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Kenya Airways' daily international and domestic fl ights arrive at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport ( www. kenyaairports. co. ke), 15 km southeast of the city centre, which is East Africa's most important air travel hub. The Kenya National Taxi Company ( www. kenatco. co. ke) operates a fl eet of reliable taxis from the airport at fi xed prices, and the ride into Nairobi costs around US$ 20. There is also a city bus service ( 6am— 6pm) to and from the airport; number 34. For 5- Star luxury try The Hilton ( www1. hilton. com), Intercontinental ( www. ichotelsgroup. com), or The Norfolk Hotel ( www. fairmont. com/ norfolkhotel), a world-famous The Nairobi Serena ( www. giraffemanor. com) ( www. ( www. fairviewkenya. com) and Silver hotels ( www. silversprings- hotel. com) ll SLEEP HABARIINSPIRATION 32 WORDS: LIZZIE WILLIAMS. PICTURE OF KAREN BLIXEN'S HOUSE: STORM STANLEY/ PHOTOLIBRARY llTOUCH DOWN msafi ri Many large malls offer under- one- roof shopping and the biggest is Village Walk in Gigiri, where the Maasai quality pieces, head to ( www. africanheritage. net) or Treasures com) in Karen. Colourful in their duty free selection. Nairobi has an interesting number of museums ( www. museums. or. ke) including the newly- revamped Nairobi National Museum, set in landscaped grounds and covers Kenya's fl ora and fauna, ethnic culture and history of mankind in East Africa. Learn the history of the Uganda Railway at the Nairobi Railway Museum or enjoy the Out of Africa atmosphere at the Karen Blixen Museum. The August 7th Memorial Gardens are a peaceful reminder of the terrorist attack that ripped through Nairobi's city centre in 1998. There are a number of wildlife attractions around the suburbs including the Nairobi National Park, which has a full complement of African animals and can be explored in just half a day, and the wonderful Giraffe Centre, where children especially will enjoy meeting the half- tame Rothschild giraffes. llSHOP ll EAT Our essential briefi ng on Kenya's capital city ll SEE famous hotel found in one of Nairobi's original buildings, built in 1904. ( www. serenahotels. com) is set in beautiful gardens with wonderful views of the city at sunset. The lovely red- brick, ivy- covered Giraffe Manor is redolent of an English country house, while Windsor Golf and Country Club windsorgolfresort. com) is modelled on a Victorian- style country hotel. The 3- Star Fairview Springs offer good value tourist accommodation. Market on Fridays has some 350 traders selling contemporary and traditional crafts. Armies of wooden giraffes amongst other African arts and crafts can be found at the city market. For African Heritage House of ( www. treasureskenya. kikoys ( www. kikoy. com) are for sale at Kenya's upmarket curio shops and KQ carries some products International cuisine can be found at Alan Bobbe's Bistro in Westlands, which specialises in gourmet French food and wines, or Café Maghreb at the Nairobi Serena Hotel where there are good continental buffets in stunning Moroccan decor. Lord Erroll off Limuru Rd, where crowned cranes stalk the lawns and the bar is full of colonial memorabilia, takes its name from the famous unsolved murder in the 1930s. The city centre's Tamarind is Nairobi's fi nest seafood restaurant, where supplies are fl own up from the coast daily, while the Mediterraneo at Dagoretti Corner is considered the best Italian. The Thorn Tree Café at the Stanley Hotel is a popular pavement bistro- style café and famous for its message tree, and Dorman's and Java House are good café chains for trying Kenyan coffee and tea. Carnivore off Langata Road is on most tourists' itineraries to Nairobi for its spears laden with meat, carved straight onto your plate. Streetwise NAIROBI