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An insider’s guide to our favourite places, products and services in Nairobi and beyond…
Circle Art Agency
Circle Art is East Africa’s first arts agency - set up to provide a consultancy service for artists, art institutions and collectors. The Circle Art Gallery is Kenya’s leading contemporary art gallery and their Art Auction East Africa is an annual highlight of Nairobi’s cultural scene.
If you’re heading off on safari then you’ll need some strong and stylish luggage – and Sandstorm Kenya makes some of the very best. Their canvas and leather travel bags, work bags, handbags and accessories are all designed and handmade in Kenya and available at their shops around Nairobi.
Whether you’re staying at home or escaping to an East African Retreat, make sure you place an order with Greenspoon Kenya – the new online store for people who love healthy gourmet food. Greenspoon delivers a wide range of delicious, nutritious products from Kenya’s leading independent artisinal food producers.
The White Elephant Trading Co.
Hand-picked from countryside auction rooms and antique fairs across Europe, White Elephant Trading Company imports & lovingly restores antique & vintage furniture here in Kenya. Visit their showroom in Karen or shop online for beautiful and well-chosen antiques and home accessories
The Grevy’s Zebra Trust
The Grevy’s Zebra Trust protects and conserves the endangered Grevy’s zebra and its fragile habitat in partnership with communities in Kenya and Ethiopia.
The Boho Eatery – one of Nairobi’s most original and mouth-watering places to eat, Karen’s Boho Eatery serves up a delicious and eclectic daily menu focusing on local and sustainable produce.
AMREF Flying Doctors
AMREF Flying Doctors has an Air Ambulance scheme which provides affordable medical evacuation cover throughout East Africa
The Rare Gemstone Company
The Rare Gemstone Company has been a leading miner and cutter of fine gemstones since 1974. They specialise in the finest grades of Tanzanite, Tsavorite and other rare African gems, together with beautiful handmade jewelry designed and created by Sheelagh Zagoritis.
The Thorn Tree Project
The Thorn Tree Project helps the Samburu people of Northern Kenya to provide education for their children, from pre-school through to university. It establishes scholarships for high school, technical school and college, and offers mentoring and support targeted towards sustainable employment.
Founded in 2001, artKenya is one of Nairobi’s leading web design studios. As well as creating beautiful and responsive websites, they also offer quality web and email hosting, domain registration, social media marketing and all other website services.
Lamu Marine Conservation Trust
Lamcot works to protect the critically-endangered sea turtles and marine ecosystems of the Lamu archipelago – focusing on turtle & nest protection, education & awareness, alternative livelihoods and waste collection & management.
The Riley Rats
The Riley Rats are a collection of charming and fun soft toys for children – all handmade here in Kenya. Each of the many characters has a calling, a huge appetite for life and is always looking for the next adventure.
Utamaduni – Artisans of Africa
Langata’s Utamaduni is a treasure trove of African crafts, gifts, antiques and art. Enjoy browsing its 18 shops packed with locally-made fashions, beauty products, jewelry, homewares, toys and more – then relax and refresh in its shady garden restaurant.
3 Degrees South, Kilifi
3 Degrees South is Kenya’s leading watersports centre – specialising in sailing, windsurfing, kayaking, SUP, waterskiing and wakeboarding. It is the only Royal Yachting Association Training Centre for dinghy & windsurf instruction in Africa. Its partners Aqua Ventures also offer Scuba diving and Padi instruction.
Whether you’re heading off to an East African Retreat or staying at home, why not order a Cooked MealKit or two? Cooked delivers fresh and tasty ingredients with easy-to-follow recipes direct to your door – making it simple, quick and convenient to create healthy and delicious meals.
Rescue.co – Emergency Response that Actually Works
When seconds make all the difference, rescue.co has the most ambulances and the widest coverage from the best first response companies in Kenya, making them the best and fastest option in an emergency. Rescue.co provides affordable membership options for individuals and families and businesses.
Ubuntu Life is a global ethical lifestyle brand which empowers lives through each product made. Check out their collections of colourful bags, espadrilles, bracelets, accessories and more – all handmade with love in Kenya. If you are en route to or from Naivasha or the Maasai Mara why not stop off at the Café Ubuntu and Ubuntu Life Workshop just outside Maai Mahiu town?