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Built by the Portuguese at the end of the 16th century at the southern edge of the town of Mombasa, over a spur of coral rock, and kept under their control for one century, Fort Jesus, Mombasa, bears testimony to the first successful attempt by Western civilization to rule the Indian ocean trade routes, which, until then had remained under Eastern influence. The design of the fort, with its proportions, its

Sheldrick's orphanage in Nairobi has everything that will make a baby elephant feel right at home. The young have their own private rooms; there is a communal bath that allows for healthy interaction with other elephants, a dining area and even a playground and each elephant have his own keeper to care for him 24/7.

The talented resident artists at this cultural centre perform traditional dances and songs taken from the country’s various tribal groups, including Arabic-influenced Swahili taarab music, Kalenjin warrior dances, Embu drumming and Kikuyu circumcision ceremonies. It is touristic, of course, but still a spectacular afternoon out. The complex consists of several bomas (villages), each constructed in the architectural style of Kenya's major ethnic groups

If you loved Out of Africa, you will love this museum in the farmhouse where author Karen Blixen lived between 1914 and 1931. She left after a series of personal tragedies, but the lovely colonial house has been preserved as a museum. Set in expansive gardens, the museum is an interesting place to wander around, but the movie was shot at a nearby location, so do not be surprised if things