From the Editor
Just as the 8th wonder of the world takes its natural course this season, when millions of wildebeest and other herbivores migrate to the newer and greener pastures of the mighty Masai Mara, what awaits in this exciting, new and record breaking 155th edition of the Go Places™ August-September Magazine, is a scintillating array of ‘not-to be- missed’ recommended experiences, adventures, products & services for you to indulge in. Welcome onboard the regions ultimate bi-monthly Travel, Wine & Dine and Lifestyle guide that keeps you well-informed about all the latest happenings in Kenya, across East Africa and around the globe…
Without deviating too much from our cause we bring to you exclusive insights of some of the most important, recent and upcoming Go Places™ Tourism-Trade Partner Events from around the world, including; the Kenya Association of Hotel Keepers & Caterers Symposium (KAHC 2017) which took place in Diani, the Kilifair 2017 (Kilimanjaro Tourism & Industry Fair) which was in Moshi, the upcoming Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF) & AviaDev 2017 in Kigali from 10th -12th of October and the Swahili International Tourism Expo (SITE 2017) from the 13th – 15th October in Dar es Salaam.
In the Go Places™ Travel Section our team of experts have put together a superb selection of ‘must-try’ travel experiences this season. We kick things off with the internationally acclaimed Sun Africa Hotels (Winner of Africa’s Best Hotel Management Company – World Luxury Hotel Awards™) and take you on an exhilarating journey through its rich, illustrious and captivating history which dates back to 1927, we cruise down to the shores of Kenya’s most picturesque lake with their legendary Lake Naivasha Country Club and also speak to the groups CEO Rahul Sood and ask him what it really takes to run extraordinary collection of properties and an award-winning team. We then venture off with the world-renowned Sarova Hotels & Resorts on a truly unforgettable safari that offers travellers front-row seats to the great wildebeest migration at the Sarova Mara Game Camp, we check out their newest hotel the Sarova Woodlands Hotel & Spa in Nakuru and enjoy truly indulgent spa treatments at the Tulia Spa – Sarova Whitesands Beach Resorts & Spa in Mombasa (Africa’s Best Luxury Ayurveda Spa – World Luxury Spa Awards™ 2017). This season we go across the border and visit our longtime partners Salinero Hotels in Tanzania and stay at the beautiful Salinero Millie Lodge Machame and Salinero Kilimanjaro Moshi. We take a much needed break in sunny Watamu with lots of fun and laughter at Kenya’s best all-inclusive beach club – Turtle Bay Beach Club, and finally climb onboard ‘Cloud 9’ and fly-the-world-in-style launching two exciting new destinations while we are at it (Kaduna in Nigeria & Bahrain) with our highly-recommended flight partners and Africa’s most celebrated airline, Ethiopian Airlines.
As always our Go Places™ Wine & Dine Section is only reserved for the very best. This season our teams celebrate 40 years of Culinary Excellence with the Legendary Tamarind Nairobi , where our partners have come up with special menu that feature original classics at a 40% discount… Wow!! We introduce an exquisite range of truly indulgent wine & dine experiences by our new partners Norfolk The Fairmont in Nairobi and Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club in Nanyuki (set on the foothills of Mount Kenya).
In the Go Places™ Lifestyle Section we join our new partners Diamond Trust Bank (DTB) as they unveil a revolutionary new mobile application the DTB Masterpass QR in conjunction with Mastercard, that allows users to seamlessly pay for goods and services using their smartphones. We launch a premium vintage brandy into the Kenyan market with our new beverage partners Kenya Wine Agencies Limited – the double-distilled Viceroy 10!! We tell you about the upcoming 10th Edition of the Jazz & Soul Safari Festival in Kampala and also keep you upto date with latest real estate deals from Go Places™ Living.
Enjoy the read, explore, travel, wine & dine and shop, and remember to always keep it Go Places™!!
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