Category: Culture

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Bomas of Kenya

When Barrack Obama Sr. conceived and planned the establishment of Bomas of Kenya in 1971 to showcase Kenya’s traditional homesteads, he probably never envisioned it’s evolution into a meeting point of the past and...

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The Nairobi Gallery

The Nairobi Gallery sits unobtrusively beneath the notorious Nyayo House tower at the corner of Kenyatta Avenue and Uhuru Highway. It currently serves as a Museum and Art Gallery under the National Museums of...

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Lamu Old Town, a World Heritage Site

Lamu Old Town is the oldest and best-preserved Swahili settlement on the East African coastal strip, having been continuously inhabited for over 700 years. To date it still has one of the most conservative...

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Ten Uniquely Kenyan Things

Like everything else in life, Kenya has positive as well as negative things and events associated with it. This post seeks to highlight some of the positive things worth celebrating about Kenya. In no...

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Nairobi City Market

The Nairobi City Market, sandwiched between Muindi Mbingu Street and Koinange Street, is a favorite with Nairobi residents for its butcheries that offer a wide variety of meat products, from the common beef, goat...

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Kitengela Glass

A trip to Kitengela Glass takes you through a rough, bumpy road across scrubby terrain, with a panoramic view of the distant Nairobi cityscape across the Nairobi National Park. When you get there, the stark...

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August 7th Memorial Park

The August 7th Memorial Park at the intersection of Moi Avenue and Haile Selasie Avenue was the site of a bombing attack in 1998. It features a beautifully landscaped garden, sculptures made out of...

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Mt Olorgesailie

Situated about 65km from Nairobi, the Olorgesailie pre-historic site got its name from the nearby 1,760m high Mount Olorgesailie. Its proximity to Nairobi makes it an ideal location for a day hike up the mountain. The hike takes 3 hours through dry, rocky country with scattered dryland thorny bushes providing the only cover from the hot sun.