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Nairobi Will Be Home To The Tallest Building In Africa

Nairobi is considered the hub of Eastern and Central Africa when it comes to business matters and it’s no wonder that areas such as Upperhill have grown rapidly to cater for the growing demand of office space.

Word on the street has it that a building by the name of Hass Towers which will be located in Upperhill next to Rahimtula Towers will be the tallest building in Africa. Currently, the tallest building in Africa is Carlton Towers in Johannesburg, South Africa which stands at 223 meters high. Hass Towers will soar a whooping 300 meters high and will have 66 floors thus making it the tallest building in Africa(yet).Here are photos of the on going project and what the final product will look like:

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All You Need to Know Before Going on Safari in East Africa

Here is an overview summarizing important information relative to your upcoming safari.

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ARRIVAL

Affable Tours and Safaris has your flight information, therefore, a representative will be waiting for you at the airport holding up a sign with your name on it. You will then be transported to your hotel in Nairobi as per the itinerary. If you are a traveller from the U.S.A, it is good to note that the elevation in Nairobi is 5,000 feet and you are 7 times zones away.

PACKING

Articles of clothing can be left for lodge staff to launder throughout your safari. There is limited space available in the safari vehicles. All luggage is stored behind the passenger seats as we travel from game park to game park. This will not really be an issue since we are five or six (including driver) traveling in a 7 person van /4x4. 

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Direct Flights to Kenya from USA

KENYA has met the threshold required for a category one airport status for direct flights between Nairobi and the US.

This follows an audit by the International Civil Aviation Organisation on the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority and Kenya Airports Authority between September 17 and 24, 2014. ICAO has given the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport an 88 per cent score, placing it above the 80 per cent mark required for any airport to attain category one status.

It concludes attempts by the country since 2013 when it scored 66 per cent and slightly missing the mark in April 2014 after scoring 78.42 per cent. “The audit went well. We are now pursuing approvals by the Federal Aviation Administration,” KCAA director general Gilbert Kibe told the Star yesterday.

FAA regulates and oversees the American civil aviation sector.

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