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What they didn't tell you about Nairobi...

Outlined with modern skyscrapers, world class restaurants, fully equipped hospitals, modern shopping malls, schools and last but not least; it's very own national park - you will find it all in Nairobi, the capital city of Kenya; the most economically empowered country in the East of Africa.

Kenya's Rich are on the Rise

There are approximately 8,500 high-net worth individuals (HNWIs) living in Kenya, with a combined wealth of 42 billion US dollars, this is according to Kenya 2016 Wealth Report.

According to the survey, 2015 was a good year for Kenyan millionaires as HNWI volumes rose by two per cent. "Nairobi is home to the largest portion of Kenya's HNWIs (6,200 individuals)."

First Carrefour Hypermarket in Sub-Sahara Africa opens in Nairobi

French retail giant Carrefour has opened its first hypermarket in Kenya at The Hub Karen Mall in Nairobi.

Lufthansa Deploys Larger Planes on Nairobi Route

German airline Lufthansa is set to deploy larger aircraft and increase its frequencies on the Nairobi-Frankfurt route on what it linked to 'huge potential'. The airline says it will deploy the wide-bodied Airbus A340-300 between Frankfurt and Nairobi four times a week beginning September this year, up from the current three weekly flights.

The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust: The Rescue of Galla

The 21st March began as a particularly fraught day for The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust with the news that two orphaned elephants were in need of rescue at different ends of the country.

Giraffe has same skin-lightening condition as Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson may have had something in common with a giraffe discovered in Kenya. The two seem to be linked by a rare skin condition called vitiligo, where the skin gradually loses its pigment.

Now Zoe Muller from the Rothschild's Giraffe Project and the University of Bristol, UK, reports the first case of vitiligo in a wild giraffe.

This particular Giraffe is located outside of Nairobi, however whilst inNairobi, you can visit The Giraffe Centre which was started by Jock Leslie-Melville and his wife Betty. The programme has had huge success, resulting in the introduction of several breeding pairs of Rothschild Giraffe into Kenyan national parks. The main attraction for visitors is feeding giraffes from a raised observation platform. The centre is also home to several warthogs which freely roam the area along with the giraffes.

Inauguration dinner for prestigious Chaine Des Rotisseurs

Villa Rosa Kempinski on Saturday 11th June hosted the Chaîne Des Rôtisseurs - Nairobi Chapter Gala Dinner.

The Chaîne Des Rôtisseursis the world's oldest international gastronomic society founded in Paris in 1950 and is now in over 90 countries. The association is devoted to preserving the camaraderie and pleasures of the table and to promote excellence in all areas of the hospitality culinary arts.

The Luxury Safari Experience

The Emakoko lodge lies a 45 minute drive from Nairobi's Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, within the 45sq-mile Nairobi National Park - where lions, leopards, cheetahs and hippos all lurk, with the city skyline in the background.

The Aga Khan University Hospital

First established in 1958, the Aga Khan University Hospital took a significant step in its evolution in 2005 becoming a premier teaching and tertiary care referral hospital and a leading medical facility offering quality general medical services, specialist clinics and high-tech diagnostic services.