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Betty Jo Currie, of AFAR's Travel Advisory Council, shares some of her favorite places in Nairobi. If you want to visit Kenya's capital or anywhere else in the country, she can arrange a bespoke itinerary around your interests.
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Mbagathi Ridge, Nairobi, Kenya
Hemingways is a new hotel in Karen, which is sort of the equivalent of Atlanta's Buckhead in Nairobi. It is near the Wilson airport, where so many of the domestic Kenya flights fly out. Traffic is a huge issue in Nairobi and cars creep both by day...
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Kikenni Ln, Nairobi, Kenya
Anna Trzebinski's shop in Nairobi's Karen neighborhood is filled with fashion inspired by Maasai and Samburu designs. You'll find fabulous feathers and leathers and souvenirs.
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Karen Hardy, Nairobi, Kenya
At Giraffe Manor in the Karen section of Nairobi you'll wake up to the hotel's namesake animals joining you for breakfast, or perhaps poking their heads into your room as you get ready for your day. A herd of giraffe share the 12 acres of grounds...
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KWS Central Workshop Gate, off, Nairobi, Kenya
The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust rescues and houses baby elephants that were orphaned throughout Kenya. Animal-lovers can see these little guys at the Trust's compound. There is a public feeding hour every day, but a visitor can contribute to...
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unbelievably privileged to travel in this part of Ethiopia - must be done with a guide and while rigorous and not for the faint of heart, is proof positive that the world is larger than we realize.