✈ Go Places ‘Top Recommended’ Services & Experiences in Kenya this Season ✈

A broad overview of what’s on offer in Kenya these days …
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Your Seasonal Guide to Kenya’s
‘Top Recommended’ Services & Experiences… All in your Inbox!!
Welcome to Go Places™ Lifestyle, your seasonal guide to the top recommended lifestyle products, services & experiences in Kenya – a selection you will also exclusively find in your bi-monthly copy of the Go Places™ Magazine. So avoid spending hours on the internet, because what you’re searching for is right here!!

What you will find below… explore what *Kenya’s ‘must-join’ Sporting Social ClubWadi Degla has in store for you, find out why flying into or through Nairobi just got a whole lot more fun & efficient with *JKIA’s Terminal 1A & 1E, spend a couple of sunny days at *East Africa’s Leading Beach Resort & Spa the Sarova® Whitesands (also winners of two 2016 World Luxury Spa Awards™ this season!!), take a trip to Naivasha’s most sought-after country club the newly upgraded *Lake Naivasha Country Club with Sun Africa Hotels, escape to *Kenya’s Most Exclusive Private Island Retreat the awe-inspiring Rusinga Island Lodge, go in search off *Kisumu’s Best and come up trumps with our partners the Acacia Premier, travel to *An Enchanting & Authentic Swahili-styled Escape in Mombasa the Tamarind® Villagea great alternative for travellers seeking a more private coastal hideaway (with great dining experiences & a casino too..), *Venture off on a Culinary Journey throughout Kenya with our recommended hotel group partners Sun Africa Hotels new Group Executive Chef Dario Aloiso, *A Luxurious Safari Adventure Awaits off the Beaten Track in the ‘land of the born-free’ with Sarova® Shaba Game Lodge in Samburu, stop by for a ‘spot of tea’ at Sarova® Stanley’s Thorn Tree Café in Nairobi and find out why *One-Indulgent-Piece-of-Cake-Truly-Deserves-Another! and so much more!!

WADI DEGLA – GO PLACES™ RECOMMENDED SPORTING SOCIAL
CLUBS OF THE SEASON
As we draw nearer to the exciting opening of the first international sports & social club by Wadi Degla in Nairobi, this season we speak to Kenya’s Country Manager Joseph Reda, and get an exclusive in-depth insight into what you can expect as a member. We find out that a ‘Community of Champions’ is not just a phrase that is lightly thrown around, but more profoundly it is a true testament and reflection of the international sporting social clubs prowess as a global leader. With professional sports academies including Kenya’s first-ever certified Arsenal Soccer School, to swimming programs by Swim America, the Wakihuri Athletics Academy, to the WD Darwish Squash Academy and the WD Tennis Academy, each run by professionally certified coaches that have produced some of the world’s leading sports stars – you could very soon see Kenyan’s at the top of the sporting world in every discipline. This together with a host of private business & leisure facilities ideal for the whole family, and with a one-time membership payment that lasts 99yrs (with no additional or extra charges) allowing you free access to any Wadi Degla club globally… Do not get left behind, Join the Community!! TO FIND OUT HOW YOU, YOUR COMPANY, FAMILY MEMBERS AND YOUR CHILDREN CAN ENROLL, VISIT: WWW.WADIDEGLA.CO.KE OR CALL +254 792 888 888
JOMO KENYATTA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, NAIROBI
NEW STATE-OF-THE-ART TERMINALS *1A & *1E
This season the Go Places™ travel teams venture into Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi’s new state-of-the-art arrival terminals 1A & 1E. We find out that the KAA (Kenya Airports Authority) has once again achieved something truly tremendous, living upto their motto of “setting sights high”. What awaits are not only monumental structures, but more importantly, efficient and functional ones with greatly improved passenger experiences that almost make you want to travel into or through JKIA Nairobi even more often. Guaranteeing both operational efficiency, as well as, boosting security which is key to it achieving internationally acclaimed aviation standards, the two new terminals have a cumulative annual capacity of 5 million passengers, with Terminal 1A dedicated to Sky Team partners, and Terminal 1E to International Arrivals. These landmarks represent a critical part of the modernization and expansion of facilities at JKIA and will contribute significantly to JKIA’s capacity to handle increased passenger traffic. TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT KAA’S AIRPORTS AND EXPANSION PLANS, VISIT: WWW.KAA.GO.KE
SAROVA WHITESANDS ®– GO PLACES™ HIGHLY-RECOMMENDED
BEACH RESORT & SPA OF THE SEASON
List the region’s best beach resorts and one name almost inevitably always comes to mind, our highly-recommended partners the 5-star Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort & Spa. This is simply because when you paint a ‘perfect’ picture of a fun-filled family vacation, a romantic beach getaway, a corporate or social group retreat, enchanting beachside weddings & honeymoons, or even business trips to the Kenyan North Coast; nothing comes close to what this Sarova Resort has to offer. Elegantly set on one of the very best beachfronts on the African continent, spectacular sea front, pool or garden view rooms and suites with all the amenities one could ask for, amazing ‘wine & dine’ experiences, a heavenly award-winning spa (winners of the ‘2’ World Luxury Spa Awards™ this year), 4 outdoor swimming pools, a fully-fledged water sports center, a kids club, lots of entertainment and activities, and even landing grounds for helicopters… the world-renowned Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort & Spa outstandingly ticks all the right boxes, and yet still manages to offer travellers much much more… CHECK OUT THERE SPECIAL SEASON RATES OF ONLY 5,500PP/SHARING!! TO MAKE YOUR BOOKINGS TODAY CALL CENTRAL RESERVATIONS ON +254 709 111 000 OR VISIT: WWW.SAROVAHOTELS.COM
THE ALL-NEW ‘LAKE NAIVASHA COUNTRY CLUB’ – GO PLACES™ HIGHLY-RECOMMENDED GETAWAY OF THE SEASON
Steeped in history as a colonial-styled retreat and a popular staging post for ‘Imperial Airways Flying Boat Service’ from South Africa to London in the 1930’s, the recently renovated Lake Naivasha Country Club has been transformed into an even more stunning lakeside property. In line with Sun Africa Hotels mandate of continuously working to provide their guests the very best, the recent upgrade now offers an even more outstanding array of luxurious and cozy accommodation options that perfectly suit the needs of today’s worldly travellers, large manicured and expansive lawns set against the beautiful backdrop of Lake Naivasha, spectacular ‘wine & dine’ experiences crafted by some of the very best culinary professionals in the region, superb meeting-conference-event venue facilities (making this an excellent retreat for both social and corporate groups), world-class hospitality & the very best in personalized service, lots of activities (ideal for a fun filled family getaway), and so much more… TO BOOK THIS HIGHLY-RECOMMENDED GETAWAY EXPERIENCE NOW, CALL: +254703048000 OR VISIT: WWW.SUNAFRICAHOTELS.COM TODAY!!
RUSINGA ISLAND LODGE – THE GO PLACES™ EXCLUSIVE ISLAND
RETREAT OF THE SEASON
Ever wondered what it would be like to just switch off and spend a couple of days on an exclusive island in the lap of luxury as your every need & want is tended to, well look no further… Elegantly perched atop a private island surrounded by the calming blue waters of Lake Victoria, sits the highly-recommended award winning Rusinga Island Lodge – an exquisite, remote & tranquil retreat that almost effortlessly combines the true beauty of nature, luxurious guest amenities, and world-class hospitality & service to form a breath taking island escape like no other on the continent. From beautifully tended lawns that stretch out to the water’s edge, to a stunning range of private accommodation options to choose from, sumptuous ‘wine & dine’ experiences in the most picturesque of settings (How about a romantic dinner on the jetty by the lakeside?), indulgent spa treatments, a plethora of water sports and activities (including fishing and safaris in the Ruma National Park), and so much more… Take a trip to the magical Rusinga Island Lodge this season, and reawaken your soul! TO BOOK THIS AMAZING ISLAND ESCAPE TODAY CALL + 254 (20) 2531314/5 / 716 055924 / 734 402932 / 733 121148 OR VISIT: WWW.RUSINGA.COM
ACACIA PREMIER, KISUMU – GO PLACES™ RECOMMENDED
KISUMU HOTEL OF THE SEASON
Situated within the prime leafy suburbs of Milimani in Kisumu straddling the picturesque shores of Lake Victoria sits the elegant RESERVATIONS OR VISIT WWW.ACACIAPREMIER.COM
TAMARIND ®VILLAGE, MOMBASA – GO PLACES™ RECOMMENDED
MOMBASA HOTEL OF THE SEASON
With awe-inspiring oceanfront views overlooking Mombasa’s picturesque Old Town on Tudor Creek, our highly-recommended partners ‘RESERVATIONS.VILLAGE OR VISIT: WWW.TAMARIND.CO.KE/TAMARIND-VILLAGE
SUN AFRICA HOTELS ® A CULINARY JOURNEY AWAITS WITH NEW GROUP EXECUTIVE CHEF DARIO (CHEFS DELIGHT™ AWARDS WINNER)
Sicilian born Chef Dario Aloisio joins our highly-recommended hotel group partners Sun Africa Hotels this season as the new Group Executive Chef. The renowned Italian culinary genius and previous chart topping Chefs Delight™ Awards Winner has been a well-known face on Nairobi’s restaurant scene for over 8 years now. Based at the groups Sovereign Suites Hotel in Nairobi, Dario brings a wealth of experience and passion ‘to the table’ with over 24 years in the industry, and having worked in leading restaurant kitchens around the world including Italy, UK, Spain, Germany, the US and ofcourse Kenya. We congratulate Chef Dario on his new appointment! DO NOT MISS OUT CHEF DARIO’s HIGHLY-RECOMMENDED CULINARY EXPERIENCES… TO MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS AT ANY SUN AFRICA HOTEL CALL+254 703 048 000 OR VISIT WWW.SUNAFRICAHOTELS.COM
SAROVA ® SHABA – TAKE A SAFARI OFF THE BEATEN TRACK TO THE LAND OF THE BORN-FREE
This season take a safari off the beaten track. In the arid deep North of Kenya lies the Shaba National Reserve. Built within an oasis around the natural terrain of this breathtaking volcanic desert, the Sarova Shaba Lodge offers guests luxurious chalet-style rooms overlooking the Ewaso Nyiro River, which animals use as a natural watering hole and where spring water has been harnessed to ribbon its way in and all around the property. Coupled with a large free-form swimming pool, all this refreshing water lends to an almost magical zen-like landscape and oasis like no other. Activities to indulge in include bird-watching to camel safaris, and exclusive viewing decks along the river to watch the feeding crocodiles. Enjoy! TO MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS TODAY CALL: +254 709 111 000 OR VISIT WWW.SAROVAHOTELS.COM
SAROVA® STANLEY NAIROBI– THORN TREE CAFÉ’s CAKE & COFFEE SPECIALS…
For year’s our highly-recommended partners Sarova® Hotels have been at the very forefront of culinary excellence & innovation in Kenya, and playing centre-stage to all of this is the legendary Thorn Tree Café With a team of chefs that have a penchant for almost reading our minds, Sarova Stanley Nairobi brings you a cake and coffee special like no other! A special 2-for-1 cake and coffee offer awaits, because let’s face it one indulgent piece of cake truly deserves another!! The renowned Thorn Tree is an ‘open air’ continental cuisine bistro-style pavement café, most famous for its message board located at the centre of the restaurant (Kenya’s first makeshift post box) where travellers once left mail pinned to the tree’s trunk, lending to its fascinating history and ambience. This elegant eatery features a new eclectic menu (with some old favorites) all expertly prepared and plated by some of the very best chefs in the region – and remains the perfect venue for friends, family and business meet-ups whilst in the Nairobi’s CBD. FOR TABLE RESERVATIONS CALL +254 719 048 182 TODAY!!
TURTLE BAY BEACH CLUB, WATAMU, KENYA – GO PLACES™ RECOMMENDED ALL-INCLUSIVE BEACH RESORT OF THE SEASON
This season escape to sunny Watamu, Kenya to our highly-recommended partner beach destination ‘Turtle Bay Beach Club’. From spectacular silky-sand beachfronts, 2 beachfront pools, an animation team to keep your days filled with fun & laughter, a water sports centre, great rooms, delectable cuisine (be sure to try out The Blue Turtle Restaurant) and so much more!! Look no further than Turtle Bay for a truly spectacular beach getaway… FOR RESERVATIONS CALL: (+254-42) 2332003 / 2332226 / 2332622, + 254 721 830604, +254 734 601066 OR VISIT: WWW.TURTLEBAYKENYA.COM. FOLLOW OUR ALL-INCLUSIVE BEACH RESORT PARTNERS ON FACEBOOK & TWITTER
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