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Welcome To Kenya
Lying on the eastern coast of Africa, Kenya is one of the world’s best tourist destinations. Kenya is globally celebrated for her scenic topography, wide array of wildlife, beautiful coastline and her friendly & hospitable people. Kenya borders Tanzania to the south, Uganda to the west, Somalia to the East and Sudan to the North. This is the land where the big five: lions, elephants, rhinos, leopards and buffalos still roam free in their natural habitat. This is the land of Maasai Mara, the stage for the wildebeest migration, one of the seven wonders of the modern world.

What's up in Feb/Mar 2016
Welcome onboard this year’s scintillating 2nd edition of the Go Places™ Magazine - East Africa’s Premier Travel, Lifestyle, Entertainment and Wine & Dine guide. We hope this New Year has been as exciting to all of our loyal Go Places™ readers and partners as it has been for us… As Go Places™ cruises past ‘quarter of a decade’, into its 26th year of success! We are pleased to see that our digital, print and various other engaging platforms for Travel, Wine & Dine and Meeting/ Conference/Event Venues continue to be the obvious choice for industry establishments to communicate what they have to offer - directly to their consumers & buyers.

In this edition, we are proud to welcome back the Cabinet Secretary of the Ministry of Tourism Hon. Najib Balala and see him back at the helm of Kenya’s ever-developing tourism industry, and together with the Managing Director of Kenya Tourism Board Mr. Muriithi Ndegwa; we are surely on the path to reclaiming our position as Africa’s No.1 destination of choice. Without deviating from our cause, in this issue we showcase some of the most important travel-trade events on the globe that Go Places™ has been proud to have partnered with, some of these include the; AMEX @ KICC, Nairobi (23rd - 25th March ’16), Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF Togo 5-6th April ’16, AHIF Rwanda 4-6th October ‘16), WTM Africa (Cape Town 6-8th April ‘16), the Chefs Delight Awards™ Programme and many more.

Travel this Feb/Mar 2016
Know your Giraffes
So here’s a look at the species in Eastern & Southern Africa
Eastern and Southern Africa is a flurry of activity whilst on safari, with herds of animals constantly grazing throughout the days and into the evenings too, all peacefully co-existing on same savannahs under the wild African skies. Amidst the myriad of light and dark browns, an eyecatching almost floral mural pattern suddenly comes into sight, but looming way above the rest; a long-necked ‘Giraffe’ lazily munching away at the tree-line. Native to Africa, there are nine different types of giraffe, with every sub-species displaying a varying pelt of spots and each with distinct features & differences which helping you distinguish one from the other

Featured Properties and Articles this Feb Mar 2016
Wine & Dine Feb/Mar 2016
Love, Romance & Indian Food
Brought to you by the Clay Oven Restaurant, Nairobi
A great restaurant is at the very center of a day where couples celebrate true love, like Valentines, and on many lunch and dinner dates thereafter… So choosing the right restaurant or dining experience is most definitely at the very top of the list! For many this is a daunting task, not only are we looking for the perfect menu with a great selection of ‘deliciously inspiring’ dishes that truly hit the spot, but an almost magical ambience that pleasantly sets the tone & mood, and yes location is ofcourse very important too...
That’s why we recommend something a lot more exciting, an Indian restaurant that surely ticks all the right boxes and more... The Clay Oven restaurant has been the center piece to many romantic meals, where elegant red interiors (perfect for valentines), a charming outdoor terrace, mouth-watering gourmet meals and unwavering high standards of service, all come together to form a quiet and intimate setting – where romance truly comes alive.

Featured Restaurants this Feb/Mar

Featured Wine & Dine Articles this Feb/Mar
Chefs Delight Awards and Bar & MixologyAwards 2016 Presentation of ‘Quality Experience & Quality Service’ Plaques

Brought to you by International Quality Awards Limited
Upon the successful completion of training and the implementation of participating restaurants, bars & lounges using the Chefs Delight™ Awards Mobile App as the best indicators that show them exactly what their paying customers think about their experiences - the International Quality Awards Ltd. (IQAL) training teams presented each nominated establishment with a prestigious plaque. The proudly displayed plaques indicate to the outlets customers, their commitment to providing them with ‘quality experiences’ and ‘quality service’ every time they visit… Wow now that’s a game changer for Kenya’s food & beverage service industry, so make sure you look out for establishments that display these plaques and ensure that you grade your experience everytime you dine at these restaurant. Ask the service staff to provide you with a voting card. 

Instructions on how to download the Mobile App, click on the mobile image below to see the video.


Lifestyle Feb/Mar 2016
This Season of buy a gift that will keep you both smiling all year round…
No such gift you say, well we have just what you’re looking for!

Let’s face it, apart from all the expensive gifts, chocolates, romantic dinners, out-of-town escapades and so much more we do to show our partners we love them this valentines, and the many other special occasions throughout the year – if we are truly honest with ourselves, all that tends to fade away as soon as we get back into the groove of our busy lives, right?

So here are just some reasons why a new cuddly mattress for the two of you, could say ‘I Love You’, all year round: ....
Advertised Lifestlye products this Feb/Mar

Featured Articles this Feb/Mar

Offers this Feb/Mar

Events Feb/Mar 2016
Upcoming Events from Feb and Beyond
STUDY IN CANADA FAIR 12th & 13 Feb 2016 (Canada the key to your future)
AMEX NAIROB 2016 23rd to 25th March 2016 (Ultimate M.I.C.E event in East Africa)
AFRICA HOTEL INVESTMENT FORUM AHIF TOGO - 5th to 6th April 2016  (The Continent’s leading hotel investment conference)
WORLD TRAVEL MARKET AFRICA - 6th to 8th April (Discover the World)
AFRICA HOTEL INVESTMENT FORUM AHIF RWANDA- 5th to 6th October 2016  (The Continent’s leading hotel investment conference)



Movies Feb/Mar 2016

Sharing Moments


Tourism Cabinet Secretary, Najib Balala skydived onto Watamu Beach where he released a rehabilitated turtle into the Indian Ocean

The Official Launch of English Point Marina (the first Marina in East Africa) took place on the 12th of January 2016, commissioned by none other than His Excellency the President of the Republic of Kenya, Honorable Uhuru Kenyatta

As usual the Go Places teams bring you the very latest on what’s going on in Kenya’s Budding Hospitality and Tourism Industry, and here’s a peek into what you can expect from Radisson Blu Hotel, Nairobi Upper Hill. This is what we experienced first-hand when we were onsite at the Official Opening of this iconic hotel...

The Kenya Association of Women in Tourism (KAWT) marked the end of 2015 in style with a fabulous cocktail party, at the Villa Rosa Kempinski, Nairobi.

The American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) held a cocktail party at KICC Nairobi on January 19th 2016

Sarova Panafric Nairobi hosted an age-old Christmas tradition the famous ‘Sarova Cake Mixing Ceremony’ on Thursday 17th November, 2015 to kick off the festive season celebrations.

As usual the Go Places™ teams bring to you only the very best & most highly-recommended hot spots in Nairobi… And here it is! The Wet Lounge located in the Bollywood Casino at the Royal Orchid Azure Hotel, Nairobi

Our highly-recommended partners Nairobi Serena Hotel spread their Christmas cheer, with the lighting up of young lives ceremony during the festive period in 2015

Here’s an exclusive look into our partners Brew Bistro’s newest experiential outlet ‘The Brew Bistro and Lounge Rooftop’ located in Fortis Towers on Woodvale Grove, Westlands, Nairobi.

Go Places™ highly-recommended restaurant partners; The Black Gold Cafe at Panari Hotel, Nairobi launched an amazing New Menu on the 19th of January 2016.

Our highly-recommended partners the Panari Hotel invited guests to ‘Discover the Flavors of Single Malt Whisky’ at the Ruby Lounge on the 3rd of December 2015, hosted by Brand Ambassador Alex Kavita.

Samsung East Africa successfully launched the new technologically advanced Samsung Gear S2 smartwatch featuring - minimal and intuitive design, and a classic feel with a modern sophisticated look. The colorful launch on the 3rd of December 2015, took place at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Nairobi.

Awesome Line-Up Of English Premier League Games (Feb’16 – April’16)
For all you Go Places™ footy fans out there get ready for an exciting line-up of scintillating games in the Barclays EPL this season…Games (Feb’16 – April’16)
ATP World Tour Masters 1000, Miami, Florida (23rd March To 3rd April)
A favorite amongst players & fans the 12 day Miami Open (presented by Itaú), from the 23rd of March to the 3rd of April 2016, unveils the top men’s and women’s players in the world to compete on hard court surfaces
AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am (11th-14th February 2016)
One of the most exciting events on the PGA TOUR, the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am is contested annually in front of over 150,000 spectators and millions of television viewers on three of the Monterey Peninsula’s premier golf courses:
World Golf Championships - Cadillac Championship(3rd - 6th March 2016)
The 2016 World Golf Championships - Cadillac Championship the first world championship of the year, will be played on the Blue Monster Course at Trump National Doral, in Doral, Florida.

Go Places TV
Chefs Delight Kenya Gala and Awards Ceremony by Mashariki Mix
Baileys Month of Love with Go Places Kenya 14th Feb to 23rd Feb 2014

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