Top 10 affordable safaris in east Africa

Male lion ain Samburu National Reserve, Kenya

Affordable is a relative term when it comes to African safaris but here are 10 – across Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Ethiopia and Kenya – that offer great game-viewing without the super-high price tag These safari options do not include flights to the region but rather suggest a range of trips that are possible once you

The foodie traveller … Searching for the perfect barbecue in Nairobi, Kenya

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Get your goat … an impromptu nyama choma barbecue in Nairobi. Nyama choma, “grilled meat” in Kiswahili, is barbecue stripped down to its raw elements. There are no sticky-sweet glazes here, just plenty of smoke, fire and, of course, hulking portions of bone-in meat. It is also Kenya’s most celebrated dish, equally loved by rural

10 places to see before they’re changed forever


We’ve all had those conversations with travel bores who always seem to wash up in cool and relatively undiscovered destinations. “You should’ve been here last year, man,” they say joylessly. “This place used to be awesome.” The challenge is to find somewhere before even the travel bores get there. That’s what this list is about.

Get happy in the world’s happiest countries


Is there pixie dust mixed into the food and drink of the happiest places on Earth? Or is it something in the crisp clear air of many of the world’s happiest nations? When the United Nations declared March 20 the International Day of Happiness, it recognized the relevance of “happiness and well-being as universal goals

Acorn Group to build 3 business hotels in Nairobi


NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 5 2014 – Acorn Group Africa is planning to build three business hotels in Nairobi as the company prepares to build a chain of hotels in its Sh40 billion real estate projects in the country. The projects will be located in the metropolitan area, Mlolongo, Kitengela, Jogoo Road and Kileleshwa. Three of

The Best Business Hotels In Nairobi


A good business hotel needs to be more than a place where the corporate traveler sleeps for eight hours, fires off the occasional email, and has a meeting or two. Considering the premium prices that business travelers pay, they should eat well, drink well, get pampered, and have top-of-the-line technology at their fingertips — a fast hotel wireless connection

Hilton Nairobi

hilton hotel nairobi

With a stay at Hilton Nairobi, you’ll be centrally located in Nairobi, steps from National Archives and minutes from City Square. This 4-star hotel is within close proximity of City Hall and Kenyatta International Conference Centre. Rooms Make yourself at home in one of the 287 air-conditioned rooms featuring minibars and LED televisions. Satellite programming


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TALK OF NAIROBI If luxury is always your dream and source of happiness, then go no further than Nairobi. Nairobi is one of the beautiful cities you could think of. It has many undiscovered attractive features that make it the best place to be. Nairobi is a major tourist attraction in Kenya and there are