TRANSIT AT NAIROBI
Our trip to Nairobi, Kenya was short lived. We only had less than 72 hours (Got there Thursday night and were to leave early Saturday morning) to explore Nairobi.
We had plans to visit the Elephant Orphanage, where I was dying to feed baby elephants and the Giraffe Center where I was looking forward to kissing a giraffe. But alas! We were so fagged out after our Zimbabwe trip that we could only do some hotel site inspections.
HOTEL INSPECTION AT SAROVA STANLEY HOTEL
One of the hotels we inspected was the one we lodged in, Sarova Stanley Hotel. What I loved most about the hotel is the historical stories. The inspection was more like a museum tour, as our hotel guide gave us a chronological of the hotel and its owners. Another thing I loved about the hotel was how they have managed to preserve some of the buildings artifacts since its inception in 1902. The hotel is an exquisite vintage.
After the inspection, we decide to check out the popular colorful Nairobi City Market to buy some souvenirs. I love the Afrocentric products…I would have bought the whole market if I could. Here is my advise, be ready to bring out your bargain game at the City Market *wink*
CANIVORE RESTAURANT EXPERIENCE
Our Nairobi highlight was dinner at Canivore Restaurant. Apparently, it was Funmi’s birthday that day so it was a treat. At Canivore you will chop till you drop o!!! 😌 You get to taste variety of meats…turkey, lamb, ostrich, rabbit, pork, sausage, chicken, crocodile…you name it! I was told that the animal meats used at Canivore are farmed. So no endangered specie are used at the restaurant.
The meats are roasted on a traditional Maasai swords over a huge, charcoal pit located at the entrance of the restaurant. As you enter, you will feel the heat coming from the pit. By the time I was done, I was over FULL!!! That is why it is called the “Feast of Beasts”!!! Lol! 😂
WARNING 🚫 Always take small bites just to have a taste of each 😊
FACTS ABOUT NAIROBI, KENYA
(1) Did you know that if you are going to be in Kenya for less than 72 hours you can get a transit visa? Transit Visa cost $20 (Twenty Dollars). Normal Visa costs $50 (Fifty Dollars).
(2) Did you know that Kenya Airways flies frequently to Nairobi, Kenya from Lagos, Nigeria? Kenya Airways flies everyday by 11am from Lagos to Nairobi. Additional flight is by 11pm only on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
Have you been to Nairobi, Kenya before? I look forward to visiting again and staying longer to explore.
NOTE: This trip was organized by Tour Brokers International and sponsored by The Zimbabwe Tourism Board in conjunction with Kenya Airways. All opinions are based on my own personal experiences.