Holiday

Key roads in Nairobi to be closed during Obama visit, Nairobi’s Airport’s for less than an hour

UPDATED at 13:40 Friday 24/7, 2015. Mombasa road will not be completely closed, but there will be a change in the traffic flow. Mobile network and other networks might be down temporarily in the area’s The Us President Barack Obama passes, due to the jammers that are installed in their equipment. (But it will only be short time) Key roads in Nairobi will be closed during US President Barack Obama’s

Restaurant operator Tamarind to open a four star hotel

Restaurant operator, Tamarind Group, is to open a four star hotel next year in Nairobi. The firm, which owns Carnivore Restaurant in Nairobi said it will open a 162-room hotel at the Carnivore grounds in the second half of 2016 targeting business and leisure travellers. “The Tamarind Tree Hotel will be a modern concept hotel, imbued with an African flavour which will incorporate innovative features to suit the needs of

Want breath of fresh air? Then Fourteen Falls is the place to be

‘When I looked up and gazed at the fascinating falls…” That was probably how Theodore Roosevelt, former president of the United States, recorded the experience of his first sight of the Fourteen Falls. In his adventurous streak, he had made a similar statement in reference to the Great Rainbow Bridge in Utah. Just a short walk off the Thika-Garissa road, this hidden gem was worth an addition to his itinerary

New Rules – No Visa No Entry to Kenya

Major changes in Kenya’s visa policy will come into place from the 2/07/2015.  Unlike in the past when many nationalities were able to get their visa on arrival in Nairobi or Mombasa, intending visitors will now have to apply for an e-Visa in advance, with processing days taking as much as a week. Upon vehement intervention from tourism stakeholders, a grace period has been extended but only for two months,

Coast tourist bookings looking up

Tourist bookings from Europe are beginning to recover following the lifting of travel advisories by the UK government two weeks ago. According to hoteliers at the Coast, British tourists have been making enquiries on reservations after their government lifted travel warning issued against Mombasa, Kilifi and Kwale. On Monday, Nyali International Beach Hotel revenue manager Nabeth Mabeya said bookings from the UK market had started to pick up. He noted

Brussels Airlines to quit Nairobi route on October 24

Belgium Airline, Brussels Airlines will stop its its flights to Nairobi, from October 24, on what it attributed to a change in strategy. “Brussels Airlines would like to inform you that, due to a new strategy within the Lufthansa Group, our service between Nairobi and Brussels will cease as from 24 October 2015,” country manager Pierre Declerck, said in a statement. The airline has been flying tourists, businessmen and families

Kenya’s beaches, wildlife and parks win travelers hearts

Kenya has been ranked the third best safari destination in Africa. In the latest ranking by SafariBookings, a Netherlands travel website, the neighbouring Tanzania was voted the best safari country in Africa, while Botswana was rated third overall among the top eight countries. Zambia was fourth. Namibia, South Africa, Uganda and Zimbabwe followed in that order. International wildlife lovers described Kenya as “excellent” for wildlife viewing, including the wildebeest migration

Relief as UK lifts travel advisories on Mombasa, Kwale and Kilifi

The British government has lifted advisories against travel to Mombasa, Kilifi and Kwale counties in what could offer relief to the hospitality industry. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) on Thursday downgraded its the travel warnings issued last year following a series of terrorist attacks in Mombasa at its environs. “The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) no longer advise against all but essential travel to Mombasa,” a statement posted on

Kabaka postpones Buganda tourism expo to August

Namyalo said that the Kabaka decided to re-schedule the June Tourism Expo to August in order to give the Kingdom’s radio, CBS, enough room to organize Powesa activities. Namyalo said that previously the Kingdom would organize the tourism expo and Powesa concurrently, but the Kabaka has since advised that the two activities be organized differently. “The Kabaka has advised us that we postpone the Buganda Tourism Expo 2015 to August—from

Let the binge begin.

It’s the holiday season, time to get down with family, catch up with friends and most of all take time for yourself and do some self-pampering. I mean you have to love yourself to love others, right? Among the to do list should be binge watching. You know those movies that you wish you could get sometime and watch, well the time is here. No need to go to the