Nairobi Journals

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A July 2002 trip to Nairobi by Tania Riddell

Quote: Once Africa is in your blood, you are in trouble!

Stanley Hotel

Hotel | "New Stanley Hotel"

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It was recommended that we pay a bit more and stay in a hotel with security. There was a guard on each floor. The rooftop swimming pool is extremely nice. A good place to relax and unwind. The rooms have a touch of colonial charm. This accommodation is extremely comfortable. Also had the legendary Thorn Tree Cafe. The food was good, but the service was extremely slow.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 30, 2004

Stanley Hotel
KENYATTA AVE KIMATHI ST
Nairobi, Kenya
254-20-333233

Carnivore

Restaurant

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For lunch or dinner, you have beef, port, lamb, ham, chicken, sausages, and three game meats (ostrich, eland, hartebeest, crocodile, zebra or wildebeest). Barbecued on Maasai spears and brought round by the waiters, who carve hunks off until you tell them to stop. It is as much as you can eat and also includes salad, bread, dessert and coffee. Truly a dining experience you do not want to miss.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 30, 2004

Carnivore
Langata Road
Nairobi, Kenya
(02) 501-775

Nairobi is just not Nairobbery

Best Of IgoUgo

Story/Tip

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Would you believe that Nairobi was once a boggy watering hole for the Maasai? In the 19th century, it became a town of substantial buildings and then five years later succeeded Mombasa as the capital. Nairobi is a city of contrasts - smart office workers, huge mansions, expensive shopping centres as well as overcrowded slums. There is plenty to see and do around Nairobi. It is suggested you hire a driver to take you to these places. A word of warning: make sure that the vehicle is roadworthy. The first stop of the day is the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, which was established after the death of David Sheldrick in 1977. David and Daphne, his wife, pioneered techniques of...Read More