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 161st 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…
Remaining steadfast and focused on showcasing the very best that the hospitality & tourism has to offer, some notable partner travel-trade events to look forward to this coming season are; Kenya Tourism Festival (KTF) scheduled to run from 27th September to 5th October. During this festival several events and exhibitions have been lined up, these are the World Tourism Day, The Beads or Ushanga Festival, African Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF) and the The Magical Kenya Travel Expo (MKTE 2018) The 79th SKAL World Congress comes to the Kenyan Coast, Mombasa on 17th to 21st October. Other regional partner events include the The Swahili International Tourism Expo (S!TE 2018) in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and Zanzibar Tourism Show in Stone Town, Zanzibar. Go Places™ Kenya is also pleased to announce that we are the official producers of the Magical Kenya Travel Expo 2018 Catalogue; the only communication tool guaranteed to be used pre, during and after by all invited MKTE travel-trade visitors & hosted travel buyers – a perfect platform to showcase tourism related products & services!!
In the Go Places™ Travel Section our travel team of experts has put together an outstanding selection of must try travel experiences around the region. This season, the award the luxurious Sun Africa Hotels who offers the perfect combination of bush and scenic safari holidays all over the country, don’t miss out on their competitive rates. Experience The Seychelles Islands one of the purest, most environmentally intact destinations on earth to visit. With the anticipated Wildebeest migration, be sure to look into Mara Engai Wilderness Lodge – a unique lodge with impeccable service and experience in the Masai Mara region. We join to congratulate the Go Places™ highly recommended Ethiopian Airlines voted the SKYTRAX World Airline Awards for the Best African Airline for 2018. Our domestic airline partner Silverstone Air launches direct flights to Mombasa. Introducing the iconic Tamarind Tree Hotel perfect accommodation partner for both the business and leisure traveller. Our team were recently in Tanzania and explored some accommodation facilities, these include Masailand Safari & Lodge in Arusha and Mountain Inn in Moshi both with ideal locations for starting off a safari in the Northern circuit as well as climb Mt Kilimanjaro. The Go Places™ Travel packages have exciting new offers for Golfing Holiday, Seychelles Getaway, Masai Mara and Diani Beach Flying Package.
In our Lifestyle Section, The Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) introduces you to Hells Gate National Park, ideal fun in the wild experience and activities. The Chefs Delight Awards chapter three beings in August with over a hundred participating restaurants to compete for the top awards. National Museums of Kenya introduces Uhuru Gardens National Monument that is a unique memorial site in Kenya’s history.
The Go Places™ culinary team ensures to bring you the very best hand-picked culinary experiences in the Go Places™ Wine & Dine section. This season make a date with award winning Sarova Panafric Flame Tree Restaurant every Sunday for the very best Sunday Brunch for the whole family and don’t forget the chef’s special Lamb Biryani. At the Sarova Stanley enjoy your favourite choice of meat cuts grilled to your perfection at the Pool Deck while you take a dip in their swimming pool. Still talking about meat and steak lovers we present the award winning Golden Spur that has maintained their quality of Grilled steaks since 1967. Another award winning restaurant introduce this season is our highly recommended Haru Sushi Bar and Japanese Restaurant. Dining at this restaurant you will never be disappointed as the owner Chef Jongho Park and his team are very passionate in providing the best culinary experiences and implacable service to detail. Finally we welcome Chef Kurt Pietersen the newly appointed executive chefs at the Fairview Hotel, Nairobi our highly recommended hotel partner. He brings with him 18 years of professional culinary experience. Watch out for the culinary delights that the chef and his culinary team will bring this season, especially at Pango Gourmet Brasserie the fine dining restaurant.