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Many people who are planning to move to Nairobi know Kenya as a great tourist destination. However, Kenya is more than that. With a population of around 3 million people, Nairobi is among the largest cities in Africa and one of the most important cities in Africa financially and economically.

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Internet in Nairobi: Value for money

Wednesday, 14 November 2012 08:48

Getting an internet connection in Nairobi is not a problem. But getting the right provider, at the right time and the right place is no peanuts. Since we often get questions about it, we thought it would be useful to develop a short survey about internet experiences in Nairobi. Here are the results:

Providers in a nutshell
We've received feedback through our questionnaire (thanks!) about 6 internet service providers: Access Kenya, Africa Online, Faiba, Orange, Safaricom and Zuku.

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Reliable and quick

Monday, 10 September 2012 11:05

Expat-to-Expat were so helpful with getting the car as their advice always get to point and are trustful with professional knowledge about cars and Kenyan regulation.
They were also reliable and quick in finding nice apartments based on my preference.
I am sure it would have taken longer time if I opted for other options (Indeed, I looked for apartment through different source in the beginning in vein and hence asked their support).
Asanteni sana!

Kenji, Working for a bi-lateral aid agency (9 September 2012)

Posted by Expat-to-Expat on behalf of Kenji

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Posted by Expat-to-Expat, on behalf of our guest blog writer: Amy L. Rapp.
Thanks, Amy, for your very useful contribution!

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"Many people arrive in Nairobi and shortly after their embassy or company's security briefing they have a knee jerk reaction and run out to get a big dog. Frequently they do not think about anything but getting a big, scary looking dog!

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Posted by Expat-to-Expat on behalf of Mera

"I contacted Expat-to-Expat when I was preparing to leave Kenya, after a colleague had used their services upon arrival in Nairobi and gave a very strong recommendation. I was looking to sell a high-end SUV and having trouble finding a serious buyer using regular market channels (posters at the shopping centers, etc).

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Accountable, fair and transparent

Friday, 08 June 2012 10:28

For anyone newly arrived to Kenya, I believe Expat-to-Expat would be a fantastic conduit into your new home. For those (sadly) leaving Kenya, this firm can be trusted to handle any sales or closing affairs in a fully accountable, fair and transparent manner.

Mera, working with a major NGO, Nairobi (6 June 2012)

Posted by Expat-to-Expat on behalf of Mera

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Why I imported a car

Thursday, 24 May 2012 06:49

Many expats come to Kenya for a couple of years for work, anticipating an adventurous lifestyle with regular safaris over the weekends to admire Africa’s wildlife. Others are planning to build a new business in booming Nairobi and again others have been around for a while, and are not planning to leave the country any time soon…. All these people are likely to at some point be looking to buy a car.

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A day out with your children in Nairobi

Monday, 30 January 2012 06:11

Mid-term is around the corner!
Below is a list of activities and short trips, enough ideas to consider for a morning or afternoon of fun. Feel free to leave suggestions using the comment field below.

FUN and PLAY

  • Jolly Roger Theme Park
    Playground, bouncing castles, small restaurant/ bar - relax with a drink while your children play. Location: Next to Mamba Village Langata North Road, Karen Estate
  • Amani ya Juu (website)
    Playground for the youngest, small restaurant/ bar - relax with a drink, snack or light lunch in the quiet garden while your children play. Nice souvenirs/ small presents for sale in the Amani ya juu shop. Location: Junction Riverside Drive/ Kileleshwa ring road, next to Prime Bank, Kileleshwa Estate
  • Splash Water World
    Swimming pool. Location: Langata Road, next to Carnivore Restaurant
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Kenya car ordeals

Thursday, 29 December 2011 11:18

- Buying a car in Kenya -

If you have been an expat in Kenya and you drive your own car, you may have experienced the hassle of having to find a car from one of the car bazaars or sale yards, e.g. along Ngong Road. If on top of that you are also a Mzungu(1) and even if you know something about cars, you may still have felt treated like a complete idiot. In my experience – even when showing off with my modest knowledge of cars – the bottom price a sales persons would quote for me, always turns out to be 100-200,000 Kshs higher than when my Kenyan friends inquire about the very same car. The irony is that even my Kenyan friends are never sure if they are being ripped off.

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Professional and knowledgeable

Thursday, 29 December 2011 09:55

Joep was extremely professional and very knowledgeable as he helped me purchase a used Toyota from Japan. With Joep's help, I felt confident I was getting a good deal on a good car. Joep took my car to his mechanic, and together they identified some problems that the seller then agreed to fix before selling me the car. I'm very grateful to Joep's excellent and very timely service. Hiring Joep was a very worthwhile investment, and it gave me peace of mind knowing I had an expert on my side.

Andrew Parris - Business Process Specialist - World Vision East Africa Regional Office, Nairobi (July 29 2011)

Posted by Expat-to-Expat on behalf of Andrew Parris

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