A Seasonal Guide to the Regions
‘Top Recommended’ Lifestyle Products, Services & Experiences… All in your Inbox!!
Welcome onboard Go Places™ *Top Picks*, your seasonal guide to the very best lifestyle products, services & experiences in the region - a selection you will also exclusively find in your bi-monthly copy of the Go Places™ Magazine. So avoid spending hours on the internet, because what you're searching for is right here!!
What you will find below…*6 revolutionary 'must-buy' SUV'sby the world’s leading luxury car manufacturer, *Kenya's newestinternational, private and all-inclusive sports & social club (with a reputation of creating sporting legends), *A newly refurbished 'must-visit'luxury country club in Naivasha, Kenya and now one of the most sought-after in the world, *3 perfect Kenyan travel escapes this season - two in the Aberdares(one with a golf course in the wild, one shaped like Noah’s Ark…) and one in the Masai Mara(with front-row seats to the Great Migration), indulgent *'Arabic-Inspired' Iftar Dinners in Nairobithat have the region’s top foodies in total awe, *Kenya’s 'Beast-of-a-Feast'and officially East Africa’s most talked about dining experience of all time (wow!), *3 'must-try' Lunches & High-Tea Experiences whilst on your Kenyan Safari's -in the Masai Mara, Lake Nakuru National Park and in Shaba National Reserve, an *Impeccable venue to hold virtually any get-together, meeting or event in Nairobi, which *Recommended airline to fly with toNew York (the ‘Big Apple’)and Dehli, India (twice daily),which*Twoquality food brands to look out foron your next supermarket visit and *A must-subscribe world-class 'ground' & 'air' ambulatory servicethat gives you the freedom to travel, and do what you want, where you want in East Africa! Keeping it culinary we speak to *A pioneering-trendsetter in the industry (F&B Director Shailender Singh - Sarova Hotels, Lodges & Resorts)and *A chef who’s worked with Chef Raymond Blanc and now heading Concord Hotel, Nairobi's kitchens (Chef Daniel).
MERCEDES BENZ SUV’S - GO PLACES™ RECOMMENDED SUV’S OF THE SEASON
DT Dobie launches a massive offensive this season with a fantastic range - 6 Award-winning versatile Mercedes Benz SUV’s. Each equipped with fuel efficient petrol engines, 4-MATIC intelligent 4x4 drive systems, and state of the art front suspensions - from the highway to unsurfaced tracks and off road conditions, these are truly a range of vehicles that have that go-anywhere-do-anything attitude! The GLAhas a 2litre turbocharged petrol engine, paired with a 7 speed automatic gearbox and 4-MATIC all-wheel drive providing effortless performance. The GLC offers dynamic select where drivers can choose between eco, comfort, sport, sport plus and individual to alter the car’s dynamic behavior. Further up the range comes theGLE (and GLE coupe) with the new generation V6 3litre turbo charged petrol engine and an output of 333 horsepower, ideal for long journeys and equipped with attention assist which analyses the driver’s behavior and detects fatigue. Among the premium SUVs made in Europe the GLS confirms its position as the “S Class among SUVs” and is the only fully fledged seven-seater in the group, combining luxury, space, comfort, agile dynamics and best-in-class safety. The G Class 500(fondly known as the G Wagen)has 5.5litre petrol engine with an output of 388 horsepower or choose the range topping G63 AMG, with a 5.5litre Bi-Turbo engine producing 547 horsepower. Wow! TO BOOK YOUR TEST DRIVES TODAY, STEP INTO A DT DOBIE SHOWROOM NEAR YOU, or visit WWW.MERCEDES-BENZ-AFRICA.COM
WADI DEGLA KENYA - GO PLACES™ INTERNATIONAL SPORTS & SOCIAL CLUB PARTNERS OF THE SEASON
Our highly recommended sports club partners of the season Wadi Degla, makes their first expansive move from Egypt into the African market, making Kenya their first with 2 facilities; one in Runda, Nairobi and the other in Migaa Estate, Kiambu. This revolutionary, private and all-inclusive sports and social club, offers state-of-the-art training facilities in a family and socially friendly environment, where members have access to the world’s best professional sports trainers in the world. With a reputation to drive serious students and sports enthusiasts to the very highest levels in their games, Wadi Degla features the following sports academies including; Arsenal Soccer Schools, to swimming programs by Swim America, the Wakihuri Athletics Academy, to the WD Darwish Squash Academy and the WD Tennis Academy. Yes you could very soon see Kenyan’s on the very top of every sporting discipline in the world! FIND OUT HOW YOU, YOUR FAMILY MEMBERS AND YOUR CHILDREN CAN ENROL NOW TO AVOID LOSING OUT, visit: WWW.WADIDEGLA.CO.KE or CALL +254792888888.WELCOME TO WHERE CHAMPIONS-MAKE-CHAMPIONS, WELCOME TO WADI DEGLA!
THE ALL-NEW 'LAKE NAIVASHA COUNTRY CLUB' - GO PLACES™ RECOMMENDED GETAWAY OF THE SEASON
MARASA AFRICA'S 'ABERDARE COUNTRY CLUB', 'THE ARK' & 'MARA LEISURE' - GO PLACES™ RECOMMENDED TRAVEL ESCAPES OF THE SEASON
Marasa Africa offers a superb selection of trendsetting safari escapes, elegantly and exclusively set in the most picturesque and private surroundings, and each sure to leave you and your guests always longing for more... The Aberdare Country Club is your quintessential getaway offering a home-away-from-home experience, a fine blend of comfort, convenience and luxurious modern-day amenities. Mara Leisure Campis ideally located along the Talek River at the confluence of the world’s most famous game reserve’s i.e. 4 game viewing areas, providing spectacular front row seats to the greatest wildlife spectacle on earth (the “Great Migration”). The Ark overlooks a floodlit watering hole and natural saltlick, all set within a uniquely designed structure resembling Noah’s Ark... FOR THE VERY BEST RATES CALL: +254 20 2101333 / +254 737 799 990 OR VISIT: WWW.MARASA.NET. ENJOY!
CONCORD HOTEL, NAIROBI - GO PLACES™ 'ARABIC-INSPIRED' IFTAR DINING EXPERIENCE OF THE SEASON
Our highly-recommended hotel partners the Concord Hotel, Nairobihave launched a vibrant ‘Arabic-Inspired’ Dinner Menu, created in commemoration of the holy month of Ramadan which is practiced by millions of Muslims worldwide. The 5-star hotels menu includes; Dry Fruits & Dates, Cold Mezze’s, Hot Mezze’s, Wraps Authentic Beef/Chicken/Lamb Biryani’s, Speciality Curries, Indian Breads, Authentic Arabic Desserts, Ramadan Specialty Juices ‘N’ Smoothie Selections and so much more at only 2000KSHS P.P. And if you can’t make the Iftar dinner then Concord Hotel is taking orders (24hrs before) for Delivery of their special 1KG or 2KG Beef/Chicken/Lamb Biryani’s which has already received rave reviews from some of Kenya’s top foodies and culinary aficionados as the best they’ve ever tasted! Wow! Ramadan Kareem from Concord Hotel, Nairobi and make sure you stop by from 6:30pm onwards! FOR RESERVATIONS CALL:+254 711 111 333OR VISIT: THECONCORDHOTELS.COM
DELICIOUS SAROVA 'LUNCHES' & 'HIGH TEAS' WHILST ON
SAFARI - GO PLACES™ ‘ON SAFARI’ DINING EXPERIENCES
OF THE SEASON
Ever been on safari in Kenya, in the middle of your game drives and thought to yourself, hang on, I’m famished and could really do with a bite or a spot of tea for that matter… Well look no further! Once again our highly-recommended partnersSarova Hotels, Resorts & Game Lodgescomes up trumps, with deliciously-inspiring lunches and highteas in the Masai Mara(at Sarova Mara Game Camp’s - Isokon Restaurant), in Lake Nakuru National Park (at Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge’s - Flamingo Restaurant) and in the Shaba National Reserve (at Sarova Shaba Game Lodge’s - Surpelei Restaurant). Being world-renowned for their superb food and beverage experiences is even more of a reason to stay at a Sarova property, but this is also a great way to sample what the group has to offer whilst on your safari’s too. These amazing packages also include an array of activities such as swimming, catch & release fishing, kayaking, nature walks and much much more. SO THE NEXT TIME YOU’RE ON SAFARI IN KENYA, MAKE A SAROVA PITSTOP! FOR MORE INFO VISIT: WWW.SAROVAHOTELS.COMOR CALL CENTRAL RESERVATIONS ON: +254709111000
THE BEAST-OF-A-FEAST ‘KENYA’S GREATEST DINING EXPERIENCE’ BY THE CARNIVORE ®- GO PLACES™ RECOMMENDED DINING EXPERIENCE OF THE SEASON
Staying true to its name, the ‘CARNIVORE’ a world-famous Tamarind Group®Restaurant has since the 1980’s been at the very forefront of every travellers list, as a not-to-be missed dining experience when in Kenya and one that almost invariably evokes a sense of true safari adventure. A spectacular all-you-can-eat experience awaits, that lays great emphasis on serving up a selection of premium meats roasted to perfection over a signature coal-fired pit, and continuously carved off large sword-sized skewers right onto your sizzling grill plates before you by smartly dressed carvers. However when we dug deeper we found that the Carnivore offers a whole lot more… Yes this is where the first-ever historic ‘Dawa Cocktail’ was first created, it plays center stage to Nairobi’s vibrant Nightclub scene, is a great corporate or social group retreat, the perfect place to hold meetings/conferences/events, a fun-filled outing for the kids and the list goes on and on. TO ENJOY THIS AMAZING EXPERIENCE CALL +254 733 611 608 OR FOR MORE INFO VISIT: WWW.TAMARIND.CO.KE/CARNIVORE. ENJOY!
GOLDEN TULIP® WESTLANDS - NAIROBI:
GO PLACES™ RECOMMENDED MEETING-CONFERENCE-EVENT VENUE OF THE SEASON
AMREF FLYING DOCTORS ®- GO PLACES™ RECOMMENDED WORLD-CLASS AIR & ROAD AMBULATORY SERVICES
East Africa is a region full of adventure, and the freedom to travel, explore, discover and carry out work if need be is at the very core of who we are. With our highly-recommended partners AMREF Flying Doctors, you can always be rest assured that if a medical emergency does occur they will be right there in a flash. That’s what we call the freedom to travel, do what you want and where you want! The ‘Maisha Annual Air Ambulance Cover’ & the ‘Maisha Tourist Cover’ for travellers starts from **1800Kshs p.p./year (and even lower per person/per group). With special Group & Corporate Packages, 24hr Air Evacuation Services & Ground Ambulance Services, a 24hr Emergency Control Centre, and a dedicated team of highly experienced Full-Time Medical & Aircrew personnel - make this your safety net, be free and enjoy East Africa! TO SUBSCRIBE TO THIS IMPORTANT SERVICE CALL +254 706 811 811 / +254 731 811 811 OR SIMPLY VISIT WWW.FLYDOC.ORG ... BE SAFE, USE AMREF!
FLY ETHIOPIAN AIRLINES ® TO *NEW YORK & *NEW DEHLI -
GO PLACES™ RECOMMENDED FLIGHT PARTNERS OF THE SEASON
Our highly recommended flight partners Ethiopian Airlines, Africa’s leading, fastest growing and most profitable airline is delighted to announce that it has started a twice daily flight to New Delhi, India as well as thrice weekly flights to New Yorkwith the latest B737-800 New Generation Sky Interior Aircraft. Mr. Tewolde Gebremariam, Group CEO Ethiopian Airlines, said “We are pleased to offer our customers a double daily service to Delhi. India is one of the strongest economic muscles and zooming into the global picture, by availing more frequencies we would catalyze the channeling of investors between both countries and facilitate further business opportunities". About the New York route he said, "We are also thrilled to resume our service to New York, our fifth gateway in the Americas. New York is one of the world's most economically powerful cities and including it in our ever expanding network will play a critical role in the expansion of trade, tourism and investment between the fast growing continent of Africa and the United States". TO BOOK A FLIGHT WITH THIS GO PLACES™ HIGHLY-RECOMMENDED FLIGHT PARTNER VISIT: WWW.ETHIOPIANAIRLINES.COM
TRENDSETTING CULINARY GENIUSES SAROVA HOTELS ® SET TO TAKE KENYA'S DINING EXPERIENCES TO EVEN GREATER HEIGHTS...
CONCORD HOTEL, NAIROBI NOW TAKING GUESTS ON A GASTRONOMIC CULINARY JOURNEY WITH EXCITING NEW MENU'S...
Having worked with leading brands like the Hilton, Le Royal Meriden, Intercontinental & The Park over the last 18 years, being featured on numerous TV shows both in India and Malaysia, a two time winner of the prestigious ‘Times Food Awards’ in Goa and working side-by-side with world renowned Chef Raymond Blanc - we speak to Concord Hotel & Suites new Executive Chef, Chef Daniel as he sets out woo diners with his his impeccable fusion cuisine and innovative culinary fare. To find out more about Concord Hotels sumptuous new dining experiences visit: WWW.THECONCORDHOTELS.COM or Call +254 711 111 333to make your reservations. Bon Appetit!
ALPHA FINE FOODS ®& AL’S KITCHEN ®- GO PLACES™ RECOMMENDED SUPERMARKET & FOOD INDUSTRY SUPPLIER BRANDS OF THE SEASON
More often than none, before we start to make a home cooked meal, or a professional industry chef begins to make theirs, the first thing that comes to mind is the perfect base ingredient…right?! A base ingredient is key in making that deliciously-inspiring creation, whether at home or in a restaurant. Chefs Delight™ and Go Places™ highly-recommended partners Alpha Fine Foods®are a superb quality meat and seafood source, who since 1994 has supplied the regions topmost hotels and restaurants (yes that tantalizing meat or seafood restaurant meal infront of you probably bears the Alpha stamp). Alpha’s products are widely available at leading supermarkets throughout the region and for the HORECA industry directly from the supplier. Another dilemma when cooking a meal for family or friends is… yep you guessed it, it just takes long… Well not anymore, with Al’s Kitchen® extensive range of easy-to-make meals you can have gourmet-styled treats prepared in a matter of minutes. So be sure to look out for Alpha Fine Foods® & Al’s Kitchen® branded products at your nearest leading supermarket outlet. Shhhh… it’ll be our litlle secret!! FOR MORE VISIT: WWW.ALPHAFINEFOODS.COM & WWW.ALSKITCHEN.COM
TURTLE BAY BEACH CLUB, WATAMU, KENYA - GO PLACES™ RECOMMENDED ALL-INCLUSIVE BEACH RESORT OF THE SEASON
This season escape to sunny Watamu, Kenya to our highly-recommended partner beach destination ‘Turtle Bay Beach Club’. From spectacular silky-sand beachfronts, 2 beachfront pools, an animation team to keep your days filled with fun & laughter, a water sports centre, great rooms, delectable cuisine (be sure to try out The Blue Turtle Restaurant) and so much more!! Look no further than Turtle Bay for a truly spectacular beach getaway… FOR RESERVATIONS CALL: (+254-42) 2332003 / 2332226 / 2332622, + 254 721 830604, +254 734 601066 OR VISIT: WWW.TURTLEBAYKENYA.COM. FOLLOW OUR ALL-INCLUSIVE BEACH RESORT PARTNERS ON FACEBOOK & TWITTER
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