Quite possibly one of the most amazing and beautiful locations in Africa is Kenya. Tucked away on the Indian Ocean coast between Somalia, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Sudan, and Uganda, this eastern African country is simply packed with sights and sounds for every level of adventure. There are over a dozen national parks within Kenya, testament to the rich diversity of the countryside, and the abundance of African flora and fauna. This is safari paradise, and any traveler wishing to experience a safari for the first time should most certainly start in Kenya.
While the country is accessible to all levels of travelers, it is still a developing country. As such, amenities outside of the major cities will be sparse at best, and some travelers will find themselves in shock at the level of poverty that Kenyans regularly live in. In addition, the political climate has changed somewhat since 2008, and visitors should be aware that tensions can be high in certain areas. Precautions should be taken, and always travel with a group if possible. Take malaria pills with you, make sure your yellow fever vaccination is current, and do everything possible to protect yourself from mosquitoes, as they are very real threat because of the diseases they can carry.
The cultural experience within Kenya is like no other on earth. The people are friendly, the food is divine, and the experience is one in a million. However, the reason people come to see Kenya is for the national parks, and the safaris. Tourism is a staple industry within the country, and visitors have access to everything from the rainforests of Kakamega to the beaches along the Indian Ocean to the grasslands of the Masai Mara. People can visit the Marine National Park along the coastline, or head inland to the Tsavo National Park, one of the best places in all of Africa to see creatures such as lions, elephants, leopards and wildebeests.
Nightlife in Kenya
Nairobi, Mombasa and Malindi have some lively nightclubs, which offer a wide range of music and atmospheres. A tempting array of gigs are on offer and the mix of warm, tropical breezes, great music (often under the stars) can be an exciting mix.
List of night venues in Kenya:
Florida 2000 Discotheque, also well-known as 'F2', is located on Moi Avenue and is Nairobi’s most popular disco. It’s very comfortable inside with sofas and many separate bars. The audience is varied with locals mixing with tourists and expats from all over the world.
Telephone254 222 290 36
Clubarn - Nairobi Ngog Racecourse, Nairobi
Clubarn is located inside Ngong Race course and is a very popular place among the local residents. It is partitioned into different areas, a main disco with a dance floor, level sitting area, D.J booth and upper foyer along with a pool table.
Telephone+ 254 723 224 081
Havana Bar & Restaurant Sarit Centre
Havana Bar & Restaurant is a lovely night spot located in the Westlands area, the center of entertainment and shopping area of Nairobi. The bar has 3 main sections. The outside terrace for cooling down in the evenings.
Telephone+ 254 204 450 653
Simba Saloon - Nairobi Langata Road, Near Wilson Airport, Nairobi
The night club operates from Wednesday to Sunday and has themed nights to cater for fans of contemporary African music, rock, soul, jazz, Old Skool, and the latest hits. The Simba Saloon has a reputation of hosting some of Africa's best musicians.
Telephone+ 254 206 005 933
Zanze Bar - Nairobi 5th floor, Kenya Cinema Plaza, Moi Avenue, Nairobi
Zanze bar is a nightclub located in the Kenya Cinema Plaza, Zanze bar is famous among the local couples and the middle class Kenyans. Congolese music in Lingala is played every night and is quite popular in the club. The club also hosts karaoke.
Telephone+ 254 222 532
Pavement - Nairobi Westview Centre, Ring Road, Nairobi
Pavement is a nightclub in Nairobi Westlands mostly attended by young people and its very popular indeed.The main dance floor on the bottom level. Music of all kinds is played in Pavement. It has also 2 bars serving wide variety of drinks.
Telephone+254 204 441 711
Gipsy Bar Woodvale Grove,Close to the Jacaranda Hotel, Westlands, Nairobi
Gipsy Bar features an audience of mixed crowd of expats and Kenyans. Gipsy's is probably the most popular and well known bar for expats and locals in Nairobi. It has a great atmosphere and an eclectic mix of people who go there.
Telephone+254 (0) 733 730529
Casablanca Night Club - Nairobi Lenana Road
Casablanca Nightclub is a hip Moroccan-style night spot in a central Nairobi and easy to reach from all areas. It is in the same compound/next door to the Italian Restaurant, Osteria Del Chianti.
Telephone+254 20 272 3173
Nairobi Klub House (K1) Parklands Shade Hotel , Ojijo Road
Nairobi Klub House (widely known as K1) is located at Ojijo Road, Parklands and a short drive away from the city centre in the suburb of parklands, is Nairobi’s foremost sports bar, pool saloon and ‘Klub’ DJs, jazz bands, reggae outfits .
Telephone+254 2 3749870/ 3742149/ 3751310
Rafikiz Bar & Lounge Langata Shopping Centre, opposite turning to Carnovore Lengata., Nairobi
Rafikiz Bar & Lounge is a modern bar in Langata. The music at this place is varied with all the latest African dance hits. Live Music and other entertainments often happens at weekends and sometimes during the week. It has a nice decor and a great atmosphere.
Beautiful Kenyan girls are often available looking for western men to pick up (and vice versa). Be careful though as the rate of AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa is high, so the advice would be to practice safe sex and be careful.
Kenyan women are hard working and ambitious, with strong family values and great love for the partner.
Women in Kenya play a big role, they are usually strong and independent but like every other women, kenyan want to find a man stronger then them. A man who they can rely on in any trouble.