From The Editor
Welcome onboard to yet another scintillating edition of the 160th issue of the Go Places™ June/July Magazine – East Africa’s premier Bi-Monthly Travel, Lifestyle, Entertainment and Wine & Dine guide, which keeps you abreast with all the latest happenings across the region and throughout the world. An exciting issue awaits as the 8th wonder of the world takes its natural course this season in the Masai Mara region.
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-winning Sarova Hotels & Resorts Kenya gives you an opportunity to celebrate the 1st anniversary of the Madaraka Express with the Sarova Madaraka Express Taita Hills package. Spend your weekend at the beautiful and extensive sandy beaches with Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort & Spa weekend getaway rates. Experience The Seychelles Islands…another word; one of the purest, most environmentally intact destinations on earth to visit. Don’t miss out on the competitive rates presented by the luxurious Sun Africa Hotels who offers the perfect combination of bush and scenic safari holidays all over the country. With the anticipated Wildebeest migration, be sure to look into Mara Engai Wilderness Lodge – a unique lodge located in the Masai Mara region. We join and congratulate the Go Places™ highly recommended Ethiopian Airlines as they celebrate 100 aircrafts in the skies. Fly to their new destinations all over the world including Geneva, Chicago, Barcelona, and Jakarta. Explore the unspoiled beauty of Zanzibar with the great Serena Hotels Zanzibar East Africa Rates. You can also enjoy the clear blue waters of Serena Beach Hotel and Spa. The Go Places™ Travel packages have phenomenal travel options for Masai Mara, Dubai, and Malaysia.
In our Lifestyle Section, we continue to bring to light the East Africa Tourism Platform’s online portal which promotes multi-country travel packages and provides information to approximately 2,000 regional tour operators and close to 10,000 users. Visit the portal and there is definitely something for you. The Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS)Safari Card is back. You can now conveniently access some of Kenya’s National Parks including Nairobi National Park, Lake Nakuru National Park, Amboseli National Park, Tsavo East & West National Park and Aberdares National Park. Kenya is rich in history; you cannot exhaust what the Kenya National Museum has in store for you. We will be sampling innovative East Africa Tourism at Karibu/Kilifair in Mosh. In June and October, the Aviation Development Conference (AviaDev) and Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF) are set to connect local and international business leader and investors so take a look at what they have to offer. Be on the lookout for the first Kenya Tourism Festival (KTF) which will be occurring concurrently with the spectacular Magical Kenya Expo (MKTE). This 8th edition of MKTE is expected to be very successful as it has always been recording new numbers of exhibitors and buyers in the past years.
The Go Places™ Conference & Events Venues, Leisure & Travel is proud to be associated with BAKE Awards 2018. Since 2012, the BAKE Awards has recognized and awarded exceptional Kenyan bloggers in different categories every year. It is organized by the Bloggers Association of Kenya. I encourage all the bloggers in every category to continue doing the tremendous job of entertaining and informing the country. Recently appointed as the official media partners of SKÅL Kenya, we continue to publicize and promote SKÅL Kenya Events.
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 we feature the talk of the town The Mayura – a traditional authentic Indian restaurant with a twist of modern fusion. Drop by for some hot spicy Indian delicacies. Our meat lovers are not left out as we present The Carnivore Nairobi one of the most sought out joints for delicious Nyama Choma. Hilton Nairobi gives you an opportunity to enjoy live World Cup actions as you sip your favorite drink in the British inspired Jockey pub. Make a date with Sarova Panafric Flame Tree Restaurant every Sunday for the very best Sunday Brunch for the whole family. This season also make delicious chicken wings with a simplified recipe and serve it with World Cup “Mudslide” Cocktail. The Go Places™ Team is proud to be associated with Chefs Delight™ and the Bar & Mixology Awards™, a programme that set standards in the industry and awards to best. This glamorous event starts in June and culminates in September on the World Tourism Day.