Limuru Country Club – located less than an hour (41 km) northwest of Nairobi, this golf club’s 18-hole course is considered the most scenic in the country, with one of the best club house veranda views in Africa. Located on land that’s 7,000 ft. above sea level, and located amidst the famed local tea plantations […]
Lake Turkana National Parks – located in the northern part of Kenya, this is a serene tourist site serving as a study center for plant and animal communities and a rich animal habitat. It is a stopover for the migrant Waterfowl and a breeding area for the Nile crocodile, hippopotamus as well as various venomous […]
Kenya’s Lake Systems – this eco-tourist destination consists of Lake Bogoria, Lake Nakuru and Lake Elementaita (which made the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2001). These are three relatively shallow inter-linked lakes in Kenya’s Rift Valley Province (covering a total area of 32,034 hectares). These lakes are home to 13 globally threatened bird species and […]
Giraffe Center (Nyumbi Road, Langata) – located just outside of Nairobi, the center has been ostensibly set up as a breeding center for the endangered Rothschild giraffe, but now operates conservation/education programs for Kenyan school children. There is good information on giraffes available here, and an elevated feeding platform where visitors meet the resident giraffes […]
East African Safari Classic Rally – organized in the spirit of the Paris to Dakar (auto race) rally, this auto race event is held every November. Rally car drivers go through a grueling endurance test driving their race machines through Kenya and nearby Tanzania (covering about 3,331 km — divided into 24 competitive stages). For […]
Diani Beach – located just 30 km. south of Mombasa, this is one of Kenya’s major beach resort areas. This 25 km long strip is made up of Tiwi, Diani, Galu, Kinondo & Chale Island. The pearly-white sands blend into the turquoise warm waters of the Indian Ocean –creating a perfect backdrop of tranquility for […]
David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage – located near Nairobi National Park, this orphanage for elephant calves and rhinos was founded and still managed by Daphne Sheldrick, the widow of one of Kenya’s best known Game Wardens (David Sheldrick). Elephant calves orphaned by poaching are brought here from all over the country. They receive extremely specialized treatment […]
Yaya Centre (Argwings Kodhek Road, Nairobi) – with over 80 stores, this is one of Nairobi’s first malls (opened in the late 1980s). A variety of stores (mainly local and regional) are found here (with many goods made in China), along with various eateries and other amenities.
The Village Market (Limuri Road, Gigiri district, Nairobi) – in existence since 1995, this shopping center (located in the upscale surburb of Gigiri) has over 150 retailers. This complex, which resembles an open air African market (including backdrops like waterfalls, rivers, plants and gardens), is better-known for the upscale food shopping that’s provided here (in […]
Sarit Centre (Lower Kabete Road, Westlands) – this is reputed to be Nairobi’s first shopping mall (opening in 1983). It’s currently a six-level shopping center with 70 mostly local & regional stores (along with a Woolworth’s), a Fox Cineplex, and other amenities.