but sometimes you can't help but feel helpless with the situation.
#rovosrail #rovos #africa #southafrica #intoafrica

All aboard! 🚂🛎
Ticking off another dream bucket list experience in Africa aboard @RovosRail. This luxury train travels from South Africa around Africa with journeys to Victoria Falls and as far as Tanzania!

We hopped on the train for their 2 night Durban Safari to Pretoria -- complete with a luxury suite, gourmet food & wine, and two safaris! 🍷🦏
Suitcase by @steamlineluggage |
#durban #rovosrail #rovos #train #luxury #travel #SouthAfrica

Tea time with @tailsofamermaid 🌸☕️
@theoysterbox #oysterboxhotel #theoysterbox #SouthAfrica #durban

Picture perfect pool 😍
Flew back to #SouthAfrica and checked into my dream hotel, @TheOysterBox, for a night of R&R by the sea 🌊 •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••
#theoysterbox #oysterboxhotel #durban

Epic villa hangs at @cottars1920scamp with @wildluxe_misha 🌿🍃
Ending an amazing trip through Namibia and Kenya on such a high. So excited to explore more of this beautiful and diverse continent! 🌍
#cottars1920camp #kenya #MaasaiMara

Maasai woman 🇰🇪 •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••
I was so grateful for the opportunity to visit a Maasai village during my time in Kenya.
We spent 4 days at @cottars1920scamp with a Maasai guide who told us tales about his childhood growing up in the bush -- protecting his livestock from lions and a tragedy of when his brother lost an eye to a leopard. He shared so many beautiful lessons that the Maasai pass down through generations and taught us about the traditions of his people.
On the morning of our departure, he took us to visit the village where he grew up. This is his sister. Her ears were pierced long ago with the thorn of an acacia tree and they are adorned with beaded jewelry that she has hand sewn.
Children approached us in curiosity, smiling as they saw their likeness in the LCD displays of our cameras. We were welcomed into their humble homes made of sticks and mud and shown a much simpler way of life that they hold dear.
Shot on my #fujifilmx_us X-T2 w/ 35mm prime lens
#masaaimara #kenya #masaai #culture #InToAfrica

Woke up to this gorgeous breakfast spread at @cottars1920scamp ☕️🍳🥞
Known as the "first family" of the safari business, the Cottars established one of the first registered safari companies in Africa in 1919. They also pioneered the first ever tented camp for photographic safaris.
Along with an incredible history, their modern, permanent tented camp and villa in the Maasai Mara is an absolute dream. We experienced daily game drives with Maasai guides and enjoyed incredible food at every meal.
I was lucky to meet a few members of the Cottars family during our stay and was so inspired by their contributions to conserving wildlife in Kenya and their support of the local Maasai communities through education.
#MaasaiMara #Kenya #cottars1920camp

Bush bath with @HerbalEssences 🌿🛁
PS can you spot the wildebeest stampede down below?! 😍
#letlifein #ad

Once a cheetah, always a cheetah 🐆
@virginlimitededition | #punny #cheetah #masaaimara #mahalimzuri #fujifilmx_us

@virginlimitededition #masaaimara #kenya #lion #InToAfrica

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