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    • Family Fun Day & Bazaar at Karura Forest February 7, 2017
    • Yoga, Wine & Chocolate! January 16, 2017
      Join us for a journey of inner peace and delicious flavours! Yoga, Wine & Chocolate! Enjoy a relaxing Yoga class, renew your mind and body with this calming practice. Followed by 4 amazing Israeli wines & 4 incredible Chocolates from “say it with Chocolate” 27.1.17, Friday, 7 pm At the Africa Yoga Project Tickets: 3,200 ksh  Tickets […]
    • This week’s new movies January 13, 2017
      Check out the latest releases of movies from Kenya Buzz this week!    
    • The play of the year? January 12, 2017
      Davina Leonard, star of 2016 Sanaa Theatre Awards Best Tragedy A Man Like You, is back this year with a one-person stage show Every Brilliant Thing directed by the great John Sibi-Okumu. With a series of shows scheduled for February, this will be the first remarkable theatre offering of 2017 in Nairobi. The hour long […]
      Please Join us for the Superb Paint Ball Festival and Ndovu Fun Day. On arrival: we will commence with Introductions, Fun Games and Team Building. We will then proceed with the awesome paint ball festival. Preamble: Paintball is an exciting recreational game played year round. There are many different types of games played, including elimination, capture […]
    • Alfajiri Street kids art – starting Friday 28th October October 27, 2016
    • Explore the Forest October 18, 2016

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Top 10 things you learn when you move to Kenya

Posted on February 8th, 2017

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Unfamiliar with Kenyan Cowboys? No idea where to live in Nairobi and clueless about the local slang? Here are some top tips for expats On every safari, trip to the coast or evening in, there is a frantic rush to make a cocktail and watch that famous African sunset with awe Photo: Tony Karumba/AFP Having lived in several different countries growing up, with family roots stretching back to England, I can’t imagine living anywhere else in the world but Kenya. It’s a country that captures you when you arrive and never really leaves you. I have seen countless friends come and go: those whose families work for the UN, NGOs and embassies who can only stay as long as their posting allows, new families and budding entrepreneurs. I have watched as they try to adapt to the country, seen their exasperation as things happen very slowly and I have seen them … Continue reading

Miscellaneous Ramblings by TCB

Posted on February 2nd, 2017


A small niggle, but a growing one that I need to share. Coming out into traffic from a Java Coffee House recently, I was harassed by a white Land Cruiser with red number plates. The traffic was heavy; he’d have to wait his turn. Then with blaring siren and red and blue flashing lights he made his case to push-in, I then made my car as wide as possible, as one does. Mounting the curb, and missing me by inches away he went. Well, I’m assuming it was a he; these armoured Land Cruisers have a heavy tint on the windows so you cannot see the driver or the occupants. This same lot, run a convoy system of at least of two to three vehicles, with sirens a blaring and lights a flashing, without regard for the rules of our Kenyan roads. If there was a Kenyan police escort perhaps … Continue reading

Moving here? What to expect from Kenya Schools.

Posted on January 25th, 2017

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Moving here? What to expect from Kenya schools – by Africa Expat Wives Club Worried about what to expect from schools in Kenya? Hopefully everything you need to know is in this post – an unofficial guide to schools in Kenya. It’s a primary concern when considering any overseas move. What are the schools like there? Will they have space for my kids? What are the costs?  In Kenya, a expect a culturally diverse pupil body and an outdoorsy school experience for your kids with plenty of field sports and fun. Apologies if you already know all of this but this post is ‘by popular demand’ from readers who are thinking of moving here. Enjoy this (unofficial) good school guide. Fees. (Costs per term. There are 3 terms per year). Kindergarten:  expect to pay between 200,000 – 300,000 Kenya shillings per term (£1,600-2,400/$1,925-2,890) for ages 2-5. There is usually a sliding scale … Continue reading