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Six Things to Do in Nairobi, Kenya

  • Samuel Hopkins
  • 6 May 2013

Often mislabelled and maligned by a sometimes ruthless and distorted media as the granddaddy of hazardous African cities, Nairobi, Kenya, is to many travellers simply a no-go zone. This is their loss, for, in reality, Nairobi is one of region’s biggest draws, catering to all types of interests. To help you make the most of your time there, here is a list of six unforgettable and essential, but slightly off-the-beaten-track Nairobi experiences.

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Five MORE Ecolodges to Plan Your Trip Around

  • Cynthia Ord
  • 21 May 2012

While there are many interpretations of the ‘ecolodge’ concept, most of the structures share some special traits. They’re low-impact buildings that use materials repurposed or found locally, and adhere to sustainable-water and -power practices. They’re immersed in beautiful natural areas, which they’re committed to helping preserve. They amaze guests with their comfort and elegance, even in the midst of rugged nature.

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Travel2Change Sustainable Community Projects in Kenya, Peru, Sri Lanka and Brazil

  • Travel2change
  • 16 September 2011

Projects in Kenya, Peru, Sri Lanka and Brazil have been announced as the winners of the first travel2change idea challenge. Over 500 members joined the travel2change online community since its launch in late April 2011, and submitted around 60 innovative project proposals. The submitted ideas were evaluated based on creativity, effectiveness, impact, feasibility and sustainability.

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Re-learning Community Through Traditional Maasai Skills

  • Travel Off The Radar
  • 29 November 2010

“Raw.” The simple, but evocative word Susan Fanning chooses to describe Africa. After spending a good chunk of her life on the continent (eleven years), native Irishwoman Susan decided to return once again and continue her love affair with the country and its people. This time, she spent it within the Maasai community through a Maasai Warrior Training program put together by Laura Alessandrini and Silas Kitonga. Silas is a Maasai from Il ‘Ngwesi, the area where Maasai Warrior Training takes place. The eponymous Il ‘Ngwesi Lodge also happens to be the site of a documentary, Milk the Rhino, which focuses on community conservation by the Maasai.

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Kenya’s Masai Mara Joins the whl.travel Tribe

  • whl.travel
  • 4 November 2010

THIS ARTICLE IS AVAILABLE IN ENGLISH AND SWAHILI. The whl.travel local connection in the Masai Mara, Africa Veterans Safaris Ltd., is eager to bring ideas about sustainable tourism to the international stage. Martin Kiguru, the company’s Director of Operations, grew up on the rural outskirts of the Masai Mara and has a true emotional attachment to the people and wildlife unique to his home. “Africa Veterans Safaris Ltd is extremely excited to join the whl.travel family in order to promote our destination Masai Mara responsibly,” he said.

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Hanging with the Literati and Glitterati of the Literary and Film Festival Circuit

  • Natasha Robinson
  • 24 July 2010

These are golden times for cinephiles and bibliophiles. Bookworms and movie buffs can now check out the latest cinematic and literary offerings in the most unexpected corners of the globe. And if you imagine literary festivals as gatherings of fusty old intellectuals spouting arcane references to James Joyce, think again! They are fast outshining movie festivals as the places to be seen if you’re hip, happening and brainy to boot.

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Local Life with the Odula Family on Rusinga Island, Kenya

  • Sylvia Mohabir
  • 28 June 2010

Fed up with the endless grey and drizzle of a London winter and the monotony of my office job, I decided it was time to finally make my African dream a reality. For some time, I had been entertaining thoughts of roaming the Kenyan savannah on a big-game safari, but I was also keen to get to know the country and its people on a more intimate level, not merely scrape the surface as a package tourist.

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Dodging the Football Frenzy and Tackling Alternative Sporting Events in Africa

  • Natasha Robinson
  • 22 May 2010

You’d have to be holed up in Ted Kaczynski’s cabin not to know that South Africa will be hosting the 2010 FIFA World Cup next month. The Beautiful Game has a special place in all Africans’ hearts and is far and away the most popular sport played on the continent. But with football mania reaching fever pitch, it’s high time we had a look at some of the other sporting events on offer in Africa.

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The Tour d’Afrique – A Trans-African Adventure on Two Wheels

  • Brian Hoeniger
  • 13 May 2010

The Tour d’Afrique is an annual transcontinental bicycling odyssey that starts at the pyramids near Cairo, Egypt, in January, and then traverses 10 countries and every kind of road surface imaginable before spinning into Cape Town, South Africa, some four months and 11,800 kilometres later. It attracts nomadic souls and cycling enthusiasts of all ages and abilities, from triathletes to retirees.

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Urban Adventures Strikes a Promising Chord

  • WHL Group
  • 10 December 2009

After the successful launch of Urban Adventures on October 1, 2009, the business has been moving from strength to strength. The month of November, in particular, was very productive in network growth and technological improvements. Now just 71 days after officially opening our days, there are 28 destinations and 94 adventures live, with new product…

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