nWeewbs habariinspiration 46 msafiri A cacia Adventure Holidays and the Kenya Tourist Board have joined forces to create a new website, Crazy About Kenya ( www. crazyaboutkenya. com), an online portal that proves there's more to the country than the Masai Mara. The site showcases the work of over twenty local artists and musicians, including world renowned singer- songwriter Eric Wainaina alongside younger talents like DJ Wave and Pepe Haze, with lots of tracks to listen to online. There are also galleries of striking modern artworks to browse by artists like Tim Kiarie and Arshif Malamba, as well as a selection of videos from across the country, ranging from Nairobi and the beaches to Lake Turkana – or just try your hand at the Masai Mara e- safari game. Other features of the website include regular news updates on album launches from featured artists and other up- and- coming talents, along with the lowdown on forthcoming events in the capital, the latest travel deals, and an exclusive newsletter, " Whispering Grass of the Masai Plains". Check out another recently relaunched website if you are worried about the environmental cost of flying. www. enviro. aero profiles ways in which the airline industry is currently responding to environmental issues such as climate change. The site highlights the huge amount of work being undertaken across the industry to deal with current challenges, and aims to answer concerns raised by environmentalists about aviation's impact on the environment, and to provide members of the public and those in the industry with the facts about aviation's role in climate change. Bond time for omega Want to wear James Bond's watch? OMEGA has recently released a 007- branded version of the classic Seamaster Planet Ocean 600m Co- Axial Chronometer, as worn by Daniel Craig in Quantum of Solace. A professional divers' watch, the Seamaster is equipped with a helium escape valve and a unidirectional rotating bezel, and is water- resistant to 600m. Only 5,007 of the limited edition watches are being made, so why not head to Timeshop in Nairobi, the official OMEGA retailer in Kenya. GLOBAL SAVANNA Visitors to Nairobi may have noticed the stylish new Savanna coffee shop, recently opened at the city's National Museums. The new outlet, owned by agricultural firm Sasini Tea and Coffee, offers a unique blend of Kenyan art, cuisine and spirit which has already proved a hit with local coffee- lovers. This new opening is just stage one of what Sasini's directors hope will eventually be an international chain of coffee lounges to compete with established brands like Starbucks. Sasini is currently scouting for opportunities to set up more coffee shops around Kenya and abroad, with plans underway to open branches in Dubai's new Palm Island and in London. KENYA'S AMAZING TWO-LEGGED LIONS Karibu Kenya. Welcome to Lion country. No, we're not talking about Kenya's majestic big cats, but about the two- legged kings of the urban jungle: the Lions Club District 411, Nairobi. Members of the Lions Club make a vital contribution to helping the less fortunate members of Kenyan society in a wide variety of ways – anything from donating equipment like wheelchairs and artificial Jaipur limbs to installing a much- needed borehole to provide water for a children's home. Last year marked the fiftieth anniversary of the Lions Club in Nairobi, celebrated with a series of activities starting with a programme in fifty schools aimed at helping today's children develop into responsible citizens, and ending with a fun- filled sports day for physically challenged kids. Hilton helps deaf- blind children in Kenya Hats off to Hilton, who last year made a grant of US$ 75,000 to Sense International to support their work in helping deaf- blind children in Kenya receive vital services and access to education.
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