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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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Gogo Falls Road, Nairobi, Kenya
Families would be hard-pressed to find a more memorable place to stay than Giraffe Manor. Located in the leafy suburb of Langata, about a 30-minute drive from central Nairobi, the 1932 family home of a former candy baron was modeled on a Scottish...
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KWS Central Workshop Gate, off, Nairobi, Kenya
The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust rescues orphaned baby elephants from the wild, nurturing and raising them through the grief of losing their families, and then eases them back into their natural habitat when they are old and strong...
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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.