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The grass is always greener, especially in Kenya.
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It's called the Giraffe Manor, and you can book a trip right this very second here.
Elephants graze on Oct. 8, 2013 at Amboseli National Park, southeast of Nairobi. (AFP/Getty Images)
The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust is the most successful orphaned-elephant rescue and rehabilitation program in the world. Check it out.
A couple at Nairobi's Blankets & Wine festival on June 2, 2013. (Courtesy/Blankets & Wine)
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The food’s not too shabby, either.
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Think American football, except you can’t throw the ball forward and there are no helmets or shoulder pads. The annual Safaricom 7s tournament is held every September.
Club Sound in downtown Nairobi is the place to hear poets and spoken word artists showing off their lyrical chops.
The site of the 2012 Storymoja Hay Festival in Nairobi, Kenya. (Courtesy/Storymoja Hay Festival)
The festival, held every September, is an impressive showcase for contemporary writing, poetry and storytelling from around the world. It's set in an equally impressive location.
Thanks to local café chains Nairobi Java House and Dormans, you can drink Kenyan coffee without ever having to set foot in a Starbucks (which hasn't yet cracked Kenya).
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It harks effortlessly back to the days of Britain’s colonial empire. It is advisable to carry a copy of Karen Blixen’s Out of Africa or James Fox’s White Mischief.
Not one for the creationists.
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They sit on the landscape just west of Nairobi like a giant’s clenched fist, marking, in breathtakingly dramatic fashion, the edge of the Great Rift Valley from where humankind began its two-legged journey out of Africa.
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Conceived by British colonialists more than a century ago, this will all soon be replaced by a new Chinese railway. Visit while you still can.