Kenya safari..

Old Jan 19th 2007, 2:42 am
Dave Patterson
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[email protected] wrote:

> No interesting markets or neighborhoods or architecture?

In the far north suburbs there is indeed a market at the Village Market
shopping center on Fridays - it's a terrific experience! The markets
in town that serve the local population are not especially dangerous places
to visit, but a tourist might feel vulnerable and very conspicuous.
In other words, not a lot of fun. And, an easy target for purse-snatchers,
fanny-pack grabbers, etc.
Old Jan 19th 2007, 8:58 pm
Pat Anderson
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In message <[email protected]>, Rita Daggett
<[email protected]> writes
>> Rita,
>> We arrived in Nairobi for the first time on November 14th. 1979 and I
>> and my son lived in the Panafric hotel for three months, Stuart went to
>> boarding school in the following January whilst I stayed on after that.
>> During our stay I regularly walked down into town and did so during the
>> late eighties with no problem as well. We haven`t been to Kenya since
>> 1999 but will go again sometime. I`m still in touch with Nairobi friends
>> and they still operate as normal but going out in a taxi or car at night
>> is a must. As for keeping windows closed at traffic lights, yes, that
>> must be done, I do know of someone who had their necklace pulled off at
>> the lights.
>> Interesting to share feed back!
>> Pat.
>> --
>> Pat Anderson
>I must check what time of year we were there! We stayed at the Panafric on
>two subsequent visits - the last time it had had a whole new wing added but
>the front was exactly the same. Last time in Nairobi (enroute to and from
>Tanzania) we decided to go posh and stayed at the Norfolk!
We have stayed in touch with one of the managers of the Panafric,
Patrick Kimani, all these years, he now runs his own business. The
Panafric had lots of interesting people staying there, "The Flame Trees
of Thika" was being made at that time with the cast staying there, also
there were conferences of Sudanese leaders plus government people etc,
never a dull moment!
I have eaten at the front restaurant with friends and that was changed.
I used to have lunch in the Norfolk, look in the shops and I used to
love the Aviary, which sadly had gone last time we were there. Another
favourite was African Heritage with it`s interesting products and the
Swahili food in the restaurant.
Pat Anderson

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