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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 April/May 2016
Welcome onboard the April-May 2016 issue of the Go Places™ Magazine - East Africa’s Premier Bi-monthly Travel, Lifestyle, Entertainment and Wine & Dine Guide that keeps you well informed about the latest offerings across the region. As we speed through our 26th year in the industry, we are pleased to see that our innovative digital, print and e-communication platforms continue to be the most preferred choice for Travel, Wine & Dine, Meeting/Conference/Event Venues, Related Hospitality & Tourism Industry Suppliers and Lifestyle Product & Services to directly communicate what they have to offer to the region’s largest base of ‘active’ consumers & buyers.

We congratulate and are proud to welcome Ms. Jacinta Nzioka as the new Acting Managing Director of Kenya Tourism Board after having served as the Director of Marketing with over 15 years experience. In this issue we showcase some of the most important Go Places™ recommended travel-trade events partners from around the globe, which include the; African MICE Expo 2016 (AMEX) @ KICC - Nairobi, WTM Africa (Cape Town 6th-8th April’16), Kilifair Tanzania (3rd-5th June’16), Africa Hotel Investment Forum (Togo 21st-22nd June’16 & AHIF Rwanda 4-6th Oct’16) and the highly-anticipated Chef’s Delight Gala Awards™. Keeping it hospitality we introduce our newest tech-industry partners Samsung Hospitality™ ‘the new global hospitality standard’, keeping hotels more visually connected with their travellers like never before!




  
Travel this April/May 2016
KnowYour Snake 
Twelve per cent of snakes found in Kenya are venomous and though this small number may not be alarming, it is important to know which snakes are dangerous as this may be the difference between life and death while on safari. Although best to avoid these snakes, it’s advisable to recognize them and here’s how…



         
    
Featured Properties and Articles this April/May 2016
              
Wine & Dine April/May 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 April/May
    

Featured Wine & Dine Articles this April/May
      
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 April/May 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 April/May
            

Featured Articles this April/May
        

Offers this April/May
    


Events April/May 2016
Upcoming Events from April and Beyond
AFRICA HOTEL INVESTMENT FORUM AHIF TOGO - 21st to 22nd June 2016  (The Continent’s leading hotel investment conference)
AFRICA HOTEL INVESTMENT FORUM AHIF RWANDA- 5th to 6th October 2016  (The Continent’s leading hotel investment conference)
AVIADEV - 5th to 6th October 2016  (Advancing Africa's Connectivity)
WORLD TRAVEL MARKET AFRICA - 6th to 8th April (Discover the World)
KILIFAIR - 3rd to 5th June 2016 (Boosting Tanzania Tourism)

             
        



Movies April/May 2016

Sharing Moments
         
SKAL NAIROBI DECEMBER 2015 - LUNCH AT RADISSON BLU HOTEL, NAIROBI 


SKAL NAIROBI JANUARY 2016 - COCKTAIL AT NAIROBI SERENA HOTEL


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.


Sports
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
EDWARD MAYA LIVE IN NAIROBI - DINING EXPERIENCE WITH GO PLACES KENYA
 
 


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