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Nairobi’s Chic Transformation

Travelers once considered Nairobi a mere pit stop en route to a safari. Now, stylish hotels, chic boutiques, and a burgeoning cultural scene are transforming...

Travel Outfit: Anna Trzebinksi

When Nairobi-based fashion designer Anna Trzebinski boards a Tropic Air helicopter or a single-engine Cessna, she’s usually heading for Lemarti’s Camp, the eco-glam safari lodge...

Seeking Nominees: T+L 2011 Global Vision Awards

Do you know a travel company that's changing the world? We want to hear about it. Travel + Leisure's annual Global Vision Awards recognize the...

Touring Kenya's Lamu Archipelago

For centuries, Lamu was at the very center of the trade map, drawing a steady influx of Arabs, Africans, Indians, and Europeans. The result: a...

Real Safari Chic, or Why Only Tourists Wear Khaki

My friends Lopoyan Lemarti and Kundari “Boniface” Pasulan each have one foot in the modern world while the other remains firmly in the manyatta. (Kiswahili...

Guide to Planning an African Safari

Whether you’re a first-time visitor or seasoned veteran, T+L helps you plan the perfect African safari.

World's Best Service 2010

Attentive service can make all the difference in your hotel stay. Here are the top-rated spots.

Theodore Roosevelt's Well-Traveled Life

In an era of gentlemen adventurers, Theodore Roosevelt stood apart. On the eve of the release of his new biography, Colonel Roosevelt, T+L takes a...

Global Vision Awards 2010

A sustainable tour operator. A colonial restoration project. A nonprofit literacy initiative. Evidence that travel can change the world.

Medical Emergency Abroad? There's an App for That!

Anyone who travels frequently can attest: finding medical assistance while traveling in a strange city—especially in a foreign country, where language barriers can easily work...
HOTELS

Serena Mountain Lodge

A timber lodge set 6,000 feet up in Mount Kenya’s rain forest canopy. Room to Book: Nos. 7 and 25, for their large picture windowsDoubles from $435, including meals. more ›


RESTAURANTS

Talisman

Nairobi hangout for lunch or dinner, with an Asian-inflected menu and great seafood. The restaurant serves dishes such as roast duck with wild rice and bok choy. Coming soon: a 40-room Talisman hotel. more ›


ACTIVITIES

Noorjehan Collections

Jeweler Gemini Desai designs necklaces and other treasures with ancient trade beads, both precious and fun, from around the world. more ›


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