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Nairobi Safari Club

05 March 2015 » Nairobi Safari Club

His Excellency Pierre Nkurunziza, President of the Republic of Burundi, (left) escorted by Sen. Kembi Gitura (centre) is received by the hotel’s Head of Operation Eric Musumba (right) upon his arrival at the hotel. He was scheduled for a two day stay. This is the third time he has stayed at the hotel. We are grateful to the Embassy of Burundi here in Kenya for the opportunity to host him.Easter at the ClubOur Easter basket is full of goodies that are bound to brighten up your Easter...

15 April 2014 » Nairobi Safari Club

Chef JamesSince pears and avocados are in season right now. How about a salad recipe using both?Ingredients2 big pears or 3 small pears diced2 large ripe avocados diced gentlyDiced tomatoesDiced onions3 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar or lemon juice2 tablespoons of honeySalt and Paper to tasteProcessGently put the diced avocados in a large bowl. Add the 3 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar or lemon juiceAdd the diced pears, tomatoes,and onionsSprinkle salt and pepper to tasteAdd the honeyMix...

08 April 2014 » Nairobi Safari Club

1. The ViewA great view allows you to experince the character and vibe of the city you are visiting in a way most people including the local population do not get to. If your hotel is not a high raise building like Nairobi Safari Club, you can request the Front Desk Reception to allocate you a room facing their gardens or pool.    2. Room ServiceEven though twenty four hour room service is the norm rather than the exception, not all all hotels adhere to this policy. It is advisable in call...

01 April 2014 » Nairobi Safari Club

Napkin folding is an art form that lends sophistication and elegance to formal lunch or dinner parties. The designs can serve as great conversation starters for your guests who are no doubt bound to be impressed. An example of one such design is the Bishop's Hat. Joyce our Safari Restaurant Hostess will take us through the steps involved. 1.Spread the napkin on a smooth surface, wrong side up. 2. Fold the napkin into half away from you3.Take one corner and fold it towards you, forming a...

24 March 2014 » Nairobi Safari Club

  Did you know that March 24th is chocolate covered raisins day? There must be a special place reserved in heaven for whoever came up with day. In keeping with the celebrations, here is a simple recipe you can try out at home.Image Flickr: Ian Ingredients Cooking chocolate ( white or brown)1 tablespoon of honey wax /tracing paper ProcessPour the raisins into the bowl and set aside Break the cooking chocolate into a small saucepan, and melt over hot water simmering on medium heat . Once the...

17 March 2014 » Nairobi Safari Club

Francis Koitee Nairobi Safari Club Head ButcherIf you have had a non vegetarian meal at the Safari Restaurant or any other restaurant in the city, chances are that you may have been tempted to duplicate it at home. Our head butcher Francis Koitee  will take you through the first step, which is identifying the basic meat cuts.Red Meats   Beef Burger This is made from minced beef. Select the side of beef you prefer, and ask the butcher to mince it for you. Beef MedallionAlso known as filet (...

11 March 2014 » Nairobi Safari Club

There are four basic types of set ups Nairobi Safari Club uses for conferences/functions. Here is a guideline.1. U shape style set up  This is a set up most suited to functions that involve presentations that require audio visual equipment such as screens and projectors. It allows for both the presenter and participants to interact easily.  2. Round table style set up Round table set ups are more suited to social occasions such as wedding receptions and special luncheon or dinner functions. ...

04 March 2014 » Nairobi Safari Club

At one point everyone will have to deal with stocking a wall unit with glasses. Here is a  guide line of the most basic types of glasses you should have.Juice glassThis glass can be used to serve a wide variety of beverages such as water, milk or smoothies. Its size and shape tends to vary depending on what is being served at the time.  Since it is an item for everyday use, always purchase a set with a thicker millimeter measurement. Wine glassesWine glasses available in the market are just as...

24 February 2014 » Nairobi Safari Club

A waiter stands. That is the first thing Francis tells me when I ask if we can take a seat for this particular interview. So I proceed with the interview standing.      1. How long have you been a waiter? Close to two years now        2.What do you like about your job? I get to meet different types of people, learn something new everyday and of course it is my source of income       3. Who is the most notable personality you have heard the pleasure of serving? Oliver Mtukutzi 4. What advice...

13 February 2014 » Nairobi Safari Club

Author Ciiku on her blog .http://beingmrsbabes.wordpress.com , offers practical tips on how to go about planing for your dream vacation.Travelling."That is my life. If I could do it more often than we do, it would be awesome but I am pretty happy we do it as we do. And I am glad that I have the funnest travel companion because he makes it so much better. Even better is being married who enjoys travelling as much as I do.So how do we do it?Well, it is a combination of factors but one thing...

04 February 2014 » Nairobi Safari Club

A little something from our Valentine’s Day dinner menu                                                Ingredients                                                      Cooking chocolate (250g)                                                 Egg Yolk (75g)        Egg White (75g)       Running cream (50g) Sugar (375g)         Whipped Cream (500g) Process Separate the egg whites from the yolk then set aside Whisk the egg white until it is puffy, and then add the sugar and mix well until you are...

22 November 2013 » Nairobi Safari Club

It is not often that you come across articles that give us a glimpse into history in such a fun way. This article by Kresearcher manages to do just thatKenya is home to many trading centers and towns some with very interesting names, but have you ever thought of how the name of your town or village came about? Some of the names came about by what we can term as sheer coincidence and twists which are funny.Dagoretti Corner: The place was originally known as “The Great Corner” and the Africans...

05 November 2013 » Nairobi Safari Club

If you are photographer visiting Nairobi, the city offers wonderful views. Take for instance these wonderful pictures by professional photographer Steve Kitots on his blog: Confessions of a Fotographer.Here is the link to Nairobi Nights:http://stevekitots.wordpress.com/2013/05/29/nairobi-nights/

16 October 2013 » Nairobi Safari Club

The room steward in any hotel is tasked with the most important job. That of ensuring that hotel rooms are in tip top condition after and during a guests stay. Here is what I learnt from Lucy, one of Nairobi Safari Club's best room stewards.Lucy hard at work1. How long is a normal work day for you?8 hours. 7 am - 3 pm2. How long does it take to clean one room well ?30 minutes3. How many rooms do you have to clean daily?144. What are the characteristics of a good room steward?They must be well...

03 October 2013 » Nairobi Safari Club

1. The Nairobi National ParkThe only park in the world situated in a capital city. Best experienced through a game drive.http://www.kws.org/parks/parks_reserves/NANP.html2. The Nairobi Safari WalkNo game drive needed, guests enjoy a walk and at the same time get to see the animals. Its popular with the locals and tourists alike for dates and wedding photo shoots.http://www.kws.org/parks/education/nairobi_safariwalk.html3. The Nairobi National MuseumOnly a ten minute drive from the hotel. Its an...

09 September 2013 » Nairobi Safari Club

If you are in Nairobi either for business or safari and are looking to for a fun filled weekend, here are a few events you can check out:  MindspeakThis is an open forum held twice a month at the Intercontinental Hotel Nairobi. The moderator and founder Aly Khan Satchu (www.rich.co.ke) interviews key players from the corporate, government, diplomatic and private sectors. The objective is to impart valuable knowledge to the next generation. Entry is free, breakfast is served at 9:00 am, and the...

28 August 2013 » Nairobi Safari Club

     1. Service Great service should be the norm rather than the exception. Take a mental note of how they treat you right from the time you check in. Did they have your reservation? Was your room ready, clean and to your specifications? If you raise a complaint do they address it graciously, immediately or are they defensive. This should give you a pretty good indication of whether you are getting your money’s worth.2. TrafficThis should determine the proximity of your work place to the hotel...

20 August 2013 » Nairobi Safari Club

Terry of our laundry department was kind enough to show us how.1.  Once the shirt is well ironed, lay it on a flat smooth surface2.   Button the collar first, skip the second button and proceed to the third button. Repeat the sequence until the end3.   Hold the shirt by the shoulders, and turn it to the back.4.   Place a shirt board at the base of the collar. 5.   Fold the sides of the shirt along the board.6.   Next fold the sleeves in an overlay sequence7.   Take the end to the shirt, fold...

13 August 2013 » Nairobi Safari Club

Buffets can often be overwhelming, following these five steps will simplify the process immensely.1.     Inquire from the front desk reception the opening and closing times before you call it a night, especially if you are staying in a new hotel.Breakfast: 6:00 am - 10:30 am2.       If you are part of a large group that would like to eat breakfast together, a reservation can easily be made.3.     Once in the restaurant, go round the buffet station to see what is on offer. Once you are satisfied...

24 July 2013 » Nairobi Safari Club

1. Once you have narrowed down the hotels of your choice, do a site visit to have a visual of their accommodation and ballroom facilities.2. Inquire about the items and services the wedding package provides. The package is usually flexible and can be adjusted to suite various tastes and preferences.3. Having  more than one buffet station is a great idea. It minimises queues and allows the guests to interact in an relaxed but formal setting.4.When it comes to photography, do not be afraid to...

10 July 2013 » Nairobi Safari Club

Here us a great review of the Sundeck Pizzeria at Grill done by Annette Mumbi first posted on Hapa Kenya under their restaurant review section. Check it out here:http://www.hapakenya.com/restaurant-review-sundeck-pizzeria-and-grill/

08 July 2013 » Nairobi Safari Club

The great thing about staying at our city hotel is the birds eye view you get of Nairobi. 

26 June 2013 » Nairobi Safari Club

In today's guest spotlight we feature Mariachiara and Marco from the land of pasta and pizzaThis was their first visit to Kenya. They were kind enough to teach us a few words in Italian.Ciao! this means: Hello !Arrivederci! this means: Goodbye !Thank you Mariachiara & Marco. Have a safe trip back to Italy :)

25 June 2013 » Nairobi Safari Club

Today we will be learning how to make fresh orange juice, courtesy of chef Terry.You will need to invest in a juice extractor. The extractor or juicer, should be available in all leading supermarkets in your area. Ensure that the purchase includes warranty, should you need the extractor fixed at a later date.You will needA bowl of clean oranges. Tip: Select oranges from one  batch if possible, this ensure that the taste remains consistentPeel the oranges, and if there are seeds present, remove...

18 June 2013 » Nairobi Safari Club

Did you know that the main language in China is Mandarin? Today we will learn five basic terms that you can useNí hào  this means: HelloHuānyíng this means: WelcomeQǐng xiǎngyòng which means: Enjoy your mealXiè Xiè which means Thank youZàijiàn which means GoodbyeThat is all for today class, hope you enjoyed the  lesson. Let us know where you would like us to go next 

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