Nairobi Hotels and Activities


Nov 4th, 2005, 12:36 PM
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cooncat, you will look beautiful because you will be so happy!

But you might be too exhausted to venture out of the airport.
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That's one of my favorite moments of the film! What does Blor say to her, was it "you've changed your hair"?
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Sure do. Karen was ruff!
In comparison, we all look a heck of a lot better.
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I believe that is exactly what he says! I love that scene as well.
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Nov 4th, 2005, 07:20 PM
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No worries about the "hijacking!" I like reading all the posts and learning. I can't wait for my trip!!!
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Nov 5th, 2005, 05:27 AM
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I’m a vegetarian and I’ve been to the Carnivore, though it wasn’t my idea. It wasn’t a problem because I see people eating meat every day, even game meat, but I find this interest in eating African game meat after your safari slightly bizarre. It’s “farmed” game meat and not illegal bush meat from poaching, but who controls that? And, if I were a wild animal I’d rather be poached than farmed. People who feel the need to stuff themselves with meat can do that at a fraction of the price at any nyama choma place. Unfortunately, you might get bush meat there as well.

The Karen Blixen Museum, Sheldrick’s and Giraffe Centre are all worth seeing, and there’s a big chance of seeing black rhinos in Nairobi NB.

Is there anyone here who doesn’t like Out of Africa?

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Nov 5th, 2005, 08:57 AM
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Hi Nyamera! Most everyone I know is a meat eater; it's just that the Carnivore is not the kind of atmosphere I want to go out of my way to experience, if you get my drift. To each their own... I agree and find it a bit odd that folks travel all the way to Africa to see and photograph the animals, and then sit down to skewer of them! But again, to each their own and I mean no offense!
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Nov 5th, 2005, 08:58 AM
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<<then sit down to A skewer of them.... >>
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Nov 5th, 2005, 10:17 AM
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I don't see what is bizarre about eating game meat after a safari, any more than it would be strange to eat venison back in the US. Carnivore cetainly isn't the only restaurant serving game meat in Africa. I had a wonderful evening at Boma in Vic Falls several years ago (the warthog was very good), and the medallions of ostrich at our hotel restaurant was one of the best meals I have ever eaten. After viewing sable antelope in Hwange NP, we returned to the lodge for lunch and found sable on the menu at the buffet.

Certainly Carnivore wouldn't be my choice if I were vegetarian, and yes, it is touristy. But why not have a bit of fun while on holiday? Go the the Tamarind or eat in the hotel if you prefer, but frankly you can find restaurants like that everywhere. There is only one (actually two) Carnivore - Nairobi and Jo'burg.
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Nov 6th, 2005, 10:48 AM
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Palacina is a wonderful place!! It has a restaurant attached called "The Moonflower" which is where I had my first "date" with my girlfriend. It's an oasis! Great place! Although the road too and from is a bit bumpy.

Yes... Haandi is great.
There're a few really good Indian restaurants... but I went to one place. I think it's called "The Courtyard" (but perhaps someone from Nairobi can give the proper name and directions?) where there were maybe a dozen food outlets and you sit.. and waiters from each place take food orders. 4 people will eat for the price of 1 at the Haandi.During the day you could go to Village Market (it has a food court and a cinema and lots of shops including some craft shops).

There're so many great restaurants.

But if you are a meat eater.. Holiday Inn on Thursdays is "as much as you can eat" spare ribs day.

I will be there on Thursday if you are passing by!! (10th Nov)
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Nov 6th, 2005, 01:04 PM
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I can't remember the name of the Indian restaurant in the Intercontinental Hotel in Nairobi, but I thought it was SPECTACULAR. I'm a vegetarian who loves Indian food, and this was some of the very best I've ever had (including meals in India). After dinner the first night, I ate there every night!
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