How Kenya Struggled to Bring UNEP Headquaters to Nairobi

How Kenya Struggled to Bring UNEP Headquaters to Nairobi

BACKGROUND The first United Nations Conference on the Human Environment was held in Stockholm, Sweden, from 5-16 June 1972. But the story of UNEP dates back to the 1960s when several developed countries first tried to sabotage the formation of an environmental body within the UN after which they engaged in even greater scheme to keep the headquarters from the Third World. However, the ambitious spirit of the team that organized the event led by the first director-general of UNEP Maurice Strong trumped any efforts to thwart its success. The first event turned out to be a transforming event not

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4 Reasons Gigiri is the best neighborhood for Expats in Kenya

4 Reasons Gigiri is the best neighborhood for Expats in Kenya

Gigiri is one of the most important & popular areas for expats in Kenya primarily because of its central location – in close proximity to the city, several foreign missions and a number of Embassies –among other factors. Despite being a small 265-acre neighborhood, Gigiri still has a very eclectic feel with a variety of international restaurants, a plethora of shopping centers, hotels & apartments, health and beauty services as well as many other amenities. Village Market arts, entertainment, and dining enclave is within walking distance of whichever shop, restaurant or apartment you are coming from in Gigiri. This why

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How to Spend your Madaraka Weekend in Gigiri (2018)

How to Spend your Madaraka Weekend in Gigiri (2018)

The 55th Madaraka Day is happening this weekend. As it is the norm, this is the day that Kenya commemorates attaining internal self-rule in 1963, preceding full independence from Great Britain on December 12 that year. This year’s national celebrations will be held in Meru County, led by the president. This means Nairobi will be less eventful this coming weekend but it doesn’t have to be. We’ve got some plans for you.  If you’re looking to have fun or relax with your friends and family, there are few exciting things to do in Gigiri, or in its vicinity. Dine in

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7 Restaurants You Have to Try in Gigiri, Nairobi

7 Restaurants You Have to Try in Gigiri, Nairobi

To spice up your stay at our hotel, we’ve put together a selection of the most unique, inspiring and incredible places to eat in Gigiri! From simple local cuisines to specialized international cuisines, you’ll find all the inspiration you need to make your next meal experience memorable. The Lord Erroll Gourmet Restaurant The Lord Errol Restaurant is a multiple award-winning French and gourmet restaurant located in Gigiri neighborhoods, Nairobi.  Featuring a colonial architecture with a luxurious culinary offering, the restaurant presents an array of alfresco seating areas to choose from, each overlooking a different façade of the dazzling green gardens

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5 places you can visit Around Gigiri | Nearby attractions

5 places you can visit Around Gigiri | Nearby attractions

If you are looking for a way spend your day around Gigiri without going back to the city, we have a little surprise for you. There are a quite a number of places to visit around our hotel, most of which are less than 5km away. Sigiria-Karura Forest Sigiria is a part of the larger Karura forest conveniently located within Nairobi city limits, a six-minute drive from Tara Suites. Sigiria is a nice hideaway with an outdoor yoga gym, forest walks and runs as well as horse riding. It is perfectly suited for team building, picnics, family fun and track

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3 Interesting Facts about Gigiri, Nairobi

3 Interesting Facts about Gigiri, Nairobi

Hosting one of the largest expat communities in Africa, Gigiri is perhaps the most tranquil & secure neighborhood in Nairobi. The upscale residential suburb is also home to the United Nations African headquarters making Nairobi one of the two African cities to host several UN bodies, along with Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Gigiri is considered to be one of Kenya’s most posh suburbs along with Runda and Muthaiga, all of which are really close to Nairobi CBD. Unlike her neighbors, Gigiri has had an intriguing past especially with the way its set-up with various important landmarks. The Embassy of the United

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Nairobi’s travel guide every business traveler should have.

Nairobi’s travel guide every business traveler should have.

Whether you live in Nairobi, or you are just a visitor, finding the best tips & tools to make your business travels easily is a useful hack.  You often need to hit the road for your job. Even if you’ve been anxiously awaiting the business travel, how do you get packed, keep in touch and make the most of your business trip, all while keeping your sanity and maybe even having a bit of fun? Check out these useful tools for Nairobi The Packing List Always make a packing list a week before your trip when your mind is completely

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