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Residents offer at stunning Kipalo Hills

Posted on June 11th, 2018

The School Holidays are here once again! Kipalo Hills Camp  is the place to be – a Fantastic Getaway for Family Only 3 hours from Nairobi via the SGR! Unbelievable Offer Calling all Residents 24,500 KES FOR TWO NIGHTS FULL BOARD   ( Children 12750 Kes For two nights) Includes : Walking Safari, Game Drives in the Conservancy & transfers from Voi Train Station For your bookings please contact [email protected] or call 0720772319.

TCB’s Miscellaneous Ramblings April-May 2018

Posted on April 24th, 2018

I’ve just heard the news that British Airways is closing its office and laying-off its entire staff here in Nairobi on 30th June. Its customers in the region have long had to rely solely on BA.com or alternatively a call centre in a far flung land. You’ll recall them closing their offices to their customers here last year, so I suppose this is not really a surprise. For travel agents that supported BA over many years, they too will now have to brave call centres somewhere to the east of us. Person to person relationships developed over many years between agent and airline are no more. You might not know it but BA have some brilliant long serving staff here in Nairobi – as you’d image they were shattered by this news. One of the advantages of using a travel agent was that they could always speak to the airlines, … Continue reading

7 things I wish I’d known before moving to Nairobi

Posted on April 24th, 2018

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I moved to Nairobi a while ago and here are some of things I wish I’d known before moving here. Nairobi is surprisingly expensive Call me naive but when I moved to Kenya, I thought it would be really cheap as Africa is insensitively labelled ‘poor’ and ‘developing’ in Western news. Therefore I thought items that I’m used to back in the UK would be around the same or lower in Kenya. That is not the case, and western items and groceries tend to be very high. For example I bought salted butter the other day in a large well stocked supermarket for 750kes ($7.50)…7 dollars and 50 cents, for butter? I could buy 7 blocks of that back home. And whilst that may be true, it’s all about restructuring your grocery buying to fit the different costs. Other items you’ll find expensive are dairy products, seeds and healthy food … Continue reading