Nairobi notebook

Jackson Biko is our man about town.

GoingOut_ElephahntsSave an elephant from your seat
Pioneering conservation organisation, The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust specialises in orphan-elephant rehabilitation. So far over 150 infant elephants have been hand-raised here. This can’t be said enough – the elephants in Kenya are staring at extinction. You can shake your head and order for more coffee, or you can do something to avert this crisis. Save an infant:

Luxury at home: Tribe Hotel’s Presidential Suites
Picture a one-bedroomed-suite overlooking a protected natural wetland. A living room, dining table, 60-inch plasma TV with BOSE lifestyle sound system, 300-thread-count sheets on a king bed in a master bedroom and a private balcony. Diplomats, presidents, prime ministers, oil magnates and the uber-important have stayed here, for a reason. And the reason might be that it’s just not a room in a hotel, it’s luxury at home.

Nairobi traffic can be nightmarish, getting to your destination fast requires aggressiveness and quick thinking. But if you are too tired for that, you can always follow these guys on Twitter. They tell you where all the traffic jams are so that you don’t waste time in one.

Home to celebrated great women, namely: Irene Mutungi, Kenya Airways Pilot and the FIRST African female Boeing 787 Dreamliner Captain; Wangari Maathai, the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize winner, and Lupita Ny’ongo, the 2014 Oscars winner…why do you love Kenya?