1. Candlelit seafood in Ali Barbour’s Cave
Ali Barbour’s Cave in Kenya is thought to nearly 200,000 years old! Sitting 10m below ground level the natural holes within the coral cave give diners a view up to the starts above, in addition to being beautifully lit with lanterns and lights it truly provides an enchanting dining experience.
The restaurant is designed in traditional Swahili style and specialises in seafood and steak and gets rave reviews all around.
2. Have breakfast with the giraffes at Giraffe Manor
Location: Suburbs of Nairobi
Giraffe Manor is home to a number of endangered Rothschild giraffes,
It also runs a breeding programme to reintroduce breeding pairs back into the wild to secure the future of the subspecies.
Built-in 1932 it now operates as a private hotel where guests can feed the giraffe from their breakfast table, through the front door, and out of their 2nd story bedroom window.
Over the years the Manor has welcomed guests such as Mick Jagger, Brooke Shields and Richard Branson!
3. Ride an ostrich at the Maasai Ostrich Farm
Location 1 hour outside of Nairobi on the Athi River/ Kitengela plains.
Enjoy your meal in the beautiful gardens of mixed wild and exotic plants surrounded by these incredible giant birds. Their special char-grilled fillet is famous for its low cholesterol. If you dare you can even try and ride one – They have entertained Royalties and Presidents alike!
4. Fresh local fish at Tilapia Beach,
A modest yet simple and peaceful setting located on the shores of Lake Victoria – one of the largest freshwater lakes on earth.
Tip – try eating local style with your fingers and then follow it down with a nice cold Tuska (local beer).
5. Charlie Claw’s Restaurant, Wasini Island
Location – just off the coast of Mombassa
Wasini Island on this tranquil island (no cars!) where you’ll find ancient mosques, tombs, amazing coral formations, mangroves. It is also a fantastic area of bird watching.
The restaurant and gardens of Charlie Claw’s overlooks the shimmering mountains of Tanzania. Surrounded by small bays and sandy beaches, artisans can still be found repairing the remaining wooden craft using traditional tools.
6. Local style at Marthas Guest House
Location: Marthas Guest House, just outside of Kisumu
To experience real traditional Kenyan food there is no better place than in the midst of a true Kenyan community.
While at Marthas Guest House you can head out to the local market to barter for your goat, before bringing it home to prepare the ugali (soft maize flour) with our in house team.
Enjoy with your friends or invite the neighbours over to share