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Shalet Mkamzungu

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Driven by a desire to document both images and text. I am a passionate photographer who has been privileged to travel extensively. I strive for the best through materiality, psychogeography, and semiotic. I document visual signs, signifiers, and their complexities. A traveler

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Two decades of consistency and freshness

For more than 20 years Mc Frys has stood the test of the lucrative business in Kenya serving hungry Kenyans. Serving American-style fast food with a Kenyan twist, Mc Frys revitalizes our taste buds with their Chicken N Chips served in different forms, from quarter chicken, half, or even full served with bhajia to gorgeous soaked sauce fries depending on how much you are capable of spending. A very casual but clean place to have your appetite served. I like how the owner has invested heavily in their staff, you will always be met by courteous and joyful staff ready and willing to go out of their way to make sure you enjoy your meal. For more than a decade, I am still their loyal customer especially when am around Adams Arcade or South B. Their consistency of serving short, affordable, and clean Frys has not changed. Mc Frys is your to-place whenever you are looking for a quick snack, Their chicken is just amazing and has retained its taste over the years, not forgetting they offer parking spaces to its clients.

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Burgers, Lamb chops and steaks all found here!

Of the many restaurants that serve good food in Westgate Mall, The Grill Shack is one of them and is smack in the middle of the ground floor, it's known for its amazing burgers and retro ambiance. Many times the restaurant can be fully packed, making it a little congested which is a good thing for them, but this time we were happy it wasn't overly packed. Being in the middle of the mall, one can pop in for a quick snack or sit down for a three-course dinner. The Grill shack has an open-style kitchen that allows diners to feast their eyes and enjoy the theatre of the kitchen. The Grill shack has an open-style kitchen that allows diners to feast their eyes and enjoy the theatre of the kitchen. I like the fact that the staff is very friendly and is open to inquiries without making you feel like you’re wasting their time. We then had Lamb chops. Trust me won't find anything that compares to their Lamb chops in Nairobi... I give them 10/10. While at it if you can, make a point of trying out their burgers, I mean The Grill is known for its mouth-watering and cheesy burgers. Being in a restaurant where everyone is there for the burgers and no one cares about a salad and calories is something, unless you are not a burger person. Juices and soft drinks were also available. Halfway through the meal, we were served a strong ginger drink, that came with a stick of sugarcane to stir it with. Looking forward to going back and trying different meals.

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Perfect for a one night stay close to the airport

If you're ever caught up in those crazy midnight-hours flights to JKIA, I highly recommend you book 67 Airport Hotel, the transition to the airport is seamless and it saves time too. 67 Airport Hotel is in an area with good airport proximity. African Heritage House and Nairobi Railway Museum are cultural highlights, and some of the area's activities can be experienced at Kenya Railway Golf Club and Royal Nairobi Golf Club. I remember one time I had 3am flight and 67 hotel came highly recommended, It made perfect sense for me to live the hotel 45 min early unlike living home two and a half hours. The free transfer to the airport is available 24 hours a day and it is very well organized. 67Airport Hotel is great and comfortable while reasonably priced, the staff is very nice and available to assist you, the restaurant is open 24 Hours a day for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, the menu is very good and varied. The rooms are comfortable with a terrace and a strong WIFI connection. Highly recommended for business trips. Very positive point is the free pick up at the airport. Good breakfast. Personel is kind and caring

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Fresh, imaginative ingredients, Friendly service, Modern vibe

If you are in Stack and Squeeze located in Lavington Green you will not miss this interesting sign above the display in big letters saying 'BE HAPPY, BE YOURSELF – BE A SANDWICH, BECAUSE SANDWICHES ARE PERFECT’. Whenever I'm there, I'm constantly thinking of their sign, I mean, how can you both be yourself and also be a sandwich? Unless, you are a very gregarious person – because you are never alone in a sandwich!. Certainly, if you are one of the fillings in a Stack and Squeeze sandwich, you are never alone, because you will be stacked with a few other tasty items. Like a few, I have tried It was the Tuna Turner where, between the two slices of fresh whole-wheat bread, the tuna was enjoying the company of chipotle mayo, tomato, cucumber, and lettuce. Whenever I'm in Lavington, Stack is always my to-go place, you can always find the sub-type sandwiches, there are vegan salads, such as chickpea and black bean, and a good variety of imaginative juices and smoothies. The (very good) bread is always really fresh, and the portions are generous. The café has a slightly ‘hipster’ vibe as if it has come straight outa Brooklyn. A great, independent choice for vegans/vegetarians in the area. An impressive hangout spot with great sandwiches to boot! Yummy and creative menu options...including drinks and smoothies. Pack an appetite, you'll definitely want it.

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Ejoy Githeri in the heart of Kilimani

When it comes to eating out, nothing beats a good restaurant. You can gather with family and friends and enjoy delectable food prepared by creative and talented chefs. Nowadays, most people visit restaurants to appreciate fine cuisine from different cultures, and as a romantic hideaway. And if you are one who doesn’t love doing the dishes, then you have a good reason to visit this restaurant. Magic Plate Kitchen Restaurant is a hidden gem in Kilimani, with friendly staff, and pocket-friendly meals ranging from githeri to ugali... This restaurant has made its name big because of what they offer (local foods) I mean where else in Kiliman will you find such a beautiful restaurant that offers githeri? They used to have crazy offers on meals, buy food 350ksh and above and get fresh juice of your choice free, not sure if the offer is still there. My favorite was cold passion fruit... Having tried different food menus I can recommend a few. Their thick and hearty beef stew is accompanied by beef and rice and it is very savory, you can try!

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Exotic restaurant, very calm and exquisite.

Thika is my second home, I love it when I go to visit my mom-in-law with the kids and of course explore! Sip and Dip is a remarkable addition to the Thika recreational landscape. One of the many reasons why I love this restaurant is because of its theme a serene kind, and the artistic touch that is on a high level. Featuring a pool, a tempting menu, drinks at the right temperature, and plenty of ambiances, not necessarily in that order, with a fully equipped gym and sauna for those really want to luxuriate. It's out of town, hence uncontested in a fully secured environment. The parking is big enough and if you're lucky, you'll spot some rare cars 😁. The underground bar is a must-visit for anyone who likes a good night out. My in-laws and I have been here several times and I must say every time it always feels different in a good way. I love the view, it's one of a kind. The attendants are very professional and one gets to enjoy the experience, not to forget the cool swimming pool that suits both adults and kids. Safe and very clean. Amazing cocktails and amazing food. Our favorite meal is always chicken wings. They are sticky and very indulgent, the pineapple sauce pork is always thick and the barbeque pork is rich and full of savory goodness. They don't skimp on food portions either. If you have room, try the brownies too, not to forget their pizzas too. very delicious, If you are in Thika this is a MUST-visit restaurant.

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Benefits of opting for gel nails

If you’ve been eyeing someone’s nails and perhaps too shy to ask where they got them done or possibly doubted if you can afford them, well I'm here to inform you that yes you can afford such beautiful nails. I think the older we get the more fastidious we become about the quality of services we expect when getting our glam on. One of the things I enjoy doing among others is doing my nails. A statement manicure at Nana Nails Spot will set you back from as little as 1500ksh for stick-on, 3000- 5000ksh or more for acrylics. Trust me, it’s all worth it and lasts longer than a regular or even gel polish. I really like how courteous the staff at Nana Nails are. I remember the very first time visiting this spa I was a bit worried about my nails, as a mom the last thing I would think of as nails. The assurance they gave me made me settle and allowed them to work their creativity on my nails. Nail art is not something that is restricted when it comes to creativity. You do not have to worry if your nails are not good enough for flaunting intricate designs. You have the option of opting for gel nails or acrylic nails at Nina Nails Spot. The professionals at Nana offer the real look and make it quite difficult for distinguishing between fake nails and natural ones. Their services were really fast compared to other nail salons I have been to.

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One of the widest beach front hotels of Mombasa.

On the shores of Diani Beach, you will find this magnificent hotel, Neptune Village Beach Resort is one of the hotels belonging to Neptune's group of hotels both in Kenya and Tanzania. Being a luxurious 5-star resort all-inclusive is what you expect from them, meaning in between 10 am-12 pm you can always access their menu for snacks and drinks, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic. Hubby my kids and I went for our holiday, and we couldn't think of any other place that was the perfect match for my family. One of the many reasons why we chose to go to this hotel is because of the impression you get of being in a traditional Swahili village because of the multi-cottages and other structures having conical roofs made of makuti from the nearby palm trees. I will tell you this, Neptune is one of the best and most affordable 5-star hotels in Diani. If you are looking for adventure along the way, I recommend you travel by train and experience the Ferry, on the other hand, you can take a flight and in an hour you will be in the hotel sipping your fresh juice given to the visitors as a gesture of welcome on board. We had booked through the agency, and practically our checking-in was a smooth one. At the reception, the staff was kind and jovial despite the intense heat, Emanuel was kind, attentive, and pleasant. If you have not been attended to by Emanuel you have not had the full Neptune experience. Even though the hotel was fully packed somehow the staff managed to check us in within five minutes, something I was happy about. David one of the staff requested to carry our languages as he showed us our room. Nested in a 25 acre of private land, we were more than happy to get a room that was near the reception and not far from the restaurant swimming, and beach. The rooms were very clean and spacious, our balcony was the highlight of it all. The meals are of different varieties with service staff all over waiting to host us at the dinner table. Caroline was so outgoing plus the fruit team who were cutting our slices generously. Monkeys are all over it's lovely to see the colobus monkey in its natural environment. The animation team and entertainment are excellent. We enjoyed sports, especially water aerobics. Appreciated that there is WIFI and great AirCon that you can moderate on your own. Can I come back here again? absolutely yes!

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An array of ice cream options

For those who may not know YOLO is an abbreviation for You Only Live Once! I think their idea was to make you always come back for more ice cream than you intend to. Come January the City will get hot and I don't think you will not want to indulge yourself in some Yolo ice cream. YOLO Ice Cream has established itself as a major ice cream player and as a popular hangout during Nairobi’s sweltering summers. The YOLO ice cream located at the heart of Nairobi Cbd, Kenya third floor and on your right-hand side has left its stamp on the hearts and stomachs of individuals nearby, I have been here a number of times, but this time round it was even more special, hubby made it special! He is not a fan of ice cream, but to my surprise, he agreed to us coming here. The ice cream parlor is beautifully themed with vibrant colors. The atmosphere is funky and fun at the same time and they have a really terrific food menu. The setting is well suited for anyone to have a private conversation while indulging in their favorite tasty ice cream. When we got there we were welcomed by a bubbly waiter, from the look she was excited as I was to be there... it was like she was waiting for us. I have a soft spot for such gentle, bubbly smiling staff. I should say not many ice cream joints in Nairobi are as affordable as Yolo Ice Cream. The majority of them charge exorbitant pricing for ice cream, frequently driving away customers. No wonder the place is always full. We were spoilt for choice and we kept debating on what to order. Literally, after a few minutes, we settled on the mega combo. Here prices range from anything between Sh 40 to Sh 1,000. There’s literally something for everyone! The best thing about Yolo Ice cream is that the products they use are locally sourced with no preservatives. They’ve got thick milkshakes, tasty ice cream, and fresh virgin cocktails at fair prices. I highly recommend this place for couples and people who are dating

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A taste of France in Nairobi

I know curiosity killed the cat! but I like the idea of being curious and wanting to know more about the places I visit. My husband and I got to try Chez Sonia one Friday and I must say I was impressed! Hubby likes calm, serene places where we can have a sober conversation without being interrupted by background music, Chez Sonia exceeded our expectations. It’s quite a long way down Peponi Road: it’s number 68, on the left and just before the right turn to New Muthaiga. From the carpark you climb some steps to a white and rambling house that would have been built, I think, in the 1950s. It has lots of rooms: a dining room, smaller ones for private dining or meetings, and a room for exhibitions. All are interestingly furnished and hung with paintings. I found out that Chez Soni means (at the house of Sonia in French). Chez Sonia is a quaint house with a relaxed, casual atmosphere. Thick greenery and tall trees surround the tables of white garden furniture. Jazz music plays in the background. French novels, contemporary art, wine bottles, and boutique shops occupy the inner rooms. The clientele is a mixture of locals and resident expatriates. South African and Chilean wines dominate the Kenyan market but here at Chez Sonia, they have branded themselves to exclusively sell European wines, mainly from France, Italy, Spain, and Portugal. The best part of chez Sonia is you get to combine fine dining with a cinema experience or live music or jazz on the green. The vibe was great and the service was very attentive.. The sun was now and again shining through the clouds, so we chose to sit in the also rambling garden; a very bushy garden, with some striking moonflower shrubs. The scattered tables were suitably distressed; all the white plastic chairs were a cross between art nouveau and the local bent wood Nubian ones. I was actually surprised to find out that the food here is very affordable compared to different places we have been. we got to try two dishes on their menu, which entailed a lot of cheese. So if you’re a fan of cheese, this would absolutely be lovely for you. This was the Combined platter containing 3cheese of your choice (pecorino romano, provolone, taleggio, Emmental) & 3 charcuterie which are like ready-to-eat meat products eg ham gustoso, same Napoli, mortadella, saucisse séche) and Zanzibari fish curry with coconut rice. At Chez Sonia not only do you get a great ambiance but you will also get good quality wine at reasonable rates... I highly recommend Chez Sonia to couples who love to dine in chilled and comfortable places.

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Feasting in a modern Portuguese restaurant

Frangos is a bar-and-grill meat lovers' paradise that offers Nairobi's favorite Portuguese-inspired flame-grilled Piri Piri chicken. Ambience at Frangos is relaxed and rustic. The simple, modern, wooden furniture is in shades of brown and grey, contrasting with the simple walls and floors. The spacious layout and comfortable vibes lend well to long, lingering, communal meals with friends. Service at Frangos is friendly, courteous, and professional. Staff make an effort to go out of their way to accomodate requests, which I like. They display proper attention and care, and have good product knowledge, able to describe the various options in the salad bar or on the menu. Staff also clear empty / dirty plates and tables efficiently. We ordered the famous Portuguese-inspired flame-grilled Piri Piri chicken and Lemon Butter Pan-Fried Red Snapper which was a new dish in their menu. I could write an entire book of how delicious red snapper was, the red snapper had a wonderfully crispy skin and is drizzled with a delicious lemon butter sauce! It was incredibly flavorful and juicy! I should say there is nothing quite as satisfying as a simple roast Piri Piri chicken, aromas wafting through the restaurant, infusing hearth and home with warmth and comfort. It’s hearty and satisfying and warms the soul with its deep smoky flavors. The prep time was relatively short. I loved their salads too very fresh and tasty Every dish at Frangos bar and Churrasqueira has its own story, from traditional recipes directly from Portugal to typical bar favorites, each with its own local twist.

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One of a kind swimming facilities

Having visited Moi International Sports Centre many times now known as Safaricom Indoor Arena, my memorable moment was when Kenya was playing with Egypt and the final Continental Tour Meeting of 2021. As a lover of sports, you can expect me here whenever there is something interesting., The stadium is frequently used for international matches and professional soccer games. Approximately 12kilometeres from CBD, you will find this stadium strategically located along Thika Road. This multi-purpose is the largest stadium in Kenya, aside from the VIP lounge and hospitality suites it seats up to 60k people, similarly, the sports complex boasts of other crucial services such as modern changing rooms, mini shops, a restaurant, internet hot sports, press and media areas, 6 conferences rooms each with a capacity of 60 people. The stadium has one warm baby pool and one Olympic size pool with diving platforms and springboards. The aquatic complex is the only swimming facility with multiple pools for different age groups and different levels of swimming abilities. Toddlers start at the baby pool with careful guidance from their qualified instructors. Besides the well-maintained pitches both Kasarani and Nyayo stadium features tartan running trucks for both local and international athletic meet. The track is also open to members of the public for jogging and personal training at an affordable fee.

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Bubble Tea in the city

Having done research Bubble Tea also known as Boba seems to really be the only place in Nairobi to get boba tea. Boba Caffe is in the CBD of Koinange Street, Gigiri and Sarit Centre. I've tried out a lot of flavours since I first found out about boba and I can't stress enough how delicious and comforting this cold drink is. I often have it with 0% sugar because I find the flavours sweet enough as is. I like my tea with an extra scoop of boba. We ordered mint green tea and strawberry black tea which was recommended by the attendant.We found the two flavors really nice since it was our firdt time trying them. since the caffe was not crouded the service is really really fast. Boba is made from tapioca starch, also known as cassava starch, which is why they’re often also labeled as tapioca pearls. They’re small spheres that are often simmered in a brown sugar syrup to give them a sweet taste and dark black color. Boba is practically tasteless, making it easy to pair with a variety of drinks. There are also popping boba varieties, which are often colorful and filled with fruit-flavored syrups. Here at Sarit their sitting area is very clean,actually you can even have a small meeting as you enjoy your tea.

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Quick Lunch

We all have that craving (like the ads and billboards suggest) and sometimes we just can’t help satisfying it with a 3 piece quarter pack. I am lucky in that this overwhelming desire for the colonel’s original recipe chicken only hits me every couple of months. I suppose it’s a defense mechanism for my heart. Today though I should say my stomach overrules. walking towards the second floor at The WestgateMall where KFC is located I encounter that familiar smell we are all aware of. The smell of fried chicken penetrates my air vents and fumigates the second floor. I welcome it into my nostrils, it makes me salivate. The smell then gets me thinking. This smell travels quite far from KFC, do they have fans pumping this stuff out into the mall? Is it part of their strategy to lure people in? Lol! as I kept asking, I found myself already inside. The smell got stronger, and I see the highly luminous lettering of KFC, shining a light straight at my appetite. At this point, I knew I was sold out for KFC and I was ready to satisfy my cravings. Regardless of the branch, I have noticed (KFC) is consistently good. Always clean, place, quick service, and organized staff, queues can be long especially on weekends though but it's worth the wait, Once in a while if you are at Westgate Mall, and you craving for some KFC, walk in and enjoy

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Taste of Italia brought in the heart of Nairobi

If you like to explore new restaurants/places like me, you must have heard of Mambo Italia especially if you live in Nairobi. Set on the rooftop of Lavington Curve, Their iconic location has been around for years now, and to date looks funky, fresh, and extremely welcoming. But in recent years, they’ve been expanding and are now open at both Garden City Mall and their latest location – Rivaan Centre in Brookside. Along with the new locations, they’ve also recently expanded their menu. Having heard good reviews about Mambo Italia we decided to do lunch. Mambo Italia has one entire half of the open-air, top deck of this boutique mall to themselves and they have made good use of the space. Shaded from the sometimes brutal Nairobi sun by lovely red canvassing is a kids' sliding set, atop the sort of padding you encounter in most modern gyms. The restaurant has a generous sitting space ideal for medium to large-sized groups. There is plenty of options to choose from on the kids’ menu including the yummy kids Margherita pizza, Spaghetti with lamb meatballs, Fish goujons plus loads more! We were here during Pizza festive week and you bet we got value for every shilling we spent. Your kids will love playing with the puzzle and maze at the back of the kids’ menu as you wait for your food. Another few times we've been here was for lunch. At different times we've tried out different things, but in this review, I will be writing about their pizza and their new dessert menu that I LOVED! Thin crust is how I like my pizza and thin crust is how Mambo Italia serves it. The thing I really loved about Mambo Italia’s Pizza is how light and fresh the pizzas were, after eating them I didn’t feel like I just ate a whole loaf of highly processed bread. Plus It left me with some good room for dessert. Best of all the waiting staff was friendly, accommodating, and prompt with the service which made it an even better dining experience. For dessert, we tried one of their new servings, Vanilla soft serve ice cream served in a chocolate cone with chilli paw paw chutney. I know it sounds weird, but trust me you have to try this! The chilli paw paw is the stuff of dreams and I could just imagine it layered on a warm piece of toast with some melty cheddar! It’s sweet and spicy, and combined with the delicate sweetness of the soft serve and the hard cone – this was a really great dessert. Another winner is the cookie sandwich which is basically two soft, gooey, chocolatey cookies sandwiching a sphere of their homemade gelato (which is available in some very interesting flavours)! The cookie is basically perfect with just the right amount of give, chewiness and saccharinity. Well done Mambo Italia for bringing us a taste of Italy and would recommend you to dine with them at any of their branches. Lavington.

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Japanese inspired comic restaurant

Tucked on the 9th floor of the Trademark Hotel in Nairobi's swanky ex-pat suburb - Gigiri, that features creative dishes, cocktails, and desserts against the backdrop of Nairobi’s beautiful skyline. Immediately you walk in you cannot stop and notice the small plates draw influence from the idea of the superhero, and their superpowers as they are all over the interior of the establishment to the menus on the table. I am always game to trying out different places and this time my friends, sisters and I went to Hero. Apparently, Hero is widely known and loved for its cocktails. Mind you this does not mean if you are not a cocktail person you cannot visit. Personally, I wanted to experience my jaws dropping down because of their interior and food as I have heard good reviews too. One of my friends mentioned that there are timeless favorites that will tantalize and whet your palates. 3 cocktails one must try out, that will make you go back for more and more are ODE TO LUCY (Remy Martin VSOP, Cointreau, strawberry tea, grapefruit juice, ginger, gomme, soda), LOKI’S CUP (Tanqueray Gin, bourbon, Martini Rosso, homemade orange bitters) and INFINITY (Beefeater Pink Gin, blueberries, tonic). After sitting down and making our drinks, my eyes could not stop but wander around. You already know by now, I love it when my eyes get to feast just as much as my stomach. The ambiance at Hero was an exquisite attack of colors and light reflections - a few of my absolute favorite things. We were served with a smile by one of the staff, this is one thing I take very seriously any time I'm going out to try different foods/hotels. Given the propensity for people to want to enjoy good things, I'd recommend booking a table, especially if you wish to enjoy the rooftop views as you enjoy your meal and drinks. We shared the charcoal pork belly skewers, garlic chips, and the prawn and grilled avocado sushi rolls. I have eaten sushi a number of times, but I can tell you the sushi at Hero was different, the feel and taste of the fish, the texture of the rice grains, and the flavor of the seasonings were well seasoned and to top it all off passion fruit was sprinkled on top! this was PERFECT! Personally, I preferred being at Hero as the sun sets, as you get to see the beauty of Nairobi come to life. They say life in Nairobi starts at night, without a doubt you get to experience all its beauty at Hero. Hero stays true to its principles of presenting artful, modern drinks with graceful service in an elegant setting.

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The place where poem is splashed across the wall in a font as delicious as the pastry display beneath it.

You see that poem up there? motioning towards an inscription on a high wall above is a lively cafe. This is The Social House for you! I believe when setting up The Social House, the owners and their team certainly took a road less traveled. A very close friend suggested we meet at The Social House for a meeting on the ongoing project we are currently working on. This was of course a perfect idea! I knew immediately after the meeting was over I was going to come back here and leave my review LOL! let me tell you there is no way from the outside looking in, you would even get a hint of the awesomeness that lies beyond their doors. I am a complete sucker for things and places that are pleasing to the eyes, so please understand, if all I did was look around and that was it, I would have been equally as satisfied. As you enter the building, you walk into a space called The Living Room, instead of a reception. Here, there are comfortable seats and a warmly lit study area. Suspended from the ceiling, in front of the wall with the Robert Frost poem, is a shuka-cloaked Maasai warrior riding a Harley-Davidson motorcycle. Beneath this metal Maasai — affectionately known as Ole Rafiki — is a 24-hour cafe with a commercial coffee roaster. We settled outside in The Other Room, which is a farm to table experience with a gorgeous view of their heated outdoor lap pool. The Social House has different 'rooms' where different dining experiences are curated, depending on your choice or preference. We ordered a cheese platter to share, plus a Dawa each. Dawa is a mixture of copious amounts of lemon, ginger and honey. The cheese-cracker ratio is the only thing I'd change about this platter - and by change, I mean I would increase the amount of breadsticks or crackers. All the different types of cheese were so fresh, I'm convinced the livestock they were derived from transitioned that very morning. Something to try out when here. Let me surprise you, if you order Dawa and expect it to come in a tall wide glass, unfortunately you wil miss it! while other restaurants serve just plain Dawa, The Social House will love you to come back again for more thats why they give you cookies on the side as accompaniment. The Social House have various event spaces which are at the heart of the House’s communal ethos. They are well-suited to hosting a range of events, or ‘happenings’ as they are described on the website, from business meetings, art, drama, music and dance events, to yoga, fitness and culinary experiences, and even TED-style talks. The majority of these spaces are on the fifth floor with the Inca restaurant, and they each have their own unique character. This is one place I will certainly go back with hubby to now experience everything at a go.

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Board game cafe

I'm not sure if I should say this, but I finally gave in to the pressure my sisters and friends have been sending my way. I always like to visit new places/restaurants/cafes and explore not because of the pressure, but because I think I should after doing my own research. Well, this time around they did outnumber me I should say. Bao Box has taken living room game night with family or friends and blown it up, with their board game café concept to eat, play, and socialize. Their idea is to unplug from the instant gratification of social media and being attached to our devices, by doing the opposite of providing customers with a wifi password. Bao Box has a charming interior, with chalkboards placed against the backdrop of ambient lighting, wooden furniture, and Maasai-shuka-inspired throws. Their seating area is inside and outside – on a chilly night, they give you the shukas to warm yourself up with, which is so appreciated in this dire weather. The premise of the place is also great – no one else is really doing the whole bar-and-board games gimmick that Bao Box do, and they're doing it well. They have everything from Cards Against Humanity to Exploding Kittens to the more traditional Monopoly et al. Our visit was strictly for libation and laughs. We ordered a side of halloumi fries to share and the halloumi did what halloumi does - understood the brief. I ordered the KnoCowt stir fry, while the rest ordered the Bao buns and the Player burger with spicy fries. I did like how we were attended to, the service was very fast, and not forgetting the big smile we were given by our attendant as she served. The next agenda for Bao Box is to try out their board games and turn a night in into a night out

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Serene, spacious and strategic mall

Nestled in a woody area, the Karen Hub has managed to strike a good balance of creating open natural spaces while constructing quite a large structure. I literally cheered as I walked past shops where you can enjoy our lovely weather and not feel closed in with artificial light as with most other malls. Towards the back of the mall, they’ve created a small lake that is not only beautiful to look at but also offers kayaking. But the biggest ‘wow factor design-wise is the central courtyard which instantly draws you in. This is where you can imagine attending large events under the stars in the future but for now, you can sit and enjoy a meal at the side while watching your kids run around, skateboard, or ride those fake horse bouncy things. Generally, The Hub Karen is a serene spacious, and strategic mall. Lots of options for shoppers. This is a good spot right at the heart of Karen where anyone seeking convenience while shopping will always come back. A modern mall with a mega supermarket, restaurants, grocery stores, beauty parlors, furniture parlors, etc. I like the place because of its ample parking space at affordable rates. Also, the Carrefour Supermarket is well stocked and has wonderful attendants within the mall areas.

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Wine and Dine Restaurant

I have always wondered who those wealthy wine enjoyers are, spending thousands of shillings on a bottle of fine wine. My curiosity led me to explore the other side of the coin. Well Personally I don't take any alcohol, but that doesn't mean I cannot go and enjoy the delicious meals that 2 Grapes Wine and Friends have to offer. My friends and I went to try this restaurant located in the heart of Kilimani, While it was their first time trying out the wine trails, they enjoyed it. The interiors are lovely, you can smell & feel the rich & plush accents, with greenery (hanging plants) & a few art pieces arched on the walls. On Wednesdays, they have a very nice comedy night, and fantastic live music on Thursdays. Really nice diverse menu and really cool staff. It's been a long time since I eat some baked chicken, and I was looking forward to trying it out. I ordered baked chicken with veggies accompanied by fries... their mushroom sauce was heavenly. The staff is very friendly , and at a go your order will be taken with a smile. Cute and cosy restaurant, excellent for a catch-up with friends. They have indoor and outdoor seating, Perfect for small birthday treats, private gatherings, you know that kinda thing. A hidden gem really and the owners are lovely peeps. Definitely would recommend!

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The famous Mall

A leisurely drive through the forest and curves of Limuru road on a weekend afternoon will never be the same again. The once quiet road frequented by some of Nairobi’s richest citizens including politicians, Cabinet secretaries, and top diplomats, has roared to life as motorists make their way to the biggest mall in the region. On any weekend today, one will be met by winding queues of traffic, at times stretching over a kilometer through the affluent Muthaiga, Gigiri, Runda, and Rosslyn estates into the magnificent gates of Two Rivers Mall. I'm among the many people who download their mobile App that helps me find my way around to the parking and then to the rest of the 67,000 square meters of retail space housing nearly 200 stores. At any given time the mall can accommodate 1,300 cars with parking options in the basement, the rooftop, or the open parking space outside the mall. One thing I really like about Two Rivers Mall is the unique feature of having public event spaces. Most other malls convert their parking spaces for events. One of the spaces, the CK Square, can hold more than 2000 people. Already, the spaces have attracted one of the most popular Television comedy shows—Churchill Show—that has started live recording at one of the squares. I also like how the Mall is meticulous and organized, with its walls painted magnificently in different colors and with beautiful artwork. Its exterior has a huge screen displaying or informing visitors of an array of services and goods that are offered at the mall. The anchor tenant at the Two Rivers Mall is French retailer Carrefour, a global hyper mat. There are over 200 international and local retail stores in the establishment. Two Rivers has quickly become popular for its wide range of family fun activities that include a dancing fountain, fun escape theme park, and an attractive skating park, which makes it a must-visit if you are looking for things to do in Nairobi. One of the most remarkable attractions at the Mall is the dancing color fountain. The water attraction is the same as Dubai’s Sharjah Fountain. The riverfront is also complete with flumes and is a sight to behold at night when the lights are on. I remember in 2019, Two Rivers Mall unveiled Africa’s tallest Ferris Wheel, now the most popular attraction offering riders incredible panoramic views of Nairobi, the country’s capital city. Dubbed ‘Eye of Kenya’, the 60-meter tall amusement park-style attraction, is held together by its crisscrossing steel beams. You've got to love Two Rivers Mall for its stylish design, spacious space, and children's facilities.

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Lunch in a relaxed countryside environment

If you are one of those people who like places where you can lazy around in the afternoon as you enjoy vegan foods then Shamba Cafe is for you. Shamba Cafe located on the outskirts of Nairobi is aptly named because it sits among maize fields and coffee plantations. As soon as you arrive at the Shamba you feel relaxed in the countryside environment. In this rustic setting are two buildings designed like old barns. A large grey barn serves as the main restaurant. It has a high ceiling from which hang bronze and orange round light fixtures. They brighten up the dark seats and sage-colored upholstery. The large open green spaces with plenty of shade from tall trees provide plenty of room for your kids to run around and roll on the grass as they wait for the kid’s vegetarian platter or the macaroni and cheese. It is family, friend, and dog friendly too. The service was impressive, the waiters were switched on and helpful. For lunch, we started off ordering only three things to share because we weren’t sure whether we would like the food or not. We ordered the vegan pizza because I hadn’t had that from outside in forever. Most places in Kenya don’t offer vegan pizza so I was like we have to get that. We also ordered the Sopa Azteca (Tortilla soup) and lastly, we got some regular fries because fries are life lol. As I said, I needed to get some food in me so I was so excited when the food came and looked so good. We tried the pizza first and it was amazing! They allow you to choose your toppings for no extra charge. The soup was amazing too, and the fries were awesome too. We also ordered some dessert because as we all know there is a different stomach for desserts. They had a vegan brownie sundae which I was SO excited to try. Once we were done eating, we decided to walk around to burn off some of the thousands of calories we had just eaten. Shamba Cafe Serves meat, and vegan options are available. Restaurant & farm shops offer clearly marked vegan dishes such as breakfast and brunch platters, shakshuka, soups, hummus, quinoa bowl, zucchini noodles, sweet chili tofu, pizza, brownie sundae, house-made sorbets, and more. Has plant milk for coffee and tea. Hosts live music events and weekend activities for children. Overall, this was an amazing experience. I would so recommend going to Shamba Cafe if you’re ever in Nairobi. Seriously, don’t miss out on this wonderful place. It has something for everyone, whether you’re vegan or not.

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Art and architecture in the bush

Once in a while get out of Nairobi and see how beautiful and peaceful Kenya is. Kitengela Hot Glass is located in a planetarium dome off the beaten track on the edge of the Nairobi National Park near Ongata Rongai. This desolate area has far-reaching views over the city but the feeling of being at the end of the world. My in-laws, my family, and I decided to take a trip one Friday morning. As always we were not disappointed. As you drive the dirt track to the kiln one long stretch of wall is crowded with life size clay people. One with his head buried in the ground, legs akimbo, others snarling, smiling and sitting. Jewel coloured glass, beads, tiles and metal in all shapes and sizes adorns any and everything in sight. Mosaics litter the floor. Trees are bedecked with glass flowers, raindrops, butterflies and hearts. Strange sculpted animals tower 3 times human height as if guarding the surrounds from the neighbouring lions. The Kitengela buildings are more akin to fantasy than anything I have seen in this world. The main building, a giant brick dome is in fact a mammoth kiln. The bead workshop features antennae, another building is crowned with eagle’s heads. Crammed into every nook and cranny of these buildings both inside and out is art. The art takes the form of the glass that is blown in the hot glass studio. Metal is worked into windows, doors, tables, and bespoke designs. Beads that are produced at 1000 a day, no two ever the same. And the walls. All the walls are alive with color: glass and bone and wood and metal. It is a fantastical and wonderful escape from Nairobi. After several stops and endless clicks, we were finally at our destination. We were received by Sanna, who was kind enough to show us around. We were happy to see the glass-blowing process and learn the procedure. Basically, The glass is then left to melt overnight as it is a requirement for it to be extremely hot before it can be blown. Once it has been blown, it is then molded into different designs and shapes as per requests or orders and decorated. Soon after they are transferred to the store, where they are temporarily stored until they are purchased or distributed to various shopping outlets within Nairobi. Most people come here to buy world-renowned glass at local prices, but you could easily spend half a day here just visiting. In true African style, you are invited to walk right into workshops. After going around, we decided to look for a beautiful spot where we could breathe the fresh air that was all around Kitengela Hot Glass and have our packed lunch, though there is a cafe on site where you can take your coffee and sit under the trees jangling with glass ornaments. All in all, it was a very informative and fun trip.

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Very creative and tasty burgers

Created with love and the freshest, natural ingredients, every care has been taken to produce their range of exciting and unique burgers. With 4 branches in Nairobi, Mama Rocks is brought to you by, Samantha and Natalie, sisters who just want you to have great food and fun! Mama Rocks Gourmet Burgers has been all the rage in Nairobi since it was opened up and my sisters and I just had to check out whether it is worth the hype. One thing I have realized is you don't want to try Mama Rock during the burger festival...oooh my! it's crazily busy. After my sisters were done taking a gazillion photos of the food- totally my fault we got around to eating the burgers. Guys. They were amazing! Love at first bite. Perfectly moist, a burst of flavor, and oh so fresh. I think my taste buds were not prepared for the foodgasm. The burger was really good. The service was great and the space that is The Yard is so rustic chic! LOVE! The perfect option for a date or catching up with friends or family (minus kids not much for them to do).It was a perfect mix and balance of flavor, none overpowering the other. The burger really got me wondering why I’d never had one before and where Mama Rocks have been all my life. They may not look big but they are actually really filling. I certainly underestimated the size but I was in for a shock. Would I go back? definitely. If I could snap my fingers and make it happen I would. Good news guys, you can have the burgers delivered to you One burger you must try at Mama Rocks is the Mango Masai Mama. You're might not find mango flavored mayo anywhere else on earth so you might as well try it at Mama Rocks. On a serious note, I loved this burger. It's messy as hell, but it's so so yummy. The saltiness of the bacon and the sweet kick from the mango mayo form the most perfect union.

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Perfect stopover

One of the towns that have rapidly grown is Thika, Left right and center Thika has been buzzing with hotels and restaurants to meet the growing demand for food as most of these are always full to capacity. My friends and I were heading to Nanyuki for a photography gig, we opted to do a stopover at Thika and Paleo Hotel came highly recommended. Paleo is sandwiched between upcoming apartments that are still under construction as the road here has been turned to dust. One can easily mistake the hotel for the apartments, it was not for the hotel has a big signboard on the top of the building. Walking into the lobby, it’s immediately clear that a lot of thought went into the redesign. There’s hardly a place for your eyes to land that doesn’t feel like an Instagram-worthy moment. the elegant reception area while the aroma from the sparkling kitchen joins it to the restaurant bay where the decor is epic. There is a lift connecting to the rest of the arenas where accommodation rooms, a modern bar, and conference halls are in between floors while the gym and swimming pool are on the rooftop. We were tempted to do a dip for 300 each, but we reminded ourselves we were only going there for lunch ad we continue with our journey. Walking in the gym is Ksh 500, monthly Ksh 4,000 while couples can have those power goals at Ksh 7,000 per month. The meals here are so affordable and by cheap I mean from Ksh 200 so are the drinks. The well-decorated menu showcases a range of delicacies that are cooked upon order. However, there is always a ready buffet at Ksh 600, some of my friends opted for this while I went for Porked chops and strawberry smoothie. The waitresses frequently asked us if we were alright or if we wanted any extra thing. The WI-FI is on another level, super-fast, with no buffering, and passwords. In between chatter and laughter, we were glad we found this hotel. I would want to come back and try out their swimming pool and accommodation.

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Mouth watering burgers

Urban Burger doesn’t disappoint! if you are looking for good burgers at a great value, Urban Gourmet Burger was our first choice! They have a fantastic menu coupled with the ‘Crazy Monday’ offer where they offer 2 burgers at KSH 990 accompanied with fries, coleslaw and some veggies that I’d bet my right thumb-toe that no one ever eats! One order I knew wouldn’t disappoint and which I highly recommend, is my all-time favorite -Texas Burger which has a prime beef patty with crispy bacon, cheddar cheese, fried egg, lettuce, and barbecue sauce. My friend ordered a Sloppy Joe burger which had minced beef in sweet pepper and tomato sauce topped with fried onion making it deliciously messy with a side of French fries. The service was quite fast and the meals were ready in no time. Urban Burger Prestige branch continues with the same design as the other branches. There are some high tables by the windows at the back but the majority of the seating area has four-seater low tables that are quite comfortable. The floor-to-ceiling windows provide ample lighting into the restaurant, which isn’t that big, but the unobstructed views to the outside psychologically give the space extra depth and room. The large screen TV sets are hung on the walls at a good height for them to to be a distraction but at the same time provide some entertainment for when your eye is feeling a little adventurous. The staff and waiters are really polite which just adds to the experience. I like what they did with the presentation with the burger being the main event of the meal and the top slightly withdrawn for you to add your poisons (mine’s ketchup) on it! The salads and veggies come neatly in their own little white China and the fries come in a mesh cooking basket that’s just for aesthetics… All this is housed in a wooden frame with an oil absorbent paper to sit on. Nothing but joy here. Well done! A good burger is a thing of beauty. This was virtually flawless. The only improvement I would recommend is having the option of a salad to accompany the fries.

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Hotel worth every penny

my family and I embarked on a journey to County 001: Mombasa early this year. We hoped that if we traveled after the holiday season the hotel would be less crowded, but it seems that a few other Kenyans were thinking just like us. Needless to say, I genuinely believe that the hotel did a tremendous job in satisfying its customers. We checked in at around 3 pm and coincidentally about 4 families that had traveled with us on the Standard Gauge Railway were also checking in around the same time. Bamburi Beach Hotel is set amid lush tropical gardens, with extensive white sand beaches overlooking the beautiful Indian Ocean. The staff needs thanks in all the departments including Maintenance, Housekeeping, Animation, The Outside entertainment brought in, particularly the Tightrope performer, Pool attendants, Cleaners and Gardening. The housekeeping was very thorough every day keeping our double spacious room clean to a very high standard especially since we had our kids. The food was really great, our kids enjoyed every meal that was served. A special thanks to Chris, a restaurant waiter who made our stay very special, full of joy, smiles,s and wonderful moments. He showed full professionalism in every respect. Obliging and always smiling. Such an employee is a treasure. The best team was the animation who all go out of their way to make sure people are happy through water polo, water aerobics, playing board games, fun competitions, chatting to everyone, and their dance shows which really deserve an oscar!!! They are always happy, and friendly, take people out on local trips, look after young children in a play area, and can communicate with tourists in several different languages they have learned themselves. An experience worth traveling with kids.

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Amazing place to hang out with your kids

If you are a family and you're looking for a chilled restaurant where your kids can enjoy both food and facilities then Under the Rader is your place. Located along Argwings Kodhek Rd in the Kilimani area, you will find Nairobi's kept-secret restaurant and bar. The good thing is the restaurant is accessible by a matatu number 46 from town which will take around 15 minutes with no traffic. We were here over the weekend and I am not surprised how my sister found this hidden gem. We were welcomed by the very courteous staff to the serene and clean garden with a background sound of sweet live jazz music. The restaurant has different locations for your different needs. It has a bar, an in-house restaurant in bandas and now the garden restaurant. We opted for the garden restaurant. The garden restaurant overlooks the playground so you can keep an eye on the kids while they are playing. The playground is free!! Not so many playgrounds in Nairobi are free especially during weekends. This is the time they usually overcharge the parents. It is also super clean as you have to remove your shoes before you enter the playground. They also have someone leading and guarding the kids during the games. Being a Sunday we were happy to catch the live that entertained us throughout. The live band was really amazing. Not too loud, just the good amount of music you need to have a conversation with your loved ones. We ordered Pizza and few different platters containing different meals like chicken, beef, pork and lamb. The side portions did not disappoint as they served a very generous amount especially the fries and salads. I really loved their grilled chicken, fish fingers and the chicken fingers. Trust me to taste every food that was brought to the table. Their fresh juice is served in a very tall wide glass which I felt was really worth it considering it was 400 shillings per glass. That was my most worth it item from the menu. The chicken and fish fingers were also generously served. A restaurant I would highy recommend for families.

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Your to-go fresh groceries

If you are one person who enjoys grocery shopping as I do, Zucchini is definitely one of your to-go stores, I have been going to marikiti for fresh groceries, well I still do whenever my hubby and I are psyched up, but when we are too lazy for marikiti we always opt for Zucchini. Our favorite store is at the junction and ABC. I remember when I was pregnant, whenever I would go grocery shopping at the Junction one of their attendants would request for my list and ask me to sit down as they shop for me, what a wonderful way to consider pregnant women! Zucchini is not just a greengrocer, but its Westland branch at The Place @ 67 General Mathenge Road also has a deli. Other locations also offer deli options. The kids (and adults) can have pizza whilst the rest can have a variety of wraps, salads, sandwiches, and coffee. They also make fresh bread and sandwiches, pastries, quiches and cakes, smoothies, shakes, salads, and hot drinks. All at a reasonable price in a comfortable setting. We ordered a chicken wrap. Unfortunately, I did not bother to take a photograph that day, which seems to be happening more often of late. But this was the mother of all wraps. It was juicy with sauce and had a large topping of sauerkraut to top it off. It was quite an adventure trying to decide which way I was going to succeed in eating it. I ate it all, licking my lips with every bite.

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Amazing decor and ambience

Pallet Cafe is set in a tranquil environment in the Lavington area, along James Gichuru Road, directly opposite Lavington Shopping mall. In an effort to promote the training and employment of differently-abled persons, the Cafe hires deaf staff; a first for Kenya. At the entrance, guests are met by a waiter who shows them to their table. On the back of the waiter’s shirt are the words ‘I am deaf’. They take orders from their clients using sign language and within no time, food is brought to the table with great efficiency. The menu at the restaurant has sign language translations which help the customer know how to order. And not to worry if you can’t sign a word of KSL. You will still have a great time. Plus it’ll be an opportunity to learn one or two signs… you know. The atmosphere is quite serene hence the numerous patrons visibly using the cafe as a workstation. The service was impeccable and our waiter Boniface was extremely attentive and patient, and he made us feel very welcome! As soon as we walked in through the entrance of the cafe, he greeted us warmly and allowed us to pick our preferred table. Both the drinks and food menus are pretty large and there’s almost something for everyone. Watch out for the special of the day. On this day it was a fish burger and home-cooked fries. We ordered smoked salmon on a bed of avocado and lettuce accompanied by garlic fries.

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Authentic Chinese restaurant in a busy mall
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4.83

Having lived opposite The Junction for more than a decade I can write a lot about Double Dragon. I remember it officially opened its doors on Monday, 2011 which auspiciously fell on Mid-Autumn Festival or also known as Moon Festival. You know a restaurant is “authentic” when they bring you a celebratory moon cake, made fresh from their kitchen – definitely rare in these parts. The pastry was baked perfectly until it was golden brown, and the filling with red azuki beans was delicately sweet – this was as authentic as any Chinese restaurant could ever be. Well, the moon cake is the whole reason why I still remember this restaurant. The restaurant is spaciously located in the new wing of the Junction on the fourth floor. With a capacity for nearly 300 guests, an expansive alfresco patio space, and five private rooms each poetically decorated with a different Chinese theme; Double Dragon boasts a décor that is a comfortable blend of what the Chinese would expect, and more importantly what Kenyans would enjoy. It's not a fancy restaurant, but very clean, the ambiance and decor are minimal and it is in a mall. But the quality and variety of authentic Chinese food was awesome. Personally, I enjoyed sitting on the balcony eating Chinese rice and prawns, but this time round it was a bit different. A friend of mine ordered steak and it came without an accompaniment fortunately my rice serving was large enough for both of us. The times we have come here, our orders have always been quick. I find the restaurant is a bit pricey compared to other Chinese restaurants I have dinned in, but I guess its because of its location.

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Lunch at Asmara

What Asmara brings is class to eating Injera. Asmara is either no 1 or close to the top as the best place for injera/anjera if your looking for a classy place. I received an invitation from a friend to visit the Asmara restaurant in Karen, I put all those opinions and prejudices aside and gladly accepted. It was certainly an elegant welcome to Asmara. (By the way, it is on the right of the Ngong Road, not far beyond the Karen Dukas roundabout and close to the Talisman restaurant.) It is a red-tiled and white-walled building, set in an extensive Karen garden. Just inside the main entrance a white-dressed waitress was brewing and serving coffee. Clearly, this coffee-serving ritual is as much an Eritrean as an Ethiopian tradition. She was roasting green coffee beans over an open flame and then grinding them. Her low table had the boiling pot, the jebena, and an array of small, handleless cups. Despite the chill, we sat out in the garden, but we were soon warmed with jikos placed around the table, I was looking forward to trying their strawberry smoothie first before anything as my sister had recommended and I can tell you for sure it was everything she described it. fresh and tasty. We were served by very polite and friendly staff, I should say her smile was charming. I later ordered steak and mashed potatoes. My love for potatoes couldn't go unnoticed, ever since I got married to a Kikuyu hehe. Anywhere there are potatoes I am game on! the meat was crisp and crunchy; the spices were strong and aromatic. And I wasn’t bothered about messing my fingers! So the Asmara menu is quite eclectic – with a range from pepper steaks to pizzas. But the mains are, of course, the Eritrean dishes. There are a number of vegetarian options. First up on the menu is the Asmara vegetables: a mix of cabbage, kale, potatoes, peas, lentils, and beetroot in a spicy Eritrean sauce. The menu has a Kids’ Corner, too, with the likes of fish fingers or beef burgers and fries. The garden has an assortment of climbing frames and slides. So during weekends, this is a great place for a family lunch.

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First expereince and I loved it

It is often said that one of the best ways to learn about cultural history is through food (its origin). If you’re looking for a unique dining experience, while sitting in a restaurant furnished with comfortable elegance with touches of Japanese culture and decor, INTI is the restaurant for you. INTI is located at the One Africa Place building on the corner of Waiyaki way and Rhapta road. Curiosity killed the cat, they say! but if you're like me who likes to know more about everywhere I go be it hotels, restaurants, or countries. you will not leave anywhere without knowing the history. I found out that Nikkei is used to refer to a Japanese emigrant who is not a citizen of Japan. The word is commonly used in Japan to refer to people of Japanese ancestry that are living abroad as citizens of other countries. Those who love sushi and spice will find that it is not hard to fall in love with Nikkei. While Japanese cuisine is often described as light and pure, the Peruvian influence adds intensity and flavor in Nikkei dishes. It hits the right spot for any food lover. We were here for lunch and everything about this restaurant speaks about class. INTI totally blew my mind. This is the kind of place to create lasting impressions and great memories against the backdrop of the glorious sunset in the evening through the huge curved glass windows offering a scenic view of the city of Nairobi, as you enjoy your lunch/ dinner. We started with the Peruvian Ceviche (KSh. 1,200) which is a refreshing appetizer and an absolute delight if your palate adores raw fish. Your tongue will delight in the blending of the citrus and chili ingredients in the dish. The Ceviche Nikkei (KSh. 1,250) on the other hand is a meld of flavors that come from the tuna, onion, cashew nuts, white and yellow corn, and mixed greens in chive & tiger milk dressing. For our second round of dishes, we had the Acevichada Maki Roll (KSh. 1,250) which is a tangy combination of fish, shrimp and onions, the A lo Pobre Roll (KSh. 1,200) which is a comfortable option for those who prefer red meat, paired with avocado and plantain and the Philadelphia Roll (KSh. 1,350) which a healthy serving of shrimp paired with cream cheese and chimichurri sauce. The vegetarian option, the Truffle Roll (KSh. 1,250), is a colorful beet red delight paired with a tangy teriyaki sauce. If you try nothing else on the dessert menu, I urge you to try the Inka Gold which comes with a 24 Karat gold chocolate ball and a spot of Pisco ice cream. INTI’s menu asks you to be brave and bold with your palate and rewards you for it by finding an exquisite balance between tangy, sour, and flavourful, spicy dishes.

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A party to remember

Located in the heart of Nairobi, Emara Ole Sereni is Nairobi’s burgeoning luxury hotel scene. It borders the north side of Nairobi National Park. Emara Ole Sereni is the perfect base for a city adventurer. We were here for a party at The Big Five Restaurant and Bar. It is located on the 1st floor, overlooking the waterhole in the Game Park. It is a five-in-one restaurant done in an open kitchen style, specializing in Mongolian, Grills, Italian, Indian and Chinese. A highlight of their restaurant is the Sunday Brunches they organize where everyone can enjoy a wholesome meal. Accompanied by live music, the experience is really soothing. You can even ask for their special kids menu that comes with interesting games and activities for your kiddies. The service was super fast and efficient, we were served by Ruth and Timothy, they were beyond amazing. There is also the Oasis bar which has an extensive range of assorted cocktails, a wine cellar, liquors, and mocktails. It has views of the Nairobi National Park. The hotel has plenty of amenities to enjoy, with a hair salon to get you ready for a night of fun and adventure. Also, take a trip to the gift shop for authentic and exciting gifts and souvenirs. There are some fantastic items from crafts, clothes and jewellery with unique African designs.

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The vibe, food, atmoshphere is great

Ankole Grill is quite a popular restaurant chain in Nairobi, the restaurant has branches in Kitisuru and Kileleshwa/Lavington. We wanted to go to Ankole for the aesthetic, but we left with more than just pretty pictures and great memories. The premium restaurant offers a modern outlook in the suburbs of Nairobi. The theme is matte black. The design is modern, boxy, and engaging. The bar stares at you when you walk in and you may sit there or you may sit in the garden or further inside, which didn’t look too exciting. And if they are full— as they were — they will put a high table and stools in a patch of grass with a view. The service was so personalized. Jessica served us the whole time and she was so helpful and anticipated our needs at every point. If you are a meat lover then the mixed grill platter, including cuts of beef, pork ribs, chicken, Italian sausage, and Kenyan blood sausage (mutura) will satisfy your cravings. A side of kelewele (fried plantains) served with a trio of sauces, including smooth mango chutney is to die for. Twelve-hour smoked meats and boneless chilli goat bites (kauka), reminiscent of Nigerian asun, are also offered. Aside from choices for meat lovers, the menu includes vegetarian options such as coconut curry, Moroccan roasted eggplant stew, pizza (Kitisuru only), and sweet potato peanut butter uji (porridge). The crowd is uppity and very eclectic but most certainly everybody I saw had a forward fashion sense. I have had coffee here during the day as well, however daytime at Ankole Grill promises a fairly lonely experience in a vast space that only comes alive once the sun sets. I have never been here with kids however they have a kid's menu. For those who take alcohol lemme give you some advice, I learned it's best you get wine by the bottle. They have a variety. Whisky by the tot can make you faint if you aren’t from a wealthy family, LOL! . They also have a happy hour, from 4pm or 5pm. The place also has a cigar lounge, meeting rooms, events and conferencing facility. atmosphere

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A night to remember

For a long time, I can confidently say that Mombasa was not in the limelight when it came to restaurants that offered different cut meats until Char Choma came in and took Mombasa by storm. I have been to a number of restaurants that serve different types of cut meats, but I tell you there is no restaurant that has managed to offer what Char Choma offers. Not only is the quality and quantity good, but the experience is something you will remember. My siblings and friends decide to spoil ourselves without the kids In Mombasa, we needed a restaurant that was on the beach with great ambiance and Char choma came highly recommended. As we entered, we were welcomed by friendly security staff, immediately we saw the butcher's counter, this is where all the magic starts. The concept is you choose your preferred cuts of meat. The restaurant allows you to customize your own dining experience based on how much you can eat and your taste. (chicken, beef, lamb, and pork) which are weighed per 100 grams from as low as Sh65 depending on the choice of meat. You get to choose whether you want your meat charcoal grilled or oven-baked although at an extra cost. The same goes for the sides like fried rice, potato wedges, sauté, fries, ugali, etc. All meals are freshly prepared on order and are super tasty. We opted to go for all types of meats both grilled so that we could all have a taste of everything at go. The ambiance compliments the dining experience as it is mainly a sea-view restaurant that offers different sitting experiences. The inside feels warm, and laid back, and has high ceilings and eclectic décor that brings the space to life. It is also quite spacious and private. The top deck doubles up as the bar area and the atmosphere shouts “can-we-grab-a-drink on a Sunday afternoon?”. It is beautifully furnished with low white and grey seats and one rocking seat at the corner. Then, there is the outdoor space - the patio and the tents by the beach, where you get to bask in the sun and enjoy the soft touches of the ocean breeze on your face and the grains of sand on your feet as you enjoy your Nyama Choma. An early (late) evening will give you a view of the sun sinking into the horizon of the ocean, with a cotton candy view of the sky. The restaurant also has a children's playground and an open-air swimming pool fitted with slides and swings to satisfy the curiosity of the kids, besides building sand castles on the beach. Actually, the swimming pool is the first feature you will notice as you walk into the restaurant. All with a picturesque view of the Indian Ocean. These features make it a restaurant to seek out when in Mombasa. Not to forget the DJ on site plays the best music to suit the time and mood. You can as well put in a request for a song you'd like to be played for.

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Acombination of seafood and jazz

Samaki is the Swahili word for fish so Samaki-Samaki, as its name suggests, is all about fish and seafood at its best. When I first heard of the name Samaki Samaki, I knew it was one of the Luo-style restaurants that served Tilapia and Kenyan food in an upmarket setting with Ohangla music. LOL! I was wrong. Samaki Samaki restaurant is located in the heart of Lavington, 28 Othaya Road. It originally started as a bar and restaurant in Dar es salaam Tanzania and joined the Kenyan market in December 2021. When you have outgoing sisters like mine, the chances of you not knowing all the newly opened restaurants in Nairobi are very minimal. We went for an impromptu meal on Saturday. At the entrance, you will be met by a polite, beautiful host who will show you to your table, I find this very welcoming, it helps you avoid wandering around aimlessly trying to find a seat. The restaurant is very clean and the service is great, the space is really beautiful. It's very cozy indoors, and if dining al fresco, the bar area is the centerpiece, decked in a series of lampshades that look like small upside-down bamboo fishing nets, and when these are lit in the evening, you won’t help but stare. We ordered a platter that came with Octopus, Kalamari and Lobster served with coconut rice. This was going for 5500Ksh. Honestly, none of our cameras did any justice in showcasing the platter. My expectations of the restaurant meal were high because of the ambiance, guess what? I was not disappointed. As a seafood lover, nothing hits home as good seafood. Samaki Samaki offers different fish dishes such as Swahili fish curry, baked oysters, and king prawns pili pili. Every Saturday they have live jazz music from 2 pm, and the band played an array of international songs, as well as Kenyan classics. The core crowd is generally mature, so if your looking for Jazz, seafood, and a cozy space to dine this is certainly the restaurant to go to.

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Best place for nature walk and photoshoot in Mombasa

Haller Park (formerly Bamburi Nature Trail) is located South of the Bamburi cement plant along the Mombasa /Malindi highway. A place to connect with nature, so close to the hustle and bustle of the city life yet once inside it can seem like you are in another dimension altogether. Plenty of recreational activities including cycling and a playground for kids as well. My cousin and her family requested for her daughters photoshoot at the park, an I must say I loved every minute of the shoot. The park has mammals that include; hippos, buffalos, giraffes, water bucks, Oryx and Elands, Green Vervet. Monkey types found in the park include the Mona monkey and the Sykes monkey. These animals found in the park are rarely seen because of shyness to humans or are only active at night include the Bush buck, the Suni, Duiker, Marsh mangrove and the Serval cat, hence the opportunity to do a photoshoot freely without any fear of wildanimals attacking us. A wide variety of birds can also be seen especially in the morning and include the Grey heron, black heron, sacred Ibis, plovers, African fish eagle, Narina trogon, pied king fisher, egret, golden palm weaver, yellow tailed egret, black headed weaver and the golden weaver. Feeding of the giraffes in the park is also allowed after 3 pm. The services offered in Haller Park for visitors include conference services in Mombasa- as the park boasts of an Park auditorium in with a seating capacity of 100 people; this makes the park an ideal place for weddings , company parties, family outings and social gatherings at a fee. The park is a really good place for nature lovers! when in mombasa dont miss to expereince nature at its best.

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Crocodile themed Saturday

Did you know Mamba in Kiswahili means Crocodile? Well, I thought you should know. Are you fascinated by watching a bask of crocodiles lazing around? then Mamba Village Nyali is the place for you. Situated on the Beach Road Round About off Links Road, Mamba Village Centre is really the largest crocodile farm with a wonderful restaurant serving crocodile meat, an all-night disco, a lovely flower farm, an aquarium and snake farm, and a place where you can let your inner kid out! Horse riding, ostrich riding, water bicycles, boat rides, camel rides, etc. Mamba village has never failed to impress. A tour of the farm starts with a movie on the life cycle and behavior of crocodiles by the friendly staff. The environment is clean and well-kept. It is followed by a comprehensive tour of the rest of the farm and ends with the highlight of the day: a spectacular scene of blood-thirsty crocodiles fighting for food during feeding time. Excellent cuisine is available at the Mamba Restaurant, and the house specialty is superbly grilled crocodile meat. Souvenirs of your visit can be bought at the Mamba Souvenir shop located within the village. They also have an art gallery! We were here for brunch and we loves the therapeutic scenery Mamba has to offer. you can even have a crocodile burger if you fancy it, LOL! Mamba Village Centre has crocodiles from all categories/stages, from giant (Big Daddy -Man eater) crocodiles to baby crocodiles (just hatched) and white crocodiles. Give my regards to the big daddy !!! I can't forget the biggest crocodile I saw. The firm has a feeding time schedule every day at 5 pm and it is incredible to see this experience as the crocodiles jump up a few meters from their pool to grab a bite of meat. A tour of the firm would be wonderful and takes 2 and a half to three hours visiting the Crocodile firm, camel riding within the same compound, Horse riding or the mamba restaurant which offers a wide range of crocodile meat and sea foods. Indeed a fascinating crocodile world you don't want to miss whenever you are in Mombasa!

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Best Outdoor experiences

Lalibela Travel and Adventure is a locally owned travel company. The story of Lalibela Travel and Adventure began many years ago. Lalibela quickly learned from other Travel companies, travel agents, and touring companies, and today, the company is among the best international travel agencies. It has established great working relationships with other best travel companies both in Kenya, Africa, and the world over so as to offer our clients nothing but great, stress-free, and memorable experiences at all times. The name Lalibela was inspired by a town in the Amhara Region of Ethiopia called Lalibela. Located in the Lasta district and North Wollo Zone, it is a tourist site. I have been using Lalibela Travel and Adventure since 2016 I have no regrets. The company has always exceeded our expectations when it comes to adventure. Wherever you want to go you say it! and they will take you there. Not only have I used Lalibel locally but internationally too. My trip to Dubai wouldn't have been any better. My visa was out on time, something that I don't take for granted since we had already made our bookings. Many times every other process is never an issue until one gets to the visa process. For Lalibela to always make our visas ready on time is something we are grateful for. When you book with them they always have various gifts to give their clients from water bottles, to flowers, pillows... just to show they value and love you. An agency I highly recommend for your adventures local and international, corporate events, and indoor and outdoor activities.

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propeling consumer’s preference for this fresh taste.

Eden Tea empowers you to follow confidently in your chosen life path with its full flavor, enticing aroma, and smooth taste. Eden Tea gives your day a boost of brilliance, With a rich taste and aroma, with every sip. This tea is a great taste of the high-quality tea leaves added to our blends. Eden Tea gives you a gentle lift, which brightens your day. Infused with the natural goodness of the finest hand-held tea leaves, their premium teas are appreciated worldwide for their distinctly refreshing taste. My favorite is Eden Green Tea and premium loose leaf. Eden Green Team is manufactured made from carefully selected two leaves and a bud from Kariran Gardens and packed at source. it is processed using the Green Tea Processing method that excludes the oxidation process, thereby retaining a level of antioxidants, this makes it a healthy premium product. Use of milk is not recommended, honey or sugar can always be used to sweeten. Eden Green Tea is available in tea bags 50gms

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A bank I can trust

KCB Bank Kenya Limited, a subsidiary of KCB Group, is a commercial bank in Kenya that offers conventional and interest-free banking to individuals, businesses, and corporations. With over 200 brunches you can conveniently transact countrywide. Their range of financial solutions is designed to help you effectively manage your finances and grow your wealth. KCB is proud of its history and heritage which is rooted as far back as the nineteenth century. I have been a customer for a decade now. After campus KCB Bank was my first bank, well it still is. My brunch was at Kawangware, but in 2020 they moved to Gitanga road. I like this bank because their customer culture is quite relaxed and results-driven, great benefits for their permanent staff: Healthcare., bonus, pension. KCB mobile bank accounts allow its owners to save, borrow money, and pay their bills through M-Pesa. As KCB Simba saving account holder, it has helped me. Simba savings account is an interest-earning account. The bank pays up to 5% p.a. interest on amounts deposited in the account. Account owners can only withdraw from the account once a month and a minimum amount of KES 1000. The customer service responds to inquiries on time which makes me happy. I am a happy customer in general. genera

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Healthy cozzy reastaurant

I wish to see Roro's grow into a booming franchise with locations in all the major malls. I mean their food not only speaks health out loud but their space too. Roro's is a fast-casual restaurant with a focus on serving hearty, wholesome, and healthy food. For a pretty small place, I was pleasantly surprised that they have a huge menu to choose from - Salads, Smoothies, Spinach or Whole Wheat Wraps/Sandwiches, Soups, Cold pressed juices, Pharmacy Shots, etc. It's located in the newly built wing of Sarit Center Mall, lower ground floor. Sticking to a fully plant-based diet in Nairobi should never be an issue anymore because Roro's has made it possible. For us who are carnivores, they also offer hearty meals with meat. I loved their Soy Latte they were really good and the biggest portion I've had in a restaurant setting! Wine lovers please don't be left out for the restaurant serves organic wine! I thought you should know. The staff was easy about veganizing the menu and honestly because their dishes are different components built together, it's easy to do. Will definitely be back to try the salads and juices!

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Friendly stuff! Affordable and unique products

You want those fancy stuff that makes you look like you work with the U. N rush to Miniso. Miniso is a cool store to buy, gadgets and other kinds of stuff, they sell a wide range of items from household appliances to clothes, bags personal effects, etc. It's a place to check out and shop for quality goods. The store is airy, well arranged, and inviting. A very clean, well-organized shop. The cleanliness levels here are borderline OCD. The staff is kind and helpful. TRM. Miniso has nine brunches across Nairobi Sarit Centre, The Junction, Two Rivers, Village Market, Southfield Mall and Yaya Center The Hub, Westgate, They sell unique everyday items too at relatively affordable prices. Better be sure about what to get because it triggers impulsive buying because everything is cute and you realize that you can't live it. The sling bags are my favorite thing to buy because they are cheap and of quality. The bags also come in an assortment of colors. The sunglasses available are stylish and affordable. I have purchased quite a lot from them, and I have become a loyal customer. If you believe in sophistication, accuracy, unique, quality then Miniso is the place to shop

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Quality and quantity at its best,

Breastfeeding Mums have a lot on their plate. Trying to make sure you have an easy snack on hand to keep your energy and milk supply going can be hard to get around to. That's where lactation cookies come in! These tasty little treats are packed with healthy ingredients that may help boost milk production and give you an energy boost when you need it. Also known as Breastfeeding Cookies, Lactation Cookies are specially developed to include healthy ingredients to help nourish new mums. Each lactation cookie recipe is different, but most include brewer's yeast and ground flaxseed which are associated with increased milk supply, also known as galactagogues (an ingredient that will stimulate milk production). My journey with Lactacare began when I had just delivered my son, to be honest at first I did not know what to expect with my milk supply since I had heard of stories where moms were struggling with milk supply. After having a consultation with Lactacare I was assured my lactation journey will be smooth. The fact that they have free consultation gives a mom the confidence and morale to want to try their products. I loved Lactacare products from Day 1 of my breastfeeding journey. They are delicious and healthy, and really do work to support your goals of exclusive breastfeeding. The muffins deserve a 10 star. Whaaat! I ordered a mix of plain ones and they came still warm and fresh. I do not want to call myself greedy but I just wanted to finish the whole box! my husband could also not get his hands off the muffins and cookies, for me I felt like he was wasting the products since he could not lactate hahaha. The service is fast and helpful, and all the breastfeeding guides and tips are timely too. Not to forget their packaging it is top notch Perfect gift for a new mommy, and I love that they customize the products for you (dairy free etc).

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Get a way in the heart of kilimani

Furnished apartments are slowly becoming a norm in major cities in Africa. Most of the furnished apartments in Nairobi are found in areas such as Kilimani, Westlands, Kileleshwa and Lavington among other leafy suburbs. These are mostly serviced apartments. Once in a while my husband and I like to have a get-a-way staycation away from the kids, This helps us be more focused in our marriage and also unwind from day to day bustle of Nairobi. We were looking for an area we have never really exploded and Denis Garden came highly recommended. We liked the apartments, super clean and spacious, it was convenient for us to shop at Yaya center, and moving in and out was without a hustle. Denis Gardens is located in Kilimani, along Denis Pritt Road. Boasting a bar and a garden, this apartment features accommodation in Nairobi with free WiFi and garden views. This high-end apartment is fully equipped with the best living facilities. Access to shopping areas; Yaya center, The Junction Mall, Lavington Mall, Upperhill suburbs, Nairobi CBD, Westlands area. The air-conditioned apartment is composed of 1 2 and 3 bedrooms, and a fully equipped kitchen. The friendly staff is always on alert to help you with whatever you might be in need of.

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Good quality products and awesome customer service

Let me tell you, I was MoKofied and I am not willing to change to any brand anytime soon. I made an online purchase of four mattresses over the Christmas break. I had quite a pleasant experience from the customer service whilst making the order to the delivery people who kept time & delivered them in perfect condition. My family has been enjoying the mattress which is firm and comfortable. Would definitely make another purchase and keep referring MoKo to my friends. I confess to sleeping like a baby! if there is anything of the sort lol. The product I bought speaks for itself and value for my cash, to top it all they exceeded my expectations by delivering a handwritten thank you note and free pillows!!! lest you forget their delivery is absolutely free! another reason why I love Moko Mattress is that the high-density foam mattress comes with a 5-year warranty. The warranty covers those pesky issues such as your mattress sinking more than 0.5 inches in the stated period. It’s their little pinky promise to us their clients that once we make this foamy pact, they are fully committed to serving us with better quality sleep. MoKo are the best! my family and I can't thank you enough! I will mokfy my whole village!!! The gifted pillows are so soft and gentle! Even with its positive comment, Moko has a negative side, these mattresses are so heavy, and if you are one of those ladies who keep long nails you may need to use mwiko when making your bed, other than this I am a satisfied customer!

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Unforgetable experience at Tree House

A visit to Lake Nakuru or Lake Naivasha would be incomplete without exploring Lake Elementaita, which is only a few kilometers away. Pink Tree House was the perfect gateway for relaxation and reflection. The lodge is located a few kilometres after Kikopey on your way to Nakuru. You have to be careful not to miss the turn as there is no proper signage. Hint, a quick google search again saved the day. The lodge is pretty much a charming treehouse and is a walking distance to the lake and adjacent to a seasonal river. It has two floors with three large rooms, and each has a fireplace, kitchen, lounge area and balconies with a good view of the river and an excellent view of the natural surroundings. My photography team and I went to explore this beautiful place as it is photogenic in nature. We the girls took the big self-contained room on the top floor that has two bedrooms, one adequately fitted with a wooden rustic double-decker bed. This is ideal for a family holiday. All the rooms have refrigerators to keep your food and drink fresh and chilled. The balcony has a treadmill with a good view of the seasonal river below if you are a fitness enthusiast like me. We requested an in-house chef who is available on sight on request, but you can as well cook for yourself if you wish. The rooms do not have TV sets, and that worked perfectly for us. However, we carried with us our Bluetooth speaker and WiFi modem that came in handy as we streamed soothing music from my phone. The families living around have theme nights every Saturday around the bush fire, and it is a fantastic way for guests to interact and get to know each other as well as socialize with the locals. The next morning, we did a few photoshoots at the compound and decided to take a walk to the shores of Lake Elementaita, and the view was breathtaking. From the shores of Lake Elementaita, I could see the famous Sleeping Warrior and Ugali Hills. Perfect for hikers. The treehouse had a home away from the home village feel and the evenings by the fireplace added quite a lovely touch to my stay at the facility. The rates are relatively affordable. We enjoyed the peace and will recommend Tree House to anyone looking for a quick and affordable getaway from the city.

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Affordable eCommerce platform
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4.83

Kenya’s eCommerce sector has been growing steadily in recent years with the entry of local and international platforms that saw the launch of the online marketplace Kilimall in the year 2014.Kilimall was founded by Chinese national Yang Tao. Kilimall is an online shopping mall for Electronics, Home & Living, and Fashion. It also connects merchants and consumers via a professional e-commerce marketplace. The online shopping mall offers products that span various categories including clothing, books, personal care, phones, home appliances, computers, healthcare, baby products, fashion bags, make-up, and much more. Kilimall offers an online payment system, logistics system KillExpress, and papaya. It also provides a range of services designed to ensure optimum levels of convenience and customer satisfaction with the retail process. My love for Kilimall started way back in 2015, as they were fairly new in Kenya and their warehouse was located opposite Prestige Plaza. I have bought a number of things including a duvet set that is still intact up to this date, human hair, and beauty products. Three days ago I placed an order for beauty products and makeup brushes, and they were delivered on time. Personally, I have not had a pending order or delay.. The customer care service is quick and always on the lookout whenever there is an issue.

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A fascinating tour of the snake park
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4.67

The Nairobi snake park is located adjacent to the Nairobi National Museum at Museum Hill. with a central garden—a little set of trees, bushes, rocks and a tiny pool, through which move various reptilian species: lizards, harmless snakes, and tortoises. Around this runs a corridor with built-in display cases that house more dangerous species: black and green mambas, cobras, gaboon vipers, the African puff adder (Africa’s most dangerous snake) among them. Off to one side, a doorway leads into a couple of tiled rooms which contain a small, unimpressive aquarium: dimly lit and avoidable. Outside, after you’ve gone past the puff adder and some other snakes, the corridor descends to a few larger enclosures which house bigger species: tortoises, a Nile crocodile, and an American alligator among them. It’s physically damaging for the snakes to strike the hard glass. Simple warnings by the cages would stop this and updated information would excite the youth more; for instance, information that the Gabon viper is the world’s heaviest viper and has the longest fangs of up to five centimeters and the highest venom yield of any venomous snake. The Snake Park is easily covered in an hour, or even less. You can buy a ticket at the main gate here, or at the gate of the National Museum—we bought a combined ticket for both the museum and this. Unless you’ve exhausted all other sights to see or are exceptionally keen on reptiles, I wouldn’t recommend it. The display cases are, in most cases, shabby and stained, and generally, look in serious need of maintenance. The collection is all right and clean but not great.

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Great mall to shop for young generation clothes
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4.83

Let me tell you when you have siblings who are ready to spoil and make you look good and sexy for your husband, there is nothing much you can do about it lol. Star mall is a fairly big building along Tom Mboya Street opposite Eastmatt supermarket. This is a place where you would love to shop for ladies' wear. They have a variety of clothes that would suit your budget. The place is super clean and serene. Women wear is the dominant business there. Bata for shoes comes second. Finally, my to-go stall Odd N Boldthat sells unique women's clothing, I would say mostly for ladies the young generation, the attendants are always so welcoming and receptive. Its always an amazing experience I like shopping at this mall because its never congested at any given time and the orientation of the stalls is simple and one can navigate easily around the mall.

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A tropical garden hidden

Located along Langata Road you will find Carnivore, it opens up into a vegetarian’s fiery nightmare, or a meat eater Shangri-la, depending on your culinary leanings. serving both conventional types of meat and local game, Carnivore is known around the world for its delicious BBQ and the zebra-attired chefs and servers who gallop about ensuring everybody is fed. If you are coming to Kenya, this is one of the restaurants that's a must-visit after going on a safari or before. We visited the restaurant for dinner one evening. We arrived there and went straight to find a table for us. The place is cozy with a homey feel and atmosphere, tables are set aside for those who would want the outdoors. A two-tiered try stand came up on our table with vegetable salad on the first tier and different sauces on the second tier. A lady came to us and explained which sauce suits best for everyone meant. Wildberry is for the turkey and ostrich, garlic for chicken, fruit salsa for pork, mint for lamb, tomato relish for beef, and chili for all. I actually ended up trying different sauces for different meat. They also served their signature Dawa drink to boost your appetite. We were served different types of charcoal grilled meat straight from the skewers onto our plates. They served real fast! a new service would come even before we finished the previous one. One can always have a portion they want and it's unlimited as long as the yellow flag is on top of your try. It was really interesting to try out different means, even though I'm not much of a meat fun, I did enjoy.

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Perfect place for outdoor and indoor exhibitions

Kenya Cultural Centre incorporating Kenya National was established by the Kenya Cultural Centre and was mandated to provide a Centre for the use and enjoyment of the citizens of Kenya and provide for the performance of music, drama, and dancing, for the exhibition of works of art and craft and the holding of meetings for discussion of matters of literary, historical, scientific or educational interest or importance, and connected purposes as may be approved by the Governing Council. KCC-NT is the nation’s oldest state cultural institution and is currently administered under the Ministry of Sports, Culture, and Heritage. I have been here several times to launch our photographic exhibition and for auditions. One of the greatest gifts for us as photographers was to partner with Kenya Cultural Centre, they gave us a hall and outdoor space for one month to exhibit. Our photo exhibition name Hakuna Matata was unveiled by Hon. Esther Pasaris.Subtitled A Kenyan Safari, the exhibition featured work by 13 Kenyan photographers including me. The show was organized by our very own Photography Association of Kenya (PAK). A great success it was thanks to the Kenya Cultural Centre management.

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Perfect product that restores even skin tone

When it comes to good-quality moisturizers, Nivea has established itself as a leading skincare brand in the department. It’s hard not to see why. They have a wide range of affordable products that cater to almost every skincare need including anti-ageing, toning, sun protection, and overall nourishment among others. Therefore, it didn’t take much to convince me to try the Nivea Perfect & Radiant Even Tone Day Cream once I stumbled upon it while looking for ways to revamp my skincare routine. Before getting into more detail on how the cream works and what it has done for my skin we first need to understand how uneven skin tone is caused. Skin impurities and sun exposure is the main cause of dark marks, spots, and pigmentation which leaves one’s skin looking dull and uneven. That is why it is always best to apply good sunscreen with a high SPF daily. The NIVEA Perfect and Radiant day cream contain extra special care and sun protection (SPF 15) which is needed to restore and protect the skin’s even tone and natural radiance. The product is creamy and light with a sweet scent that instantly gives you a refreshing feel. It absorbs quickly into the skin giving you a soft and dewy finish. Once I applied the product, my skin stayed moisturized for several hours and after a few days of wearing the Nivea Even Tone Day Cream, I was glowing even after washing off the product. It did meet and exceed my expectations in terms of moisturizing my skin which is enough to make me include it in my skincare products. you can always find Nivea products in leading supermarkets and E-commerce platforms.

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Great variety of clothes to choose from for kids and adults
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4.83

LC Waikiki is a leading player in the ready-to-wear industry and operates today in more than 40 countries with more than 800 stores. LC Waikiki is by the far the most affordable store considering the quality of the items you get. With various brunches around Kenya, you can be guaranteed good quality clothes. Another bonus is that the store has such a wide range of basic staple pieces that everyone needs. Besides the staple pieces, it has such a good array of unique pieces different from what the stores here already offer. Something else that really makes me go back to shop here is their denim collection which literally catered to all kinds of jeans and all sizes. They actually got the hips-to-waist ratio right. (I’m sure that I’m not the only one who struggles with this) For the guys as well, it is crazily affordable for all your basic pieces: from khakis to Polos to shorts, you name it. I’d definitely suggest you guys to go check out their store especially Two Rivers Mall and Juction. Having also bought clothes for my children at The Junction Mall, I can say they are long-lasting. Their Stores are conveniently located. The prices are affordable for quality fashion. Service in the store is good, one can always get someone to assist you or help pick out something you need. They don't have standard sales although there are random price reductions on random products randomly. The kid's section is absolutely worth a try. You will get unique items, and they have a return policy in case they don't fit I love the tranquility and exquisite touch of the architect and the service.

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Wonderful customer car service

QuickMart Supermarket is a private company that has been in the industry for 16 years. The company currently specializes in Retail including bakery, deli, liquor, dairy, and electronics, enabling customers to get a variety of goods under one roof. QuickMart is taking advantage of the disarray in Kenya’s retail sector that had resulted in the collapse of established supermarkets that controlled a larger share of the city center consumers. I love QuickMart for various reasons but my top list is how friendly they are and have made sure customer service is top-notch. I remember vividly I was shopping at Quickmart Waiyaki way when a staff lady approached me and requested to help me with my trolley, Well I have not seen this anywhere else, Mind you I was not pregnant. Secondly, I love their fresh baked bread and cakes, it is very rare you will find any baked food on the counter later in the evening... this means a lot of people also like it. Their prices are affordable to a common mwanaichi and their discounts are unmatched. With a number of their brunches open 24-7 this gives me the flexibility to shop at night when it's less crowded.

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Garnier Micellar all the way

One of the most popular international beauty brands is Garnier. Garnier Company has made its name quite eminent in the category of self-care, skin & beauty and essential products. Garnier Brand has introduced a wide range of cosmetics and skin-care products as the sub-company of Loreal. Their Hair Care Products and Skincare Products speak of maximum quality standards and set the new trends in the industry. In the range of Face Wash and Cleansers, the brand of Garnier has won great popularity. There are thousands of loyal customers of Granier scattered across the world. The Hair and Face Cream products by Garnier are very budget-convenient beauty items. The quality, effectiveness, and price of these products are sole factors that have determined the worldwide success of this brand. I use Garnier dark spot corrector, Pure active charcoal, oil control complete, and micellar. I really like micellar a lot it is nonirritating, I use it after I shower or wash my make-up off to ensure that my skin is completely cleansed and as a toner to balance if any soap residue it left over, I use cotton rounds but the reusable ones are really good too! I put mine in a spray bottle and it lasts a lot longer. As for pure active charcoal I have used it on a few occasions now, and I find it a great wash, it can take a bit of rinsing off but the face always feels lovely after using it, and looks so much fresher, I can’t tell whether it made a difference to blackheads but face feels smoother, it is a little bit messy so be prepared you to wipe around the sink etc, but it’s worth it in my opinion.

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Healthy pizza at a go!

Healthy Flavours pizza is located along Mugo Kibiru road off Ngong road, right opposite Prestige plaza exit. Without a doubt, this restaurant has proven not only to cater to pizza but healthy flavored pizzas that will always make you come back for more. With their buy, one get one free pizza you can be guaranteed the same quality when they are busy and during normal days. At Healthy Flavoured Pizza you will simply balance healthy pizza that can be customized to boost nutritional values as per choice. One can always create a pizza to their liking if one needs a different balance of the ingredients. For Example, a person who wants to go more on protein and fewer carbs can choose a thin crust pizza with lean meat toppings and a person who needs more fiber can order up more vegetable toppings. It is all about making smarter choices and ordering healthier pizzas loaded up with ample nutrients that fit our needs. Unlike the older beliefs that all food ordered from a restaurant is unhealthy, there are many healthy and delicious food options served in restaurants today. Healthy Flavoured Pizza is the best stop for anyone looking to order healthy, soulful, and comfort food that is both nutritious and delicious at the same time. The restaurant carries a reputation for being one of the best health-conscious pizza places around. They believe in giving customers the healthiest options for the tastiest pizzas. The restaurant also does delivery at a fee. Once the dispatch is out of their restaurant the staff will follow up on the call to make sure your order has arrived safely. The restaurant is very clean and spacious to dine in as a group. I highly recommend them.

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My favorite shop for my skincare products

The first impression is always very important! Yes, I am in total agreement with that, and so should you! This is not just cheap talk, it is science-backed, meaning it has been tested and quantified to be true. With that said, it is important to take care of the one thing that will always be seen first, not only by other people but also by you every single morning. Therefore, what I am talking about here? This is the largest organ of the body (simple scientific fact), it is a protective armor covering literally your entire body. It is responsible for regulating the body temperature, permits the sensation of touch, heat, and cold, and offers protection against microbes and elements. This is the SKIN! Besides doing all of the above, it also plays the greatest role in your physical appearance- remember we talked about first impressions? Yes, the skin can make or break it. With over 30 stores in both Kenya and Uganda, Healthy U has constantly strived to uphold its promise of providing the best products and services. My favorite brunch is The Junction. I really like DR RASHEL Vitamin C Facial Essence Serum bought here lovely product, have only been using it for 2 weeks but can see a brightening effect, skin is softer and plumper. Has a wonderful scent. I also buy Baby Blossom products from Healthy U and I cannot complain. Baby blossom is a line of skincare products for young ones made from 100% natural ingredients. They use organic ingredients to protect and nourish one's baby’s skin making Baby Blossom the best skin care product on the market. Their main ingredient is calendula extract. CALENDULA is a plant species that is commonly known as Marigold. Calendula soothes rashes and soreness, is great for dry and chapped skin, is good for eczema-prone skin, it’s antiseptic, and calms acne skin just to name a few benefits. Healthy U any day anytime

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All under one roof

Sometimes it is so hard to find all your beauty, hair, and makeup products just when you need them. But not for long. Lintons Beauty World has made it easy for many of us to access all products under one roof. . Lintons Beauty World offers a professional, relaxed space for the modern Nairobi women & men, to feel beautiful again. They specialize in Skincare Cosmetics Makeup Fragrance Bath & body being East you can be guaranteed to get high-end beauty and skin care products. Lintons Beauty carries brands such as Estée Lauder, Clinique, Black Up, Black Opal, Nimue, Mary Kay, Clarins, and many more. Should I say I love their services, especially THe Juunction brunch? before covid, you would walk in Lintons wanting to do your hair and they would offer you a cup of tea/juice with something to bite. For wash and set I bring my human hair here. I like the friendly staff and Esther is my favorite. Recently they gifted me something and I was really amazed. It was a gift to say thank you for always shopping with them. Isn't this what we all want? Lintons also offers premier beauty and skin care service provider in the region, offering various spa and beauty services in their Junction store Check them out and give them a try you will not be disapointed

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An eperience of a life time
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One of these places lies in Kajiado County at a distance of approximately 88 km from Nairobi and 115.6 km by road from Nairobi. This is the home of Lake Magadi which is famously known as the “pink lake.” The lake is pink in color because the mineral is formed by chemicals such as sodium carbonate leeched by igneous rocks in the volcanic valley and washed down the valley’s walls and carried into the lake’s trough by the hot springs on the edges of the lake. Lake Magadi is a natural resource with wonders of its own. At some point, if you are schooled in Kenya you must have been taught about Lake Magadi. Lake Magadi is not for the faint-hearted. In the heat of summer, the temperatures reach 40 degrees and the area is desert-like desolate. Sandy outcrops are home to Maasai families and their goats. Vegetation is sparse and fresh drinking water is a rarity. The flat fawn-colored rocks stretch out to the horizon, broken only by the Ngurumani escarpment a moonscape, not of this world. As the rains come the lake refills and the bird life always numerous explodes: Flamingo, Pelican, plover, sunbirds, finch, and myriad others. There are larger animals within the conservancy: Giraffe, Zebra, Oryx Wildebeest, and on occasion lion and elephant. But this isn’t a place for viewing animals this is a place to gaze in wonder at the scenery. To draw breath in Kenya’s raw nature, to marvel at the resilience of the life that exists here. We were at the shores of Lake Magadi for Wildman Planet Marathon. A three-hour journey through the severe countryside. Sand and Acacia trees are your only companions for most of the potholed and dusty road. The path to Magadi gives you the opportunity to glimpse inside the lives of one of the more famed Kenyan tribes, the Maasai. Peppered along the route are Maasai Villages, not tourist mimicry but real people living real lives. The journey to Magadi is a chance to see Kenyan people still living the way their forefathers did. Life appears to have remained the same for centuries. Traditionally dressed villagers tend cows and babies, or in a nod to modern times wait at the roadside for boda bodas to bring cartons of water. Our tented campsite situated just on the shores of the lake offers breathtaking scenery at sunset with the shadow of the Ngurumani escarpment and the sun rays reflecting on the surface of the water. The mining dredges on the lake also form an amazing sight at night with the lighting of the waterlines to the factory. The tents are self-contained; have a bed with white clean fresh beddings; the walls and roofs are made of canvas. All tents are fitted with air conditioners. Room service is available 24/7. A bonfire place set towards the shores of the lake; the cool soft wind blows across this area in the evening as visitors enjoy music and dinner as well as drinks and beverages from the bar counter set on the side. Around Magadi, you will be surprised that the town is a very clean and Peaceful environment. Unique connection to nature. Very hot but very worth it. Wonderful people and beautiful views of the sunrise and sunset, flamingos. Natural hot springs. The hot natural springs emanating from the ground should make you want to visit lake Magadi.

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An East African historian must see!

This pillar marks the arrival of Vasco de Garma into Africa. It was originally further up the coast but had to be moved for religious reasons. It's interesting to look out and imagine how the seafarers used to have to negotiate the waters, and how the trade winds used to assist the ships on their travels. Once a year I volunteer at one organization in Kilifi. After a week of building toilets in Kilifi for the physically challenged children, our team and I opted to go and unwind in Malindi as we learn the great history of this place. Located by the beach, in Malindi town. A guide will quickly take you through the history of the area and the construction of the pillar itself or you can decide to visit the place without one. It's good to note there is a public beach just down the road, a white sandy beach, and clear waters, perfect for morning/afternoon walks. there are lots of eateries around with amazing local cuisine. The view from the point, with the pillar erected in honor of Vasco da Gama at your back, is sublime! I don’t know how long I stood there just letting the wind toss my hair, saying I really wanted to make friends with the Italian owner of the land just beside the small Historical site just so I could visit him and enjoy the view... The local museum authorities charge a small fee to enter and walk up to the pillar, but to be fair, the fee also includes a couple of other historical buildings in town. While we were there a school group arrived, and after posing for their picture scampered all over the rocky point ( the tide was out) looking for interesting creatures in the tiny tide pools. Apparently, guys with digital cameras hang out at this location, and after snapping your picture will go and get it printed while you wait for a nominal 100 Kenyan shillings.

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My all time go to place for fresh pastries, breads and cakes

Cake Plaza is located along Mugo Kabiru Road opposite the Prestige Plaza exit gate. This none alcoholic cafe is a great place for a quiet reflection and a variety of savory and sweet choices to accompany the moment! Whenever I'm shopping at prestige, this is always my to-go restaurant when I'm hungry or I need to have some freshly baked cakes accompanied with coffee/tea. The variety of pastries is overwhelming. The best thing to do is try out what you have never eaten before. You will not be disappointed. Here you can be guaranteed everything fresh, bread and cakes, especially the bread. If it's not bought today, they don't resell the following day. Imagine that Oh, and so are the meals. Apart from trying out their meals and pastries, their beef pie is something worth writing about, soft and delicious. At Cake Plaza, you can hold a small meeting, birthday party, or baby shower. their outdoors is more serene. For those who like a spongy delicious cake, cookies, bread, delicious food, generous portion, and perfect ambiance, then this is the place to be especially if you live around.

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Sleep Over At Marsabit National Park
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4.83

Marsabit National Park is located in the northern frontiers desert. I call this park a montane paradise. This park skirts the massive extinct volcano known as Mount Marsabit. The mountain's great mass has created its own ambient ecosystem. Rising like a mirage above the surrounding burning desert, Marsabit is a cool, green forested realm often swathed in mist. We visited Marsabit National Park while on a trip to Northern Kenya courtesy of Lalibela Tours and Travel. We set off from Nairobi and spent the night at Marsabit Lodge. The park is home to diverse wild animals such as Elephants, greater/lesser kudu, buffalos, hyenas, Kirk’s dik-dik, Grevy’s zebras, reticulated giraffes, lions, leopard, peter’s gazelles. Primates to see include Olive baboons, vervet monkeys, and baboons among others. We drove into the park using Ahmed Gate after our National ID/passports were confirmed. The gate is presumably named after the famous elephant Ahmed. Ahmed lived in the park and was known as The King of Marsabit in 1970, in order to protect him from the poachers, the late President Jomo Kenyatta placed Ahmed under his protection by presidential decree. Ahmed boosted some of the biggest tusks ever recorded, died at age 55 and his body was preserved and is now on display in Nairobi National Park. We decided to head straight to Lake Paradise before offloading our luggage into our rooms. There are several theories as to why the Lakes in Marsabit Park are degenerating. After taking pictures from the viewpoint, our driver drove us back to the lodge. We were all tired and early dinner after taking a bath would do us good. Marsabit Lodge located inside the park is old but well kept. the food was really good, prepared to perfection. I will never forget how well we were welcomed here, great dancers proceeded to welcome us s they got our luggage from the cruiser, and because it was cold we were given tea prepared from got milk. The hotel is clean and the rooms are spacious with hot showers available. We later went to the restaurant for dinner and later joined the manager at the fireplace for storytelling. Our night was made, great history of the lodge and park was shared. The following morning after breakfast we were ready to live for Sibiloi National Park where we spent a night. Like most of Kenya’s parks, it is possible to visit Marsabit year-round and see wildlife, however, the best months are when it is dry season, from June to October and December to March.

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A clothline that speaks fashion

La Belle Fashion Store is Located at Imenti house opposite Equity Bank, shop No B1&B3 Opposite Naivas Supermarket. This is one of the few stores I go back to. Their unique clothing for men, women, and children has seen them grow rapidly.I am a jolly person, and my friends describe me as happy and energetic. My fashion style is almost a direct derivative of my personality. I always go for playful looks and edgy ensembles; I like to put together my outfits with any accessory that looks like it pops or stands out. I love pieces that are colorful and outspoken. Someone asked me the other day to describe my fashion style for casual wear using one word. I chose to describe it as “laidback” because that’s what I seek. I want a look that is simple, comfortable, and easy to jump into or out of. I like to think of basic jeans and t-shirts for my casual look. La Belle Fashion has proven to be more than what I would want from the simple look, casual, official, and polished. I believe Nothing screams class and professionalism than a polished fashion sense. From letting your hair down to wearing polished shoes, a polished look suggests that you have confidence. At La Belle Fashion you will be met by friendly, bubbly staff who will make your work easy especially when you are clueless about what design might fit you. They deliver countrywide which makes it easy for them to reach their clients on time. One of the things you are guaranteed with La Belle Fashion is what you see on their social media pages is what you will get in their store. Affordability and quality is their pursuit.

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An experience to encounter!

The Chalbi Desert is a small desert near the Southern border of Ethiopia between Mount Marsabit and Lake Turkana in northern Kenya. The word Chalbi means a bare, salty place in the language of Gabbra pastoralists who inhabit this part of Kenya. The temperature conditions of Chalbi Desert vary from over 36°C during February, the hottest month, to as low as 18°C during July, the coldest month. Temperatures are very high during the day and get extremely chilly at night. With a singular goal in mind, we met in Nairobi Central Business District (CBD) at 4:30A.M to start the adventure with Lalibela Tours and Travel. Destination? Chalbi desert and Loyangalani. It’s a 7 to 8 hours drive from Nairobi. There will be lots to see and experience on the road trip; views of Mount Kenya, the yellow-filled canola and wheat fields in Timau, the mighty Ewaso Nyiro River, Mt. Ololokwe, and Moile Hill, among others Our first scenic stop was Mt. Ololokwe. This majestic mountain gives one a beautiful backdrop, whichever angle is shot, its majesty comes through! We were not in a hurry to leave so we spent quite some time here enjoying the scenery. After 45 min we en route to Chalbi Desert. On our way we were happy to see Lake Turkana wind power project – the huge towering windmills remind one of Ngong hills. Meticulously planned and arranged, these mills feed off the fast-blowing wind that is equally refreshing. Finally, our journey lead us to a beautiful oasis at the edge of the Chalbi desert. The vast landscapes and open desert will amaze you. The crossing with skilled drivers on sand is thrilling. The tour will take you through the Kalacha oasis, a pleasant surprise in the middle of the very arid countryside. Spend the evening in cottages at the edge of the desert. The nights are great for stargazing. It's the perfect place to find your peace after a long stay in the city. Chalbi Desert is an adventure you may never want to miss in your lifetime.

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A nice mall to hang out with friends and family

A beautiful luxurious Mall in Karen, Nairobi. A unique feature is its beautiful open spaces, clean and unique lake waterfront side with exclusive coffee shops and restaurants. Shopping is also an experience as it includes unique and exclusive stores that cannot be found elsewhere. Accessibility via public and personal transport is wow and is a 15 mins walk from the bus park, making it commuter friendly for those who fancy "walkouts". Good parking space The Mall is a nice place to hang out over the weekend. Families have the option of dining in some fine restaurants, water games, and lots of other games for children. Virtual reality games too that adults can try out. The mall has lots of shops selling various things like electronics, cosmetics, wines and spirits, boutiques, flowers e.t. C. There are 2 supermarkets within the mall: naivas food market and game. Naivas is the busiest of the two. You will find lots of parking spaces too. We were here to enjoy Aqua Park and indeed we had a blast. The CJs restaurant is there by the water creating a beautiful ambiance. I really like this mall because it's a kids-friendly Mall. When they figure out what to do with all their empty space, they'll have a hell of a location on hand. Until then, visitors can take advantage of the vast empty spaces to clear their mental and emotional cache as they take a stroll within the Waterfront building or outside by the water, watching wild ducks swoop in from ends unknown.

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Best 8 inch sandwich

Living up to its name Subway does it's best to provide fresh and healthy sandwiches. I am not a highly frequented Subway shop but I like their great services, especially at The junction and Westgate Mall. At The Junction, the customer service is good and fast, and the place is clean. The shop is located right next to the stairway leading to the food court of the mall. Dust and dirt from people's shoes might find their way to your sandwich hahaha! oh boy! you've gotta be careful if your planning to have a sit-down. sSomewhat makes it hard to enjoy the subs with friends or by yourself. I have ordered different sandwiches at different times, but my favorite is Chicken Teriyaki, From time to time I also do subway melt.

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A secret oasis on Naivasha Road

7 Degrees Bar Restaurant and Lounge is situated nearby to The Tea Board Of Kenya, and close to Valencia Gardens along Naivasha Road 120 meters from The Junction. Been a frequent visitor since 2013. the service is superb, and it is good for groups and hangouts, very good prices for drinks and food, in fact 5000kshs is more than enough for a group of 4 including drinks. The food is excellent, The nighttime is best because of the live nyamachoma and pork being made, as well as 'mtura believe it or not. One of the things I like about 7 Degree restaurant is its calmness, especially during morning hours. I like to visit here and work as I eat. Outside space has great ambiance and it's easily accessible just along the main road, a good place for holding meetings/talks Quite, and has a quick customer service team. My favorite dish is still nyamam choma. For 800ksh you will be served soft succulent beef ribs roasted to perfection. Falling off the bone soft.

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Birthday at Zen Garden

Nairobi is a large and busy city, but this restaurant gives you a peaceful retreat. Zen Garden had been on my list, for a while now, luckily we were invited for a birthday party, I should say this was definitely the perfect timing lol! my daughter's friend was turning 16 with its promising name Zen… Surely, this must be the place where you zen out and all your problems dissolve, no? Needless to say, our spirits were on a high! Located at the edge of Spring Valley, LowerKabete Road, Zen Garden is a haven of warm inviting colors and well-manicured gardens with plenty of space for children to wander about and beds full of flowers. The birthday party was starting on mind day and we were their minutes before, the parking lot was jam-packed! this tells me that the restaurant is loved by many! The huge glass doors open the entire span of the building, and the restaurant flows in an unbroken line from coolly classic inside to the shade cloth-covered outdoors. A patisserie and ice cream shop, counter peeps out temptingly from the corner. Zen Gardens specializes in delicious Chinese cuisine that happens to be entirely vegetarian. This establishment is mostly vegan with only a few items on the menu containing egg or dairy, and these are clearly marked. However, to all of you omnivores out there, fear not: you will definitely be able to find something that you love on this extensive menu, and your body will thank you for consuming such a healthy meal! We were immediately directed to our reserved birthday table. There were two spots reserved one for teens and another table for grown-ups where. Due to covid, they operate with a scanned menu. We were given a go-ahead to order whatever we wanted from the menu, while the teens were sharing. The staff are friendly and ready to help, though I got the impression they were getting overwhelmed due to the crowd. The menu at Zen Gardens is quite large and there truly is something for everyone’s varying tastes. There are so many different options to choose from, including noodles, Dim Sum, sushi, soup, rice dishes, and so many more. Zen Gardens is known for its mock meat items that can rival any meat dishes. Not only do they taste great, but they are created entirely using natural ingredients and spices without any chemicals or preservatives. I was especially nervous at first to try the Zen Roll Sushi… Sushi is a Japanese dish that’s specially prepared with rice and seafood…But, I gave it a big bite, without holding back! Surprisingly, it was actually really nice. You feel the distinct taste of rice amidst the other ingredients dancing around in your mouth… It’s quite interesting! The next test was the chopsticks! Have you tried eating with them before? Haha, it is like a battle of wills! I promise. My hand struggled to hold the two sticks together, and picking up the food was a whole other level of struggle! When I eventually managed to pick something off my plate, I felt like a champion! Though honestly, from there on, I was more than happy to eat with my fork! The birthday party was shot at three hours we were done and it was time to go home. in conclusion, Zen Gardens is a wonderful child-friendly venue that invites you to spend lazy weekends sipping cocktails and sampling their various food choices.

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A gem for fish

While Mama Oliech restaurant has become very popular for hosting famous people, I knew it while it was still a kibanda back in Dagoretti Corner back in 2006. My dad used to bring home Mama Oliech's crunchy and delicious fish. This is arguably the best fish joint in Nairobi, you are guaranteed of enjoying fresh well-made tilapia. Mama Oliech Restaurant is famous for its tasty, mouth-watering fish dishes fresh from lake Victoria. It also strives to provide a comfortable and serene environment where you can eat, relax and feel at home regardless of race or tribe. The restaurant has several branches with the prominent ones being in Hurlingam and Westlands. Due to its delicacies and friendly environment, the place has earned itself a name and hosted popular people like Mark Zuckerberg. it is also one of the cheapest fish joints because prices are affordable, It’s a gem for local foods. My favorite up to this date is Tilapia fry, ugali, and kachumbari. At Marcus Garvey Road Read. The place is not at all like an upscale restaurant and yet gives a good impression on the first visit. The crowd was relatively less, only a couple of guests were present. We chose outdoor sitting. The restaurant ambiance is pretty ordinary but clean and hygienic. The service was prompt. The staff is courteous. But the menu is very limited.

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Favorite instant cofee

I was sitting at my desk one day, furiously bashing the keys to produce a report for a 5 pm deadline, when a familiar smell caught my nostrils and my attention. It was the all too familiar and tantalizing aroma of a fresh pot of coffee wafting across the office. It’s not just the smell of brewed coffee that I love, either, but the rich aroma of freshly ground beans, too. This was the day my love for coffee grew gradually. I think I might love the way coffee smells even more than its taste! For many years I have grown to love Dormans. and you can tell. My to-go Dormans coffee house is at the Junction Very friendly and nice staff, always going out of their way to make your coffee memorable. Dormans supply a diverse range of freshly roasted coffee blends to hotels, coffee shops, supermarkets, and wholesalers countrywide. Their consistency and quality are the distinguishing features that have made Dormans a trusted household brand. My favorite Dormans Coffee is instant and cappuccino accompanied with cinnamon cookies. Domans Instant coffee sachets work for me especially when I'm on the go. The instant coffee tastes freshly brewed and the price is good, too. Dormans come in various flavors too.

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Hidden Gem along Naivasha Road (Dagoretti Corner

Laikiana Resort is a hidden gem conveniently situated on Naivasha road 7.2 km from the center 100 meters from The Junction. Many people mistake this place because of its surroundings, I mean it's in the smack of a bus station. As you enter this resort you are welcomed with the fresh aroma of various types of meat the staff is frying. The interior decor of this hotel is made up of pallet woods, I can attest its well down making the resort look unique. One can decide to sit at the restaurant or in their garden which is well designed for outdoors and anyone who may want to smoke. I was privileged to meet the manager Francis who took me around the resort before I settled to have my lunch. I had no idea they had accommodations until I was taken to them, In fact, if you enter you may not notice because the accommodation space is well hidden and the gate is different from the main entrance. The beautifully lawned grace of the accommodation compound is something you don't see often, especially since they are exposed to dust and noise. Their services I would say are affordable 6ksh bed and breakfast for VIP SUIT. Their rooms are clean and well maintained and spacious. For the convenience of the guests, the reception desk works round the clock. There is a terrace available - a recreation zone for the guests. Anyone can use room service and get food and drinks right into the room. Whether you want to have a meal, relax, or arrange a business meeting, you may do this at the restaurant. Family rooms differ in size and are a nice choice for a vacation with children. The car parking is free with lots of space. After a few minutes, I went to the restaurant to order... I have been to this place twice and the first time I remember I ordered their dry fry with ugali and kachumbari , and the second time was chips with samosa. Food prices are very affordable and delicious from as low as 150ksh. You can count on their services for fast, smooth, and easy delivery done to your table. During weekends they always have a bouncing castle for kids at no cost. You can enjoy your nyama as you watch your kids play and other

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Another perfect gateaway

Great Rift Valley Lodge and Golf Resort was our latest trip. We felt blessed to receive a complimentary stay at the Great Rift Valley Lodge & Golf Resort in Naivasha, where we spent a night and a day at their exclusive Marula House. The two-and-a-half-hour drive from Nairobi was in itself a very enjoyable experience taking us through lush green landscapes, joking and chatting all the way. But the sight which awaited us at the lodge was sheer amazing! The lodge is actually a cluster of beautifully designed self-catering cottages of varying sizes ranging from two to five bedrooms, which all overlook the 18-hole golf course with breathtaking panoramic views of the greenery of the valley and the lovely Lake Naivasha just below. Mt Longonot and The Aberdare Range are visible at the horizon and so is the Mau Escarpment on the other side. I love arriving at my hotel room after a long journey, getting rid of my bags and throwing myself on your comfy bed. But walking into our Marula house was almost like coming home. I wish you could all see the videos I took LOL. I was running around the house, trying out our beds, loving our luxurious bathrooms, getting lost in the views of the greenery all around us, and discovering the kitchen until finally settling down with a glass of wine on our ground floor veranda. In 2015 the lodge won an award for Kenya’s best golf hotel, but we were not here for hitting the balls but rather for a relaxing time. We decided to cook our meals in the spacious well-equipped kitchen or taken than have dinner in the restaurant of the lodge. This gave us ample time to soak in the endless facilities and stunning home décor. Most people come here for a few rounds of golf but sometimes also enjoy early morning walks or horse riding followed by a swim in one of the two gorgeous pools. The facilities of the house could not go unnoticed, the mahogany big beds with clean beddings were on another level, and one can easily sleep and forget to go back home. The next morning we were up for a cup of coffee and a nice shower as we prepared to live for home. On our way out we watched a beautiful wedding in the lush green garden, what a beautiful place to tie the knot! The lodge is also a perfect location for a company team building event, since it can accommodate up to 30 persons in 5-star luxury and offers a range of physical recreation facilities including a panoramic pool, tennis courts, badminton, and nature walks. It was such an honor to be here. We shall return

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One of the best clubs that allows none members to pop in and enjoy themselves

Impala Club is a private members club sitting on 23 acres of prime land along Ngong Road. It is. located right opposite Swedish School 300m to The junction. It is surrounded by various private schools. Having lived along Ngong Road for 2 decades, this was the place we would go for swimming and games whenever the estate swimming was occupied. Their facilities include: an ultra-modern Health and Fitness Spa, a well-stocked Members Bar, a Catering facility offering fairly priced and delicious meals, a floodlight Rugby pitch, separate Hockey and Soccer Pitches, Six Tennis and Five Squash Courts, Cricket Pitch with its own Pavilion, Big Screen TV in the main lounge, a Board Room, ample secure Cabro parking and expanded and refurbished 33-meter Swimming Pool, where Members and their Guests enjoy, Rugby, Swimming, Cricket, Gym, Hockey, Walking, Jogging, Pool, Table Tennis, Darts and Socializing, over our ample, well-maintained grounds. They also have a Ladies' Salon, a Barbershop, and a Car Wash facility. You will find friendly and helpful staff all around the compound. Their swimming pool is open to the public for 400ksh. Impala Club also has a friendly area designated for kids to enjoy themselves. Be sure to try out their chicken it is juicy, succulent, tender, and tasty.

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One stop shop for all your beauty products
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Best lady cosmetics shop is one of the biggest and most successful businesses in the country. It is famously known for selling all trendy hair, weaves, hair products, skincare products, and makeup products. The shop has a unique color, pink, that is easy for anyone to notice. Each passing day, a huge number of ladies shop in the supermarket for their daily products at affordable prices. The cosmetics shop offers quality and standard goods and services that in return do attract numerous customers on a daily basis. The cosmetics shop has since grown over the years and they have been able to open different outlets all over the country. These outlets are located in Kisii, Machakos, Nanyuki, Meru, Mombasa, Thika, Bungoma, Kitale, Nyeri, Eldoret, Nakuru, and Kitui. However, the head office of the cosmetics shop is located in Nairobi. At an early stage, my mom taught me how to do bulky shopping and I must admit it has helped me even in buying my beauty products Lol. My favorite brunch is Moi avenue, I really like specific products here eyelashes, body lotions, and braids. This cosmetic shop comes highly recommended

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Spectacular view of Nairobi

Intercontinental Hotel is a haven in the city. The hotel is well located opposite the Parliament and well secured with armed forced guards and military patrolling the premises. Very friendly and helpful staff. The rooms are clean, and spacious and have reasonably good views. The food was good and they have a nice Indian Restaurant too. During our one-night stay here, we had our meal by the poolside, such a romantic place to have your meals. The welcoming breakfast in Mara is comparable to none. That night during our stay I happen to have my month and unfortunately, I had not carried my belongings lol. Immediately we called in the staff to see if they could help and ooh yes, Sylvia was at our door in a minute, She gave me a pack that I did not have to pay for. This is something I have treasured up to this day. Our room was directly situated on parliament road, this gave us beautiful access to the other quiet side of Nairobi. The rooms are very spacious, clean, and stocked with water daily. I understand the hotel was recently closed But it carries great memories that we treasure close to our hearts.

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breathtaking views at the comfort of your room

Taita Hils Game Lodge is a beautifully designed lodge that offers a truly exclusive bush experience providing the exceptional experience of proximity to the wildlife and a viewing gallery from the comfort of your room balcony. Since the lodge is not fenced, animals such as gazelles and elephants are commonly sighted on the grounds and at the watering hole near the swimming pool. Taita Hill lodge structure is themed as a German fortress in line with the surrounding area’s world war 1 history. The hotel offers a truly exclusive bush experience, being situated in the heart of the Taita Hills Wildlife Sanctuary, a private conservancy located at the foot of the Taita Hills and adjacent to Tsavo West National Park, one of the world’s largest game reserves. We were here for a weekend and we enjoyed our stay. Breathtaking views from the balcony, and a clean swimming pool. beautiful compound. The food was absolutely excellent; fresh and tasty. The buffet was sumptuous and I really enjoyed.. to top it up I went for the game drive. It was an amazing experience, we were able to see so many animals. The ambiance of the restaurant was quite pleasant - the intricate interior decor especially the ceiling made of bamboo is magnificent and quite a site to behold, It was such an experience and I would gladly recommend people to take the trip. My peak of the day was the amazing customer service that was offered by Constance and Sylvia at the reception. we felt so welcomed and tendered to.

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Wondeful experince with Catherine Mwangi

Kenya Television Network (KTN) is one of the leading television stations in Kenya with its headquarters located along Mombasa Road Nairobi, at the Standard Group Centre Nairobi. It was founded in 1990 by and was the first non-pay privately owned TV station in Africa, and the first to break KBC's monopoly in Kenya. KTN became famous for Activism Journalism in the 1990s, developing a sophisticated, aggressive, and unique style of news coverage, and has continued with the same hard-line stance, issues-based reporting to date, branding itself as the 'authoritative and independent news channel. I have been privileged to be featured on KTN twice, the first time was my photography journey and the second time was my story. Nothing beats a willing would who has overcome all the challenges and mountains and is willing to share their journey as an encouragement to others. I was featured on What's Your Story by Catherine Mwangi. What's your story is a talk show that offers a platform for all people to paint their stories through a dynamic tell-it-all conversation. We did our recording at Hilton Hotel. The warm reception I received made all the difference. Catherine made the conversation easy and enjoyable. It's often expected for one to feel panic or fear before recordings especially if you not used to it, the good thing is they know how to calm your nerves down so that you can be able to enjoy the show as you tell your story. I would do the recording over and over again with KTN

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SEAVILLIANS PLATTERS

Se Villians is located along Ring Road, 53 Park Arcade, Kilimani. They pride themselves on selling fresh seafood to their clientele. You may not expect to find exceptional seafood in landlocked Nairobi, but you’d be wrong; Sea villains is redefining and setting standards for seafood in the city. The moment you walk in you will be amazed by their interior decor, from lighting to design. One thing I love about Sea Villian is its odorless, well-maintained hygiene. Most of the time you will find the owner, a charming and happy gentleman that will serve you without any hesitation. General The staff are professional and friendly and do know what they’re doing when it comes to service. You can always make your order for them to deliver or request them to make your favorite meal. The beauty of what happens on location is that you experience the whole magic here. I love their platter for two, it contains prawns, calamari, fish steak of choice, fries, and our house salads. Platter for two @2400 Platter for four @450Try them today and you will not be disappointed.

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Excellent reception and hospitality

The Great Rift Valley is one of the greatest natural structures on earth. Situated 12 kilometers from the Nairobi-Nakuru highway. The lodge is found on the edge of Eburu escarpment overlooking the beautiful Lake Naivasha and the Great Rift Valley. It takes you 2-3 hours from Nairobi. Set on beautifully landscaped gardens of succulent plants and ponds, the Longonot Villas open out to the mighty mountain that is Longonot, an extinct volcano from the bygone ages of the Rift’s turbulent past filled with dramatic earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. On clear days, the mountain takes a double take, reflected in the fresh waters of Lake Naivasha, the highest of the Rift Valley lakes. We were here for a weekend, and we were not disappointed. The staffs are friendly and the ladies at the reception are so welcoming and it made us feel at home. The view from the rooms was spectacular not to mention the clean environment. The rooms were clean and the bed was spacious with clean beddings. There’s something for everyone on the menu ranging from the Continental buffet to African cuisine with favorites like irio – made with fresh vegetables – to spicy Indian delights like chicken tikka. Those on a special diet need only to alert the chef of their requirements. You are spoilt for desserts. There are fresh, zesty fruit salads and rich puddings like chocolate mousses and strawberry tarts complemented with ice cream or fresh cream with a selection of cheeses to end every meal. If you want to dine al-fresco under the skies, just let the chef know. Overall, services are well coordinated, and demonstrate good customer care, enabling a working environment with serene, cool & clean air. We are looking forward to being back

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excellent for movie lovers

IMAX is located on the first floor of the mall. Undoubtedly the best movie theater in Nairobi!!! The audio and graphics technology will definitely make you feel part of the movie. I just wish they had a wider selection of movies. I have enjoyed every visit to this place. I prefer their offer rates for Weekend Mornings. The location of the mall is also easily accessible from the highway. They have reduced sittings as a precaution because of Covid 19 but they are usually not very crowded on weekdays anyway. The rates for the movies are great and the experience both audio and visual is great. IMAXGarden City is ideal for families with young children. Enough parking both for handicaps, and eateries are available. great shopping and movies experience COVID rules are always observed.

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A great experience recording Uncripted by Grace Msalame

NTV Kenya is a Kenyan general entertainment channel. The channel began operating in 2005, and is a revamp from the previous Nation TV station under the Nation Media Group arm that has been in existence since 1999. It is a popular TV Station in Kenya along with Kenya Television Network, and Kenya Broadcasting Corporation among other Kenyan broadcasting channels. NTV Kenya. I have been privileged to write an article about my story in the daily nation and also featured in unscripted by Grace Msalame. UnscriptedWithGrace on NTV epitomizes true journalism where real people and real issues are the centers of focus - not theatrics, not the presenter, but the people. Guests are treated with respect, grace, and empathy, and the show host is professional to the core! Our interview took place at Radisson Blue. On arrival, I was requested by the director to order whatever I wanted just to calm down before we start. This indeed made me more comfortable and at ease before the show started. I loved Grace's personality, her humbleness is something I don't see in many of our social media influencers... her joy is unspeakable. I loved recording the show and I would do it again given a chance.

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Best peri peri chicken

Ever since Pepinoz Pizza was open six years ago, I have had no reason not to go back. Located along Kimathi Street, this fast food restaurant is easily accessible in the CBD. Their chicken peri peri is on another level! If you have a big family or a small gathering this is the place to go. So much ample space, and the ambiance is absolutely beautiful for a fast food joint. You can spend as much time as you want. It's not crowded and you get value for money. My friends and I decided to eat here after we had come from Arbouretum. We opted to buy two pizzas, chips and peri peri chicken drinks included. Their fresh juices are something you may want to try especially mango or passion. Pepino's Is Clean, Unbelievably Affordable and the Meals are super. Cool spot for that Hangout, Casual Date, kids, grandparents. Pizza, Chicken, Ice-cream. They've got it all. Nowadays they have special offers whereby they give their clients free pizzas to taste and leave a review. Absolutely beautiful! Amazing Offers and discounts. Easy to Recommend

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Masawe Japani is the queen of kiswahili radio show

Radio Jambo is the 2nd biggest radio station in Kenya and boasts of the number one drive show despite being in the market for only 6 years. It is located at Lion Place Waiyaki Way 3rd floor. Its programming includes news, information, sports, and entertainment, some of its shows are Maskani, Pembe Za Kenya and Injili Jumapili. I was here for a show with Masawe Japani. A woman who uses her voice in the media industry to change women's lives. Massawe Japanni is a celebrated Kenyan journalist working as a Swahili broadcaster for Radio Jambo. She hosts a Swahili show, Bustani La Massawe Japanni, on radio Jambo on weekdays from 10:00 am-2:00 pm. The program focuses on love affairs, marriage challenges and issues women undergo in relationships. She hosts famous vulnerable people on her show between 1:00pm- 2:00 pm besides entertaining people with latest songs on her show. Massawe is a very charming, courageous, and talented woman who has amassed millions of fans in Kenya and the global stage. She has a unique way of enticing and keeping fans interested in her programs. My show was at 1:00pm on Thursday. This is where we got to talk about life as a burn survivor. Before you get to their floor you will have to pass through a number of security checks and confirmations. At the reception, you will find a charming lady always ready to assist you. You will be requested to seat as they confirm one or two things before the director come to escort you to the station. I was blown away by how the station is designed to meet each and every one's needs. This is the only place I failed to take pictures of. How did I not take a selfie with masawe? EEish I think I was too excited for the show to remember. You can tune in to Radio Jambo using Ongea usikike!97.5 NRB | 92.3 MSA | 100.1 KSM | 96.9 NKR | 99.5 ELD | 99.3 NYERI | 92.7 MERU | 95.3 WEBUYE | 89.3 KISII | 104.9 KITUI | 105.7 VOI |

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Affordable fares

they offer quality service and unmatchable airfares in the market currently. they are also great at assisting first-time flyers. great customer service, prompt attendance on checking in. Having used Jambojet a number of times, this is the only airline that is affordable to a common mwanaichi I should say. Being Kenya Airways brand it has kept its standards since 2014. My first time using Jambojet we were in a brand new Bombardier Q400 turboprop plane that was full to capacity with 40 travelers. Very easy and accurate reservation process from their website. The plane was very clean, and the staff was friendly. There were no delays and service was very good, unfortunately, no free snacks on the flights though. Jambojet has been a pleasant surprise, for a low cost airline. It flies into Diani Beach on the Kenyan coast, which helped us to avoid the long wait at the ferry. We had a chicken salad sandwich, a very tasty salad! The take-off and landing were smooth. SinceJambojet is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kenya Airways, you can be assured of top-quality service and adherence to the highest international safety standards.

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Memories to treasure

Having worked and lived at the University of Nairobi after campus (KSC)I have so much to write. When I joined Kenya Science Campus after campus as a user support analyst I was the only baby I should say. This gave me advantages and disadvantages, the advantages surpassed the disadvantages. KSC campus was for the most part with mature colleagues unlike Kabete and the main campus, especially the IT department. Then Prof Magoha was our Vince chancellor and Dr. Vijoo Rattansi was the chancellor current. The disadvantage was only when some students used to hit on me yet am a staff lol! Prof. Ochanda and his deputy were very protective of me, during the open day he would warn the men to stay away from me. The exciting times were during elections, the times when Babu Owino was the university chairman. During my time we saw more than 1000 trees planted in the campus compound. University has their own staff Sacco called Chuna, this is such a lifesaver to many. Working at the University gave me a lot of privileges... I sat and dinned in places I would never think I would, I have met people I would never met if it were not for working here. Up to this date Prof. Magoha who moved to the ministry of education and Prof. Ochanda are people I can access easily due to my diligence while at work. University of Nairobi faculty includes Agriculture, Art and Social Sciences, Built Environment and Design, Business & Management Sciences Educational Engineering Law Health Science Science and Technology Veterinary Medicine memories are made on this campus

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A beautiful place to do an exhibition

Every time I hear Alliance Francaise I remember one of my most memorable moments that took place here. As a photographer one of the best thing that can happen to you is either you win an award both local or international award or your work gets to be exhibited locally and internationally. I was among the top Kenyan photographers who were chosen to undertake a photography program for three months for Sexual Gender Based Violence victims in partnership with (MSF) Médecins Sans Frontières. Alliance Française has always been a home for the arts in the capital of the East African country. It is one of the few spaces which regularly hosts concerts, theatre performances, art exhibitions, book launches, and much more. Over the last sixty years, the Alliance Française has developed into one of the largest on the African continent with some 4,000 students learning the French language every year and a leading cultural space. Our exhibition ran for a whole month here without any issue. Friendly security at the entrance will always guide you whenever you are in need. There is also a cafe inside the premises for anyone who may wish to snack.

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Very efficient and quick service

Ashley's beauty is aleading hair care and beauty service provider with a salon and a barber shop in every neighborhood of Nairobi. It is ranked among the top best hair care service providers in Kenya for providing beauty care solutions to all classes of people. Their services include braiding, dreadlocks, hair colors, wash and set, etc. My first-time experience at Ashley's was a decade ago. Their services have continued to improve over the years. Friendly staff who are very professional. Willing to help out and listen to your requests. You are assured of the best pampering services and they have great discounts on select days. Ashley beauty also offers vocational training to people that wish to become professional hairdressers and beauticians. The good news is that you can also access their training online from the comfort of your home or office. They recently started home service which makes it easier for anyone who is too lazy to leave home.

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A well-run well-established and affordable lodge

A 2 ½ or 3 hours depending on how you drive, The Aberdare Country Club is to the northeast of Nairobi and in the Aberdare Highlands, which forms part of the Great Rift Valley. Aberdare Country Club has rolling lawns and beautiful gardens. The views are spectacular: the plains below, the Aberdare Mountains to the west, and Mount Kenya to the east. My friends and I were visiting their sister hotel The Ark and we needed to stop here for counterchecking and of course have our lunch before we proceeded to The Ark. We drove past the main gate of the Aberdare Country Club and in a matter of seconds I knew that I too would need someone to answer my questions. It was all too much to take in. Where would I start? Were those Warthogs walking past the humans? Those zebras and gazelles could see us right? I mean, they weren’t statues or sculptures were they? I had seen zebras and gazelles before but this was different. They were so close to the Landcruiser and to the humans outside. We drove deeper into the club and witnessed more peculiar extraordinary sightings. The monkeys watched the golfers tee off. The multicolored peacocks walked flamboyantly by the guest rooms and balconies. These animals coexisted with the humans as domestics do. Beneath all that wildlife was the neatest greenery. It was as if each grass leaf was commanded by Mother Nature not to grow an inch past the other. It was uniform; it was orderly; it was beautiful! Above the grass, shot out huge tree trunks with evergreen foliage. Not a wilting leaf in sight. The Garden of Eden had been revived and I had to admit that this was not another usual day in my life. It wasn’t just the amiable welcome we received from dancing Kikuyu traditional dancers but the freshly squeezed mango juice. It was the ambiance and the topography. The Country Club’s buildings hold the charm of a private home. The location was originally called “The Steep.” Since we arrived during lunch hour we joined the rest of the team at the restaurant. My expectation for their meal was indeed raised higher after all the beautiful things we saw as we made our entrance. My expectations were not cut shot, the food was delicious and made to perfection. After our lunch, we went round to see the facility. Just before I forget their restaurant is a full-service bar and a gift shop that sells both arts and crafts, some clothing, and small necessities. As we went round we saw a 9-hole golf course, a heated swimming pool, steam bath and sauna, a health club with a fully-equipped gym, a spa that offers Ayurveda treatments, and a tennis court. Besides game drives to the Aberdare National Park and to Solio Ranch, which is a haven for black and white rhinos, you can also go horseback riding, trout fishing, mountain biking, and take birding and nature walks within the sanctuary. There are 19 cottages with a choice of twin and double rooms, two deluxe rooms, and one VIP suite in luxurious colonial style. All the cottages have en-suite bathrooms, tea/coffee stations, and fireplaces and are suitable for families. There is also disabled-friendly accommodation available. You can play golf as the warthogs, peacocks and monkeys watch you test your swinging skills. For the adventurous, hiking may be your preferred way to spend your time. Horseback riding into the terrain is available too. All levels of riders can enjoy an indelible romantic experience. For those that have had too much animal, vehicle safaris are offered. In the safaris, rhinos, baboons, leopards, and chimpanzees can be spotted. Bird watching is a loved activity in the country club too. One can spot over 150 species of birds. Our time was up and we had to head to the sister lodge The Ark. This well-run, well-established and affordable lodge in one of Africa's most beautiful settings is a great stopover between safaris to relax and rejuvenate. I am considering at least doing a night here one of these fine days so that I can experience the whole package of luxury in the wild.

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Unique services and that feeling of the Chinese culture is awesome

For You Restaurant is located at the corner of Gitanga Rd & Ole Dume Rd. This is one of the few perfect restaurants in Valley Arcade/Gitanga Rd. The food is Asian-Indian Chinese but popular and appetizing. Service is no frills, the children love the complimentary icecreams and little Chinese torch, and other toy giveaways. For the portions they give you, it's a such great value. The staff is attentive and the ambiance/decor is nice. I've only been here once at night, but I could see outlines of the playground outside. FYI 'Plain rice' is fried rice and steam rice is plain white rice lol. On their menu, they offer an extensive menu that comprises starters, special dishes, soups, vegetarian entrees, seafood, drinks, rice, and noodles. So we decided to try a bunch of things. Prices seemed more than reasonable and when the food came was most impressed with the overall quality of the food. I liked the idea of how the food was served so we could rotate the serving dishes and each person could help themselves. We so much enjoyed our meal. The quality of the service will invite you once again to this place. The staff is so hospitable. Enock was amazing, he served us with a big smile... this is one of the things that makes me go back to a place. I was told Friday to Sunday there is a lady who can take care of your kids playing in the play area while having lunch. We started with the pork dim sum and pork salt pepper. They were wonderful. Fresh as ever. For our mains, we had chicken and prawn fried rice. The beef in black bean sauce was absolutely stellar, the best dish of the evening. The chilly garlic chicken was excellent too. The atmosphere indeed was inviting for us to have such a delicious meal. Will definitely go back with my entire family.

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Good ambience suitable for family

Asa parent one of the things I look out for when searching for a place to do with family is a kids-friendly restaurant, where my kids can play and have fun and at the same time enjoy delicious meals. Hubby and I settled for Jiweke Tavern because we had been there previously and they serve amazing food at an affordable price Jiweke Tavern is located Off Ngong Rd Behind China Centre. Jiweke caters to the children as they have a trampoline, bouncing castle, and a large play area for your children so if you have a family don’t fret about what your children will be doing as you await your Choma or fry. We were craving dry fry and within minutes it was brought to our table with a friendly staff, perfectly done nyama that was so soft and tender that the kids were diving in. Can't say enough about Jiweke Tavern! Very good and affordable food. The easiest restaurant to plan an event in. They allow cake without a corkage fee, lots of parking, Affordable drinks, and the food is tastefully prepared & served. The music policy is also great with themed nights throughout the week. If you want to enjoy this place with your family I recommend the morning hours or early afternoon when it's not packed.

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Best online booking sysyem

Dreamline is among several other long-distance bus companies that ferry passengers across the country and the East Africa region. I remember a while ago dream line was the talk of the town. The bus has seats that look like that of an airplane. It has one of the best interior designs, two 43-inch screens, fitted with a music system and it has one of the best and smart cabin crew members who are always welcoming. Having used it several times I can attest to their seats. Their Nairobi lounge are is on another level, seats as comfortable as the ones on the bus, clean. Investors of long-distance buses have also been competing in producing the most comfortable and attractive buses. Many believe that producing the best buses with nice graffiti attracts more customers and Dreamline has not been left behind. One thing I really like about Dreamline is its integrated booking system. One call book from their friendly app, website, or in-person at their offices Economy Class: From Kshs 1,900 Business Class: From Kshs 1,900 VIP Class: From Kshs 2,300

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Hidden gem in the heart of Kilimani

Nice a decent size place located along Dennis Pritt road. This is a typical Kenyan bar and restaurant that prides itself on the great Nyama Choma and the usual accompaniments of Ugali (corn), chapati, chips, and kachumbari (salad). Nice atmosphere, and quiet music, and I realized the majority is a mature crowd. Went on a Saturday afternoon and the service was quick and friendly. Early afternoon it’s not too crowded and is quite serene. From 4 pm, one can hardly get a seat. Ample parking inside the premises and along the road. Nice food and fair prices. Decent WiFi. Not too bad. Enjoyed visiting the place. really good goat choma but the star is the sauteed potatoes which are crisp potato disks in caramelized onions. wow. order now and thank me later. but the crowning glory is Nederberg Pinotage at kes 3k. Definitely value for money. the owners are usually here or at their Kingara rd branch and are always very accommodating too. The Mutura Is made to order, order 3 or more depending if you are a party of two or more lol. had a good time and I will be back!

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Clean mall and spacious parking

Located at the junction of Magadi and Langata road, Galleria Mall is one of the many malls in Nairobi that has maintained clean, odorless toilets! Kudos for this! Sanitary and smell-free toilets make any shopping experience more comfortable! An "All under one roof" situation. Convenient for takeaway coffee, chicken, and fries, convenient for mobile money transactions, banks, supermarkets, etc. The security guards are very kind and the mall is not very congested although finding a parking space on Sunday afternoon may be a challenge.Conveniently located at a junction serving clientele from three neighborhoods of Langata, Karen and Rongai. I like to visit Art Caffee or Java. I once visited Nairobi Hospital, its brunch is located on the second floor.

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Tasty fried up chicken pizza

I recently tried Debonairs pizza, and I must admit that I finally found a brand that has won my heart. Debonairs has got a good selection of pizzas. They've got a few choices in vegetarian too. We were a bit confused about what to order. We ordered two medium-sized pizzas from their ABC brunch – Fired Up Chicken Pizza and Original veggie pizza in mains. For sides, I ordered BBQ Chicken wings and potato wedges. For salads, We went for Greek salad. Fired Up Chicken Pizza -I must admit that this was one of the best pizzas I’ve tasted. Totally tantalizing look and equally scrumptious to taste, the Fired up chicken pizza came with tiny cut chicken, jalapeno, sweet bell pepper, tomato, fired-up sauce, and spring onion. The pizza looked so rich and bursting with ingredients and it was a delight in every bite. The BBQ chicken wings were succulent, tender and juicy and totally scrumptious. The salad was garden fresh and filled with lettuce, red bell pepper, green bell pepper, cucumber, onion, cherry tomatoes, olives, sliced lemon, and feta cheese. The potato wedges were fluffy and as good as you'd expect them to be. The delivery came in less than the promised 40 minutes. Overall an amazing experience and we will definitely order from there again, and often. I highly recommend Debonaire for those who love pizzas at its finest! Great delivery, great service, and amazing pizzas

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Business class taken to the next level

Coming from the coastal side of Kenya you bet there is no bus that goes to Mombasa I have not used. Well, I have a number of companies that are my favorite and this is one of them. I have used Mash both day and night time. It is a well-structured bus company that is run by professionals with a high level of integrity and competence. The buses traverse various routes in Kenya, Kigali, and Uganda. Their spacious buses allow you an opportunity to travel with kids, personally, I have traveled with my kids and I enjoyed the comfort that comes with their buses. At Mash East Africa drivers work on a planned bus time schedule and on shift basis to avoid any fatigue on the road, making traveling with us the most safety way. What I really like about Mash is the info they provide on board about their drivers. Mash ensures their drivers go for an eye test after every 12 months especially those above 40 years to avoid poor vision on the road. All their driver are subject to pass the alcohol blow test before being authorized to sign for their shift or allowed to drive. Their Mash Cool brand of buses comes at a premium, that is, you will have to dig deeper into your pockets if you want to use one of them. Unlike the Mash Poa, they only operate on two routes only, Nairobi-Mombasa and Nairobi- Kampala. So, if you looking for them on any different route, then I have bad news for you. You will not find them. For the VIP class from Mombasa to Nairobi, you will pay Ksh. 2500.00 while the normal class will set you back for Ksh. 1800.00. If you are traveling on the Nairobi-Kampala route, you have two options; you can take either the Mash Cool Club Class Bus or the New Mash Cool Fully Executive Bus. For the former, it will cost you Ksh. 3500.00 on VIP and KSh. 2500.00 in the Normal class. The New Mash Cool Fully Executive Bus is cheaper at Ksh. 3000.00 and Ksh. 2500.00 for the VIP and Normal Classes respectively.

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I enjoy their discounts

Taxify is now Bolt! I must admit I am a loyal Bolt customer. Taxify started five years ago with a mission to make urban transportation easier and faster. Their first product was a taxi dispatch platform, hence the name. Since then they have grown into a much broader transportation platform, providing ride-hailing with cars and motorbikes, as well as scooter sharing. My experience with Bolt has been pretty great, for some reason I always find very humble and polite drivers, just once I was driven by a lady... Because of their politeness, I always end up giving them a tip for their great customer care. Being a loyal customer has earned me great discounts that always come in handy. having used both services cars and motorbikes, I am happy to write that so far with my experience with motorbikes, I have been impressed... clean motorbike drivers that care about your safety.

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Beautiful hotel, great service and interior

The Weston Hotel possesses a unique blend of classic luxury and modern comfort across the street from Wilson Airport and from the main gate of Nairobi National Park. The hotel is tucked away from downtown Nairobi’s bustle and distractions offering a relaxing, stylish, and eminently comfortable destination for business and leisure travelers. The hotel has an unmatched personalized service and gracious hospitality that will suit every guest at the hotel, hence having an unforgettable experience while there. We were here for an evening birthday party and some of us made it a bit earlier for a photoshoot. The first impressions are made to last, a nicely curated fountain implies a tremendous natural setting, atmosphere, and ambiance. The reception desk is manned by friendly and professional personnel who are ready and enthusiastic to answer any queries. I was so in love with the interior. Perfect place for those who love professional photoshoots! The service was excellent, fast, and memorable as is the food, conference halls, boarding facilities, and dining areas, indoors or in the garden. The hotel also features an exclusive health and recreation center that includes the health club, a spa that offers a variety of treatments and massages, an aerobics center, sauna and steam rooms, a hair and beauty salon, and a barbershop. Other features include a scenic waterfalls feature, ideal for photo shoots, a gift shop as well as a business center fitted with full secretarial and telecommunication facilities ideally suited to the leisure and business traveler. In-house dry cleaning services and complimentary shoe shine services are also provided. The hotel provides airport transfers upon request.

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Perfect stopover for a break

Buffalo Mall located along Nakuru highway is a dynamic family of retailers and stakeholders which together create a mall that is constantly evolving, to be sure of meeting the needs and requirements of the community. has created both the premier family shopping destination, in the area, whilst also providing a home for corporate gatherings and informal meetings through its provision of quality signature restaurants. These facilities, coupled with its ever-expanding recreational area provide the right ingredients for this highly attractive and sustainable combination. Whenever we are heading to Nakuru, this mall is always our stop shop for everything we need unlike back then before it was built we would carry everything from Nairobi. with a variety of shopping activities, the mall is certainly a traveler's paradise to cool off from the busy Nakuru - Nairobi highway. We visited Java and it is no different, the quality is the same and as standard as all the rest. Like the others, it has outside sitting which is always a draw. It's right at the entrance of the mall, close to the parking lot to its minimal walking to your favorite Java. And since it's at the mall, you can always take care of other businesses while you are there. It's not the busiest mall with the widest selection but the options are pretty good. This Java is also perfect as a rest stop on a road trip. Whether heading to Nairobi or in the opposite direction, it's a great place to stop for a meal.

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Colonial newspaper with authentic information

Reading the newspaper is a good habit that can provide a great sense of educational value. It carries information about politics, economy, entertainment, sports, business, industry, trade, and commerce. This habit, will not only enhance your knowledge of general information but will likewise improve your language skills and vocabulary. Many people have habits of reading daily newspapers and their days seem incomplete without taking hold of early morning newspapers me being one of them. My love for the Standard newspaper cannot be hidden. We are living in an era of fake news. In my opinion, Standard newspaper is a source of truthful news and will continue to be bold in providing credible and cutting-edge information. The new relaunch of their website last year promised readers more authoritative, in-depth, and balanced stories... indeed it has delivered its promise. Standard has the richest history among media organizations in Kenya. It has been around since colonial times to now. You can also access the newspaper when readers can access information on their mobile phones

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Melvins a tee brand you can trust to give you spicy aroma experience

Melvins Tea has a way of kick-starting your morning on a positive note. The strong flavor of Melvins Masala Chai is my favorite. Melvins hand-picks and blends the finest quality Kenyan tea with its unique Masala mix to create an exotic flavor. Their mix gives a wonderful chai experience just as the Indians would have done it. Melvin's tea products are found in supermarkets and also kiosks at affordable prices. One can enjoy their Masala Chai with its spicy aroma, in the morning, after a meal, or as an afternoon drink. A Kenyan favorite that can be enjoyed with or without milk, as a hot drink, or on the rocks on a hot day. Give it a try and experience the spicy aroma.

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Busy Mall along Thika Superhighway

Shopping malls are the hallmark of modern-day life in various cities around the world. Nairobi is one of them. Malls are built to maximize efficiency and save time. Thika road mall well known as TRM is located along Thika super highway. I have visited this mall thrice since it was opened and I have never been disappointed. The first time I visited the Nikon shop the official Nikon store in Kenya, they are located on the ground floor. Nikon shop clearly understands what customer care services are. My friend and I were welcomed with a cup of coffee and biscuits as wewaited for our cameras to be fixed. The second time I went to Pizza Inn and the third time I took my friend's daughter to the gaming section At this mall, shoppers will find supermarkets, grocery stores, clothing brands, restaurants, banks, hospitals, and even company offices. In one place, one can shop, find a form of entertainment, eat, see the doctor, and even engage in some form of outdoor physical activity. This mall is definitely one of the busiest shopping malls in Nairobi, primarily thanks to its location along the highway, and also due to the presence of major stores. The Mall is easily accessible off the Thika Superhighway and has ample parking facilities and transport links. It also houses a state-of-the-art conference facility, ideal for exhibitions, conferences, and social events.

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Beautiful landscapes to explore different bird species

Lake Elementaita is another Kenya's alkaline lake that lies between Lake Naivasha and Lake Nakuru set within the eastern portion of the rift valley. Today much of the lake is part of the private Soysambu Conservancy. The area is much less visited than other natural attractions in the region, so you enjoy a sense of privacy and solitude in a wondrous volcanic landscape. My photography friends and I were here for a night and we spent it at Treehouse. The lake is a Mecca for bird lovers as the Lake is a stop-over for over 350 bird species. This is what brought us to Lake Elementaita, With the varied terrain that is offered, volcanic hills, acacia woodlands, grassy plains, and stands of Warburgia fever trees and Euphorbia candelabra, we were set for an amazing photoshoot and light chasing experience! Although the lake region has fewer mammalian species than other areas in East Africa. You may see Rothschild giraffes amongst the acacia trees removing tender leaves from branches while adeptly avoiding the treacherous thorns. The most popular activities at the lake are day and night game drives, bird watching and walking safaris, giving you many options to ensure a fascinating tour of Lake Elementaita. Daytime game drives are offered in the early morning and early evening when the wildlife is most active. Like other alkaline lakes, the ecology of Elementaita is greatly influenced by rain and water levels. Specific conditions must be maintained, or the levels of algae, fish and invertebrates decline. When the abundance of these food sources declines, birds and other species prefer other Kenyan soda lakes where food is easier to locate. As a result, the number of flamingos and pelicans fluctuates. At night, the East African bush transforms into an eerie, silent world of restless herbivores and hungry predators in a constant struggle for survival. Bat-eared foxes, striped hyenas, eagle owls, elusive leopards and other night hunters primarily come out of their hiding places at night, so you not only see these animals but also observe their unique nighttime behaviors. Another site of interest for you to explore Lake Elementaita is the Kekopey hot springs. The springs are an integral part of local traditions, as the water is believed to have healing properties. I recommend a morning visit to the springs, as this is the best time to see pied kingfishers and yellow-billed storks, but the surroundings around the springs are also superb for birdwatching any time of day. If you are fit, you can also trek the Sleeping Warrior Crater and the Hill of Mawe Mbili.

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Great crowd, rugby and food

Rugby is my favorite sport, having played it while I was in my O levels, I would never miss this sport for anything. Safaricom 7s is run by the Kenya Rugby Football Union. The competition is one of Africa's largest sevens tournaments and is contested by Kenya as well as numerous other nations and club teams. It is traditionally held at RFUEA grounds in Nairobi, but last year 2021 was held in Nyayo Stadium. Considered Africa’s premier 7-a-side tournament, the ‘Safaricom Sevens’ gives the rugby enthusiast an opportunity to enjoy extensive competition whilst immersing themselves in the distinctive Kenyan culture. With Kenya known throughout the IRB 7s fraternity as having the most fun-loving and raucous supporters, the ‘Safari Sevens’ is played out in an awesome intimate carnival atmosphere rivaling other destinations. This rugby tournament, named after a former chairman of the Kenya Harlequin FC, Alex Christie, has been running annually since 1964. The three-day event draws fans from all parts of the city and beyond. Fans sit glued to the grandstand bleachers around the lush green pitch, enjoying thrilling rugby action. In addition to the music playing in the background and rugby games on the pitch, fans had a lot to enjoy in the periphery. An adventure of a different kind was taking place behind the arena. Food booths included a mobile food truck with sumptuous burgers and hot dogs, and sizzling barbecues to satisfy the hungry crowd while Safaricom’s booth offered entertaining dances and music. Fior di Latte my favorite brought something different to the event. Its booth had farm-fresh gelato ice cream in a variety of flavors such as dark chocolate gelato and wild berry gelato. East African Breweries quenched fans with the leading alcoholic brand-Tusker. Teetotallers had a variety of drinks too. This should not be missed for anything especially if you are a rugby enthusiast!

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Best Kienyeji restaurant around kilimani and ngong road

Kienyeji store was established in 2014, one of the things they are proud of and pride themselves on is the fact that they are the firebrand connoisseurs of authentic traditional cooking and pioneers of Precooked Kienyeji Vegetables. The very first day I went to this store I got to meet with the founder Miriam Nabakwe, such a beautiful and humble lady who found a nitch in selling kienyeji vegetables. The staff is also very friendly and the owner is hands-on and appreciates all feedback both positive and negative. One thing I love about this store is that its vegetables are sourced from organic farms mostly in Western Kenya. they carefully pluck them, sort them, wash them clean, and do the initial cooking the traditional way mostly with the traditional Munyu Mushelekha, some blanch while others t slow boil just how grandma did it. Kienyeji store strives to ensure that they maintain very high levels of hygiene during the preparation of pre-cooked vegetables and other traditional foods. The love I have for matumbo made me try their matumbo fry and brown chaopati! Aiseee! the meal was delicious! the matumbo was so tender and the chapati was soft, I requested for soup since it was dry and less than a minute it was delivered on my table. their store is attached to a fresh juice store that one can order from as you enjoy your meal Its mission is to promote healthy lifestyles, inspired by the way our grandparents cooked their foods and lived subsequently long lives free from lifestyle diseases. Kienyeji store is located at Mall Sixty Six next to Yaya Centre and directly Opposite Adlife Plaza along Ring Road, Kilimani. They also do delivery service which is really cool, especially if you are a person with a tight schedule and you would wish to have kienyeji food

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A hospital you can trust

The Avenue Hospital is a level 4 private hospital located in Parklands that was founded in 1976. The facility is part of the Avenue Healthcare group which has branches in Kisumu along with several clinics within Nairobi and other major towns in the country. The hospital is dedicated to providing high-quality medical care. My dad underwent a successful Appendix surgery here and we are forever grateful. In 2017 they officially opened up a seven-floor expansive building that is fully equipped to offer much-needed tertiary care services— including dialysis, intensive care, advanced laboratory, physiotherapy, and specialized radiology such as CT scans and MRIs. Additional facilities include state-of-the-art operating theatres, burns and isolation units, medical, surgical, psychiatric, maternity, and pediatric wards, as well as private rooms.

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Afordable, Durable store

Mr. Price is a quality international brand for men's, women & kids' fashion. Men’s smart casual wear, shoes & accessories at reasonable prices. Women’s clothing, accessories, jewelry, lingerie, pajamas, and stylish footwear. Kids clothing at affordable prices, for both girls and boys ages 2 to 14 years. With various brunches in Nairobi Mr Price has made a fashion statement in Nairobi, not only are all their products affordable, but durable and unique. I have visited a number of their brunches and their prices are constant. in Westlands, I decided to make a small detour and finally check out the new Mr. Price. My, oh my, was I in for a treat! In this large store, I was greeted first by beautiful bedding, complete with perfectly-made beds to let you see just how great this bedding would look in your own home. (This is when I first spotted the mattress pads). While perusing the store that day, I saw gorgeous rugs and glasses of all variety. I saw beautiful ready-made curtains, dried flowers, toilet mats, towels, and laundry baskets. Basically, I saw everything that you could possibly ever think of needing in your home. As I walked around taking everything in, I nostalgically began to think back to when I first started living on my own in Nairobi and how much I’d have loved for such a store to be open at the time. I love their offers, and many times when visiting The junction brunch I sometimes wonder if their offers are for real until I make a purchase. Their staff is very friendly, whenever they see that you seem to be stranded one will approach and request to help you. I must admit I never miss their offers, in fact, I have bought shoes for my son that he will probably be wearing in a year's time LOL! I just couldn't let the shoes just go like that. This is just how good Mr Price is!

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A beautuful mall for lots of family fun

Nestled within a 47-acre mixed-use development between exit 7 and 8 along Thika Highway, a short drive from Nairobi’s central business district and with easy access to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Garden City, Kenya’s first integrated shopping, residential, and office space into one joint development ingeniously blending work, home, and leisure activities. Garden City officially opened in May 2015, and I remember I was among of the first visitors to enjoy all the goodies that come with a grand opening. Then there were few stores in operation Bata and Kfc being among them... at least then we were able to eat and shop for shoes. With more than 100 plus shops, including the first Game (South African) store in Kenya, Tile & Carpet, Victoria Courts, and a range of cafés and restaurants. Garden City Malll also We hosts hundreds of popular family events and activities each year. They are one of the only malls in Nairobi with a 3-acre central park, which is perfect for kids to run around, in and a Kid’s Playground and Water Playpark on tap!... this is one of the many reasons why I love Grden City,I know my kids can never be bored, while we are shopping we can leave them behind to enjoy themselves.

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Lovely atmosphere to enjoy coffee and meet out with friends

Lava Latte is located in a charming serenity that 209 State House Road that offers a very spacious, private and pleasant feel. It's in a compound with beautifully architectured apartment blocks that are built to make you unwind from the Nairobi hustle. Unlike other coffee shops, the atmosphere here is extremely tranquil and serene, which greatly lives up to my expectation. For those with heavy amounts of the daily workload. The café gives you a certain degree of peacefulness and calmness. I pay a visit to this place quite often because we as photographers meet in the same compound and thus 209. In short 209 is a place set aside for artists to explore their creativity. Lava Latte offers indoor and outdoor seating. Whenever I'm there I never miss their coffee or wraps very delicious I must say. Their DAWA too is perfectly made, you may wanna give it a try, especially in a cold weather season. The very friendly staff is always ready to attend to you. Your order will not take less than 5 minutes to be on your plate. This is a big plus for the cafe. The place is good to meet friends, have midday or afternoon drinks, etc. But also good to go on your own to work on your computer because it's quite tranquil and peaceful. You will not find the regular, noisy crowd of youngsters here. In terms of architecture, this cafe gives a soothing, enchanting, cozy colorful interior with beautiful artworks displayed on its walls.

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First experience and we loved it

My husband and I were on a quest to find genuine eco-friendly hotels or a “Green Hotel.” Sometimes it can feel like looking for a needle in a haystack. A green hotel is an environmentally sustainable hotel or accommodation that has made important environmental improvements to its structure in order to minimize its impact on the natural habitat. This is basically a long preamble to say that we looked for a place that does all that and ended up at ibis Styles located in the heart of Westlands. We were welcomed by an amazing team; who did not hesitate to take us through the safety measures the hotel had put in place. We surely felt all safe altogether and definitely ready to unwind in style. The four main things that make their story green: 1. They plant a buttload of trees 2. They keep their energy load down and repurpose their wastewater 3. They recycle kitchen oil into biofuel 4. They compost their food waste Just the vibe of the hotel building on their website is as good as real. Breakfast was excellent, and the bed was super comfortable - the room was on the smaller side but incredibly efficient and well laid out - it didn’t feel small, very clean and neat room I must admit, this Was the best night's sleep. If your looking to unwind as a couple during the weekend I recommend this hotel

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We enjoyed the scenery, plenty of open space and the waterfalls.
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4.83

Long before white settlers broke ground in Kenya, the area today known as Thika Town was a stage for many internecine battles between the Maasai on the one hand, and the Kikuyu and Kambas on the other. The Thika and Chania rivers formed a natural boundary between these three tribes, the Kikuyu to the north, the Kambas to the east and the Maasai to the south. The Maasai outnumbered the other two tribes and were ferocious warriors; unbeatable in the plains and lower ground. Blue Post Hotel was built in 1908 and consisted of random undressed stone walls with coarse mortar joints, a makuti thatched roof on timber pole trusses and a rough cement screed floor. Located in Thika in the Central Region, 41 km from Nairobi, Blue Post Hotel features a barbecue and children’s playground. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Free WiFi is provided and free private parking is available on site. My inlaws requested us to have lunch here as we catch up and I must say it was a good idea to leave the hustle and bustle of Nairobi city. This place is so nice and breathtaking. The view of the waterfalls, there are actually two separate waterfall points, the sound of the water and the smell or the feel of the water droplets can never be experienced through any camera or video. One has to be here in person. The place also serves food, has ample parking, accommodation, a bar with various alcohol brands, curio shops, a small pond with a boat for hand paddling, a barber shop and saloon, and a nice garden that is good for family time and budding couples. Also, a good place for children to experience outdoor moments after school. We also visited the Nature Park that is open from 8:30 am - 6:30pm Our only problem was customer service was slow... it took an hour for our order to be ready! other than that, we enjoyed the delicious food that was presented.

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Best Pharmacy for my family

Goodlife Pharmacy’s vision is to be the first-choice primary healthcare and wellness provider in Eastern Africa. Moms and babies are top priorities. Research shows that the first three years of life are critical for health. As a mom, I can attest to how Goodlife Pharmacy has been of great help, especially during my pregnancies... not only could I walk into any of their brunches for check-ups, time to time I would shop for my baby's items. Their pharmacists have the skills and tools to support moms so that they can make informed healthcare decisions thereafter. My favorite brunches are The Junction and Mountain Mall. Their friendly staffs are always on the go to help, they provide high-quality, individual customer care at an affordable price in convenient locations, reaching over 1.2 million people with 68 branches across the East African region. Goodlife Pharmacy has a track record of high-quality service delivery while upholding integrity and high ethical standards, which is exactly what anyone looks for in a pharmacy

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Looking for fine dinning in a cool local reastaurant? Pronto for you

Pronto Restaurant is the best restaurant to have fine dining with friends and family. Pronto Restaurant is situated in the center of Nairobi CBD. They serve the best cuisine quality meals and ensure they use the best of what is local and sustainable. It had always been a favorite joint because of the ambiance and location ie standard Street. It had been a while since I last visited and was surprised that the prices are almost similar to Java. Service was efficient, The steak sandwich which my friend ordered was a sizeable portion, and the milkshake and smoothies were definitely good quality. I had the beef fry with rice. The rice was the most amazing part of the sauce they added to it. It was quite the experience. A nice afternoon was spent idling away with a satisfied stomach. Other diners were in similar slumber after their meals, always a good sign lol You’ll find well-cooked, honest, uncomplicated but imaginative food. Their chefs are passionate about sourcing both classic and new ingredients straight from the farm gate and fresh off the trawlers. The restaurant branches are open all day for relaxed dining in peaceful surroundings, perfect for that all-important business lunch.

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A beautiful experience not to be missed

The Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) in Kenya was built to replace the older train that connected Uganda and Kenya. The SGR trains have grown very popular with commuters moving across counties in Kenya. It is very efficient, moving between cities in just a matter of hours, and always in a timely fashion. Additionally, it takes a lot less time than road transport and incorporates cargo shipment as well. Since the launch of SGR, I officially become a loyal customer. The Madaraka Express runs three passenger services between Nairobi and Mombasa which make three daily round trips. The Intercounty train runs in the morning and makes seven stopovers in Athi River, Emali, Kibwezi, Mtito Andei, Voi, Miasenyi and Mariakani. It departs both ways at 8:29 am and takes six hours, to arrive at about 2:00 pm. The Express train is an hour faster because it does not have any stopovers and runs an afternoon and nightly schedule. The afternoon express train departs at 3:00 pm and arrives at 8:00 pm. The night train leaves at 10:00 pm and arrives at 3:35 am. So What is the Difference Between The County and Express Train? The county train has seven stopovers, the express train does not. The county train takes six hours, the express takes five. The county runs one schedule at 8:00 am both ways, the express train runs two between 3:00 pm and 10:00 pm. So you have the choice of a non-express trip with a generous countryside experience or a direct trip with the flexibility of two travel times. If you need to change your travel dates for one reason or another, it is easy through their customer care lines (good luck with the phone numbers though. They rarely go through!) Remember to do this 48 hours before your travel date. I personally love using SGR because it is user-friendly especially if you have small kids... you are guaranteed of express traverse of beautiful countryside scenery, comfortable, clean and passenger safety gets a lot of attention, which is a good thing if infused with some customer care.

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One of my favourite cosmetics brand

L’Oréal East Africa, a subsidiary of L’Oreal Group, introduced a new range of beauty products that are named after its US-based affiliate, Maybelline in the Kenyan market. My journey with Maybelline started in 2019 after my sister introduced me to the brand... she has been a loyal customer since 2017, and she still is, there is no Maybelline product she does not have. This is what I call loyalty. Maybelline has a large array of colors and finishes for a terrific price. I use other brands too, but you will not miss poreless powder in my purse. Maybelline colossal mascara is the best. It curls my eyelashes and gives them an appearance of thickness and makes them look longer not forgetting it's waterproof. No matter how many I try, I always come back to it. It separates my lashes and never looks thick and gloopy. Perfect for an enhanced natural look, it is also inexpensive and can easily be found in every store. Maybelline Fit foundation blends in perfectly. It doesn't collect in fine lines, great coverage. Wears well into the night. Smooth application. Not too thick so it looks natural. I can use it straight from the bottle or mix different shades depending on the time of day. .however, during the daytime, all I need is one coat, thinly applied to accommodate the daylight! It works for me. I've tried several different brands of liquid base makeups and have found this product beat them all. And the different shades make it easy to mix together to create your very own blend that's perfect for you! The product must be hypoallergenic because it doesn't make my face itch like some of the others can. I'm definitely very satisfied with this product!

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An educational resource for public and a conservational facility for animals in need

Nairobi Animal Orphanage is set in Nairobi National Park with lush green vegetation contrasting against the red dust and dry clay soil. It was established in 1964 as a refuge and rehabilitation center for wild animals found abandoned or injured throughout Kenya. Animals received at the Nairobi Animal Orphanage undergo a thorough medical examination followed by treatment if necessary, before entering into an appropriate feeding and rehabilitation program. This important educational and training facility is often home to more than 20 exotic different animals and bird species. All this is done by the Kenya Wildlife Service. They have trained and specialized staff to handle wildlife. After my morning activities, we prepared for an adventurous afternoon. To be honest it's almost taboo to grow up in Nairobi and fail to visit this orphanage. Almost every school-going child in Nairobi will admit that they have been to this place at least once courtesy of school trips arranged by their teachers. Families create time once in a while in order to bring their loved ones to this place. While it's far from the majesty of seeing these creatures healthy in their natural habitat we were excited to see lions, cheaters, jackals hyenas, ostriches parrots, and more an up-close, if you are lucky to be on time you will witness how the lions are being fed, this experience can be exciting to see at the same time fearful. The friendly staff will guide and help you where need be. Non-residents: Adults US$25, Children/Students Us$15 Kenya residents: Adults Kshs. 350, Children/Students Kshs. 200, WCK (Wildlife Clubs of Kenya) Members Kshs . 60 East African Citizens: Adults Kshs. 250, Children/Students Kshs. 150, WCK (Wildlife Clubs of Kenya) Members Kshs. 60 NOTE: Children: Age between 3-17 years. Student rate requires two weeks' notice for authorization.

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An experience to remember (Cradle Of Mankind)
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4.33

Koobi Fora holds an unsurpassed archive of human prehistory and is renowned for its fossils sites. Ancient Kenyan history dictates that early forms of man once roamed Kenya from approximately 4 million years ago. These ancient life forms were probably similar to those that roamed Tanzania and other areas of East Africa. The lighthouse attraction of this Treasure, serving as a pointer for regional identification and marketing, is the million-year-old fossils. Commonly referred to by Anthropologists as the “Cradle of Mankind”. My friends and I had the privilege to travel the road that is less traveled! the journey was not easy! but it was worth it. At the museum, you will be met by a friendly staff who will take you around as he briefs you on the museum's history. Homo habilis was the first hominid to leave the African continent and successfully settle most parts of the world. What empowered him to survive? Sure enough, the skill to produce and use improved stone tools as well as the fire had their share in this success story. Intelligence and language posed another plus. But possibly the most important of all was his nature as a social being. Fittingly known as the Jade Sea, the Eastern shores of Lake Turkana offer a truly unique array of attractions and activities. The landscape and other natural features of the lake are part of the unforgettable impressions visitors are left with. Lake Turkana even boasts Africa’s largest crocodile population! Mount Kulal, a UNESCO biosphere that bears thick rainforests surrounded by deserts is the backdrop of the regional center of Loiyangalani. The museum also showcases a number of other fossilized remains of long-extinct former African residents such as species of crocodile, giraffe, and turtle that once roamed the plains and forests.

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More that a book store

Text Book Centre is an educational and office supplies conglomerate. The firm's core activity is to supply of education, general books, and educational material, including stationery supplies to professionals, schools, colleges, universities, international organizations, and non-government and government organizations countrywide and to buyers in Uganda, Sudan, Somalia, Malawi, Zanzibar, and Tanzania. It’s a bookstore that I have been going to since my University days till now and adulting is catching up! Founded many years ago TBC has tremendously grown to become the leading bookstore in Kenya. My favorite brunch is at the junction mall, Well, I had the pleasure of attending the launch many years ago and let me tell you, one word I can use to describe my experience is STUNNED! I had such a grand time there, I had to come back the next day just because I needed to experience that feeling all over again. Another one of my favorite TBC brunches is located along Kenyatta Avenue on the ground floor of 680 Hotel, the prime central location makes it so convenient and accessible it's hard to miss; and when you look through the window as you walk by you can’t help but just walk in. From time to time they have offers and deals that keep me glued to their social media platforms, from fictional books as low as Ksh. 600, to kids' books for as little as KSH. 100. Not to mention, TBC pricing is always fair and affordable so you know why I take advantage! The TBC store is stunning. Compact, brightly lit, well stocked, and arranged shelves for easy access. And if you can’t find what you’re looking for, the lovely staff are there on the ground to help at any point!

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A spash of luxury

There’s something about luxury that just screams out loud. When you hear the word – butler – all of a sudden, you want to stand a little straighter, annunciate a little clearer, and perhaps add a little accent. Hemingways Nairobi is certainly the newest luxury property to hit the boutique market in the high-end Nairobi suburb of Karen. The 45-room boutique not only upholds the luxury expected for discerning travelers heading out on once-in-a-lifetime safari experiences but has also elevated the standard of luxury service in the area by leaving no detail overlooked. We were invited to a birthday party and I applaud the hotel for keeping its high-end standards to its core. You cannot miss noticing the beautiful chandelier hanging at the entrance of the reception sealing, the mahogany seats, and the warm welcome from the staff. This is the place where you get to meet the whose and whose of this beautiful country lol a good sigh I must say! We liked everything about Hemingways design, comfort, Service, Food, and People. The details. It was quite simply perfection. the Brasserie features a Josper oven, an indoor barbecue, and the only one of its kind in Kenya, specially imported by Hemingways to produce the best steaks sizzling. Their beef and lamb are also exclusively farmed for Hemingways, grain-fed for 180 days, and hung for 21. One thing I still miss was their chocolate mousse dessert!

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Lunch with magnificant views

Peppertree officially opened its doors to the public in January 2020 and has been steadily growing ever since. The restaurant located on the second floor of Delta Towers along Waiyaki Way in Westlands is a botanical wonderland with amazing Latin-Asian vibes that enchant you from the minute you walk in. It was a gloomy Wednesday afternoon at the restaurant, but plenty of light still filtered in through the windows, and we enjoyed the view out across Westlands. The interior is aesthetically pleasing and totally Instagram-worthy with artistic mural walls, industrial lights, appealing furniture, and plants all around the facility. The ground floor has a rustic, marble, and botanical vibe, with lantern-like chandeliers in woven hangings donning the ceiling, fresh green leafy hanging plants, marbled countertops, fairy lights, and semi-circular grey cushioned seats with fine polished wooden round tables and golden metallic seats with navy blue cushions. It is like being on a page out of a Disney movie, with soothing cultural music playing from the speakers. The restaurant has additional seating space upstairs and the ambiance is impeccable. In fact, we deliberately chose to sit upstairs so that we could soak in all the beauty wetlands has to offer. It has an indoor, and outdoor feel. With navy blue with a rustic vibe, fairy lights entwined in the ceiling, and, lots of well-placed fresh plants. The balcony is covered in cantilevers to shield diners from harsh climates and to allow them to enjoy the outdoor breeze without worry. My friend and I ordered a chicken salad and I must admit, it was well done and presented. The meals are affordable and the portions and presentation make every coin totally worth it. They not only offer to dine-in services but also takeaways and delivery.

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