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Top Choice Seafood in Naro Moru

Trout Tree Restaurant

Inhabiting a marvellous fig tree overlooking the Burguret River, alongside colobus monkeys and tree hyraxes, this is one of the most original places to eat in Kenya's Central Highlands. It doesn't do much else, but …
Top Choice International in Nanyuki

Le Rustique

This one-time Nairobi favourite has upped sticks and headed north to Nanyuki. The fare, overseen to every last detail by owner Maike Potgieter, is superb, with pizzas, crêpes and an excellent wine list. But the atmo…
Top Choice Farm in Thika

Karunguru Coffee Estate

This estate has been cultivating coffee since 1928, and its five-hour tours (which must be pre-booked) are outstanding, taking in an explanation of the estate's history, a tour of the various stages of coffee produc…
Top Choice Zoo in Ol Pejeta Conservancy

Endangered Species Enclosure

This 283-hectare drive-through enclosure next to the Morani Information Centre is home to the last three remaining northern white rhinos (one male and two females), an ever-so-close-to-being-extinct subspecies. The …
Wildlife Reserve in Laikipia Plateau

Lewa Wildlife Conservancy

While this massive 222-sq-km conservancy, just south of Isiolo, could boast about its luxury lodges, stunning scenery and astounding wildlife activities, it’d rather talk about its community and conservation project…
National Park in Mt Kenya Region

Meru National Park

Marred by serious poaching in the 1980s and the subsequent murder of George Adamson in 1989, Meru National Park fell off the tourist map and has never quite managed to struggle back on. This is a pity, because it ha…
Sports in Lewa Wildlife Conservancy

Lewa Safaricom Marathon

It’s one thing to run a marathon to the encouraging screams of people, but it’s entirely another to run it sharing the course with elephants, rhinos and the odd lion! Established in 2000 to raise funds for wildlife …
Indian in Nanyuki

Kongoni Camp

One of the top restaurants in Nanyuki with a large variety of international dishes – hamburgers, steak, pizza – though its speciality is Indian food. With a proper tandoor oven, this place can cure any naan bread an…
National Park in Mt Kenya Region

Mt Kenya National Park

Africa’s second-highest mountain is also one of its most beautiful. Here, mere minutes from the equator, glaciers carve out the throne of Ngai, the old high god of the Kikuyu. To this day the tribe keeps its doors o…
Wildlife Reserve in Laikipia Plateau

Borana Conservancy

One of the longest-standing conservancies in the area, the Borana cattle ranch (now the Borana Conservancy), owned by the Dyer family for three generations, turned its focus onto wildlife and community projects in 1…