Any suggestion for New Year's Eve (NYE) in Kenya?
Replies: 8 - Last Post: Dec 6, 2012 7:23 AM Last Post By: Nim0
Dec 1, 2012 10:38 PM
Any suggestion for New Year's Eve (NYE) in Kenya?Hi.
I am looking for a nice place for the NYE in Kenya. Any suggestion?
I heard Mombasa is nice, but I don't know if is too crowded.
I am a single female traveler, currently working in a NGO in Nairobi. After Kenya I will look for another country nearby to work as a volunteer.
angelina from Brazil
Edited by: ethelfleda
Dec 2, 2012 6:32 AM
Dec 3, 2012 7:56 AM
2If you can't manage to get out of Nairobi, Carnivore is a bit expensive but they do throw a great party.
Public beach party sounds incredible though :)
Dec 3, 2012 8:36 AM
3I'll escape the coast a couple of days before NYE and head for Kisumu. There will definately be plenty of party though I'm not sure how many other travelers/NGOs I'll meet. The fewer the better haha
With your Brazilian background I am sure you can have a ball in House of Rhumba in Kisumu ;-)
Have fun /Jesper
Dec 4, 2012 4:05 AM
Dec 4, 2012 1:11 PM
5Hi Everybody, tks a lot for all the messages, suggestion =)
I am still thinking about all the possibilities.
Malindi sounds nice. Today I just heard about Malindi too.
I will search more information about Kisumu.
If I stay in Nairobi, I will look for Carnivore.
Tks again! and I am still open to receive any other suggestion.
Dec 5, 2012 10:18 AM
Your name sounds cool, and most importantly, being single female while I'm a single male here :) However, mine is a piece of advice based on security issues. In Nairobi, you have to avoid overcrowded areas as well as at the coast considering that these areas are prone to terrorism attacks. Why don't try out at the base of Mt. Kenya, that is, Nyeri where we have economical parties. If that do not work out, try Nakuru or Kisumu as my friend suggested.
Dec 5, 2012 11:15 PM
7I am not knocking Nyeri, but I disagree with isaacw90's assertion that the Coast should be avoided altogether. Since the Lamu incidents over a year ago, no foreigner has been hurt or killed in the "terror attacks" or related security operations in Mombasa or elsewhere on the Coast. The attackers seem to be meticulously avoiding foreigners, preferring to target bars and other gathering places frequented by black Kenyans. This fact has aroused some suspicion. Some respected media commentators have noted that if al Shabaab/al Qaeda were really behind these attacks, they would maximize their publicity by targeting high-profile victims such as tourists. There are other anomalies as well.
As for the Mombasa Republicans, the local independence movement, they have focused their attacks on police stations.
The banning of fireworks is a downer admittedly. It was meant to be a precaution, but an unnecessary one in my view. Remember that the Coast is a vast place and conflict is never seen or heard in most of it.
Dec 6, 2012 7:23 AM
8I dont know about you but fireworks or not, beach parties in Kenya rock! :-)
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