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IMG_2933Top Ten Travel Tips:
1. Accommodations: DusitD2 Nairobi, Ashnil Samburu Camp, Banana House, Forodhani House, Radisson Blu
2. Arts & culture (music, galleries, festivals, ruins): Nairobi National Museum, Lamu town museum and tour, Alchemist Lounge live music and great DJ, Kibera arts collective (phenomenal artists recyling bone for utensils and tools)
3. Back to nature: Lamu, Samburu National Reserve Park, Nairobi Snake Park, Giraffe Manor, Elephant Orphanage, Bike tour of Rift Valley Hells Gate National Park, Medicinal/Botanical Garden, sulphur pool at Hells Gate Park, hippo watching on Lake Naivasha
4. Cheap eats/Fine dining: Fruit stands, local fish and ugali, Talisman Restaurant, Mama Nyama, Wasp + Sprout, Mama Rocks
5. Comic relief: Practicing my Swahili, avoiding a head-butt by “Mary” the giraffe, flashy hipster matatus
6. Good people watching: Malls, CBD Nairobi, Alchemist, Mama Rocks, Lamu beach, Sankara Roof Bar, DusitD2 lounge
7. Health & safety tip: only drink filtered water, check vaccination requirements, bring mosquito net
8. Magical moment, quintessential travel moment: safari sunrise and sunset – Samburu, Lamu/Shela town beach, sunset dinner on beautiful rustic dhow hosts grilled fresh fish and baked chapati on grill
9. Salons/spas: Ashnil Resort Spa, Samburu, DusitD2
10. Shopping: Maasai market, Westlands Mall, market stalls downtown near government buildings, CBD




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