History of Mombasa

Mombasa is a coastal city of Kenya established in 900 AD and has the Kenyan history as a commercial, cosmopolitan port town built on an island and which later saw it being expanded to mainland earning itself a spot as the oldest and second largest city in Kenya after Nairobi with harboring an about 1.4 million people by 2016 the time the Kenyan government carried out a population census. The island city of Mombasa is connected to the mainland by bridges and ferries providing its occupants and tourists a link to the true heart of Mombasa in the old town as they pass via the narrow winding streets dominated by the Arabic architecture which currently makes the modern Mombasa the headquarters of Mombasa County rich in historic events and progressions are valued with its busy port.

The foundation of Mombasa undeniably lies with Mwana Mkisi and Shehe Mvita, who were the two rulers and legend has it that, the original ancestor of Mombasa’s oldest lineages within Thenashara Taifa (Twelve Nations) Families is Mwana Mkisi and the original occupants of Mombasa and she was a pagan queen believed to have founded Kongowea, an area of settlement in the North Coast suburb of Mombasa.

During the visit of Mombasa by the famous Moroccan scholar and traveler Ibn Battuta, he said the people of Mombasa and the entire Swahili coast were Shafi’i Muslims, religious, trustworthy and righteous people after spending just one night. Several explorers visited this town including the Arabic geographer who mentioned about Mombosa in 1151.

Mombasa has the oldest stone mosque in it called Mnara which was built in 1300 AD and several others like the Mandhry Mosque established in 1570, a clear illustration that Swahili architecture was an indigenous African product. Commercially, history displays that Mombasa had trade links with Cholas of South India up to the present day, with their exports then being ivory, sesamum, millet and coconuts.
Politically, Mombasa has been under different Administrations who had great influence over the people and their daily activities, these administrations included;

The Portuguese rule
After the visit made by the Portuguese explorer Vasco Da Gama in 1495 making him the first British to visit the coastal town, within a period of two years the Portuguese had taken over the coastal town but in 1502, the sultanate became independent from Kilwa Kisiwani and which made it renamed to be called Mvita, a Swahili word or Manbasa in Arabic language. In 1528, Portugal launched an attack again which made them reclaim control of the Mombasa. In 1585, the Somalis of Ajuran Empire and the Turks of Ottoman Empire led by Emir ‘Ali Bey managed to bring Mombasa and other coastal centres in Southeast Africa under their control from the Portuguese rule making only Malindi a Portuguese colony.
In 1631, Dom Jeronimo butchered the entire Portuguese garrison after they had completed building Fort Jesus under the rule of members of the ruling family of Malindi. Dom Jeronimo was the ruler of Mombasa who left Mombasa to become a pirate in 1632 and that same year the Portuguese made their way back and activated direct rule in Mombasa.

The Oman rule
After capturing Fort Jesus in 1698, Imamate of Oman was in charge alongside his subordinates who on the island of Unguja, his rule came with lots of local rebellions in different years, there were different rulers as indicated below;
Imam Sa’if ibn Sultan took over the leadership on 12 December 1698 – December 1698, Nasr ibn Abdallah al-Mazru’i from December 1698 – 1728 and Shaykh Rumba from 1728–12 March 1728 and this same year the Portuguese again claimed control of Mombasa under captain-major Álvaro Caetano de Melo Castro on 12th March 1728 up to 21st September 1729, before other four new Omani Liwali to 1746.
Then on the 9th February, 1824 to 25th July 1826, Mombasa became a British protectorate with Governors as representatives but the Omani rule was restored in 1826 which led to the appointment of seven liwalis. But on 24th June, 1837, Mombasa was taken over by Said bin Sultan of Muscat and Oman.

British rule
On 25th May, 1887, the British took over Mombasa was making it the British East Africa Association, thereafter changing it to the Imperial British East Africa Company and Mombasa was made the capital of the British East Africa Protectorate and the sea terminal serving the Uganda Railway whose construction was initiated in 1896.
Between 1887 and 1906, the capital was later moved from Mombasa to Nairobi which is the capital of Kenya up to date because medical officers warned that the ground was swampy and advised Sir James Hayes Sadler who was then Commissioner of the East Africa Protectorate. He pleaded with London which later accepted to shift the capital to Nairobi.
Many workers termed as the Indian Coolies were shipped in from the British India who aided the railway line construction through giving manpower. In 1898, the Sultan of Zanzibar formally presented the town to the British and Mombasa became the capital of the Protectorate of Kenya.

TOURIST ATTRACTIONS

Mombasa is not only richly blessed with history but also other tourist attractions some as a result of the existence of colonial rule and others natural existed, among them include includes these famous ones;

Fort Jesus
This fort is found in Old Town, Mombasa and it was designed by Giovanni Battista Cairati, an Italian engineer and construction was commenced and completed between 1593 and 1596 following under very strict orders of King Philip I of Portugal and the main reason for constructing the port was to guard the Old Port of Mombasa and it became the only fort under Portuguese maintenance on the Swahili Coast.

White sand beaches
Mombasa is the perfect place for a beach holiday on white sand beaches like Nyali, Bamburi,Shelly, Tiwi, Shanzu and Diani which all provide visitors with refreshing water, relaxation and recreational facilities. All these white sand beaches can be found in Northern and Southern parts of Mombasa.
Mombasa Marine National Park and Reserve
It was established in 1986 on 100 square kilometer piece of land and the reserve covers about 200 square kilometers, there are swaying coconut palms on white sandy beaches protecting marine life and migratory birds.

Old Town
This old town has been in existence since the 15th century it has a concentration of Portuguese and Islamic architecture and it is located on the south-eastern part of Mombasa Island eating up 72 hectares and harbors a mix of indigenous people not forgetting the Arabs, Asians, Portuguese and British settlers.

Haller National Park
Haller Park used to be a limestone quarry but was later turned into a wildlife viewing place by Dr. Haller who started it by adding the mineral content of the soil, planted trees, added a fish farm, then later established wildlife animals like the Cape buffalo, waterbucks, giraffes, zebras, hippos and 160 bird species, and a famous interspecies couple that became an Internet sensation after the 130-year-old tortoise named Mzee adopted Owen, an orphaned hippo.

 

Come experience and discover the rich history of Mombasa town , Kenya most popular coastal destination. You can go a guided tour or rent a car in Mombasa for self drive trip and explore all the attractions. Nairobi Car Rental Services organizes tours around Kenya and would be more than happy to get you rental car + driver at affordable rates, simply send us an email to info@nairobicarrentalservices.com or call us on +254-713510387 to speak with the reseravtions team.

Kenya to Launch direct flights from Nairobi to New York

 As tourism in Kenya gets to its climax, the government is set to launch their first ever direct flight from Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport to New York’s John F Kennedy Airport on 28th October, 2018 following Kenya’s approval for Category One status by the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in April 2017, the stage is now set for Kenya Airways (KQ) to launch its inaugural direct flight to the US on October 28, there will be daily direct flights by KQ in between these two international airports.

Following an increase in tourist arrivals from the United States by 17 per cent from 97,883 in 2016 to 114,507 in 2017, the launch of the KQ direct flights is a very historic milestone for Kenya as a country and acceleration of arrivals are expected to boost the travel and tourism industry of Kenya given the reports by the United Nations World Tourism Organization that indicate the US as the world’s second largest tourism source market after China. As several of North Americans consider travelling to Africa as one of the world’s best vacation destinations, Kenya currently will take the lead since it has an opportunity to expand further into the US travel and tourism markets positively affecting the direct cargo transportation of Kenya’s Agricultural exports such as flowers, tea, coffee and textiles by air straight into the US markets.

Kenya’s exports to the US have been experiencing steady growth since 2013, which closed at Sh47.2 billion in 2017 from Sh29.9 billion in 2013 and with the direct KQ flight, Agricultural sector expects to break the record of food and cash crop exportation to the US.

Most of the tourists from North and South America usually connect to Kenya and Africa via the European continent, but takes them almost 24 hours to land in Kenya or Africa generally but with the direct flight, the flight time will drop from 24 to 15 hours making it shorter, quicker and cheaper thereby suggesting Kenya as a hot tourism destination with at least 48 American companies and organizations like Coca-Cola, Microsoft, the United Nations, the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, Google, IBM, General Electric, and Pfizer having their regional hubs in Kenya already.

The travel, tourism and hospitality industries expect an increase in employment opportunities for Kenyans as flight captains, air hostesses, tour guides, travel agents, hotel managers, game rangers and car hire service providers among other travel, tourism and hospitality related sectors.

 

 

 

Delegates of SKAL International World Congress Praise Kenya’s Unique Tourist Attractions

A few days after Mombasa Governor Ali Hassan Joho announced that Mombasa County was in quick preparations to host the 79th International Association of Travel and Tourism Professionals (SKÅL) World Congress 2018 on Wednesday 17th October, 2018, the congress was meant to kick off on the same day and run up to 21st October at Pride Inn Paradise and Resort in Mombasa. The event is happening in Kenya and Africa for the first time since the establishment of SKAL World Congress in 1934 with its Headquarters in Spain and security is beefed up amidst this global tourism event.

With the much anticipated launch of direct flights from Nairobi to New York, the delegates in attendance of the ongoing 79th SKAL World Congress foresee a blooming and booming tourism industry in Kenya especially in arrivals with the current innovation and investments government is putting to the sector and all these include the unique attractions that the country has greatly impressed the delegates who are in Kenya for the first time. More than 500 tourism and hospitality practitioners from all corners of the world were officially and warmly welcomed by the Tourism Cabinet Secretary Najib Balala on Wednesday upon their arrival.

After the Kenyan government restored security in Kenya and especially along the coastal areas, the conference now comes as a major boost to the tourism sector along Kenya’s coast, different from being an endorsement of the destination as safe place for tourism business after the congress was cancelled in 2015 due to security fears but while happening in Hyderabad, India on October 7, 2017, Kenya was granted another chance to host the 79th SKAL International World Congress 2018 in Mombasa.

According to statistics shown by the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics, there is massive growth in accommodation and food service deliveries from January to April 2018 though slower than last year’s growth and the high level of hotels or camp occupancy is a clear indication that there is a massive influx of tourists registered by the government.

With about 40 countries confirmed in attendance, Kenya Tourism Federation (KTF), the largest governing body uniting all tourism and travel related groups in the country believes that hosting this global event would give the eagerly required international publicity and exposure that Mombasa as a coastal travel and tourism destination needed and it proves a point that Mombasa has already been accepted and acknowledged as a safe place for tourists to visit and stay in.

we at Nairobi car rental services will keep you with the latest news and updates about this convention.

 

Ekaru – Nairobi News Reporter – Tristar Africa Skimmer safaris

 

Top 5 Tourist Attractions in Mombasa Town

Mombasa is a famous coastal town in Kenya established as early as 900 AD and has the Kenyan history as a commercial, cosmopolitan port town built on an island but later expanded to mainland making it the oldest and second largest city in Kenya after Nairobi Capital City, the population of Mombasa was 1.4 million people by the time 2016 population census was carried out. Mombasa as an island is connected to the mainland by bridges and ferries which give its inhabitants and visitors a link to the true heart of Mombasa in the old town through the narrow winding streets and Arab architecture.

Modern Mombasa is the headquarters of Mombasa County where historic events and progressions are greatly important with its busy port serving the landlocked country of Uganda.

Mombasa was further divided into four main suburbs for administrative purposes and these suburbs include:

Mombasa Island

Also known as Kizingo is home to Mombasa Law Courts, the state house of Mombasa, Municipal Council, provincial headquarters, Aga Khan Academy and other main nursery, primary, secondary schools and several higher institutions of Learning.

North Coast

Connected by the newly constructed Nyali Bridge in the north to Kizingo, it is a prime and up-market residential area dominated by beautiful beaches, resorts, hotels, Nakumatt, Multiplex cinema and Nyali Cinemax Complex among others.

Apart from Kizingo, areas like Kongowea occupied by mainly low income earners, Bamburi which is home to Bamburi Portland Cement Factory and Haller National Park, Bombolulu, Shanzu, Kisauni, Mkomani and Mtwapa make up the North Coast.

South Coast

Likoni is one of the areas and hosts lower income and lower-middle-class people with its concentration of people dominated by non-Swahili Bantu tribes. Another area is Diani beach which has several beach resorts.

Mombasa Mainland

It contains areas like Magongo, Makindani, Miritini and Changamwe which are all industrialized by the Kipevu power generation projects, the Kenya Oil Refinery Company facility not forgetting Migadini and Chaani centers which are close to Kenya Port Authority and Port Reitz harboring Moi International Airport and Port Reitz Hospital.

Many tourist attractions exist in this coastal city making it one of the most visited destinations in Kenya and the world. Tourists across the world visit this place annually some preferring to rent car in Mombasa and go about their way while others prefer getting a driver or guide to take them around.

TOP ATTRACTIONS IN MOMBASA

  • Fort Jesus

This fort in Old Town, Mombasa was designed by an Italian engineer called Giovanni Battista Cairati and construction was start and completed between 1593 and 1596 following strict orders of King Philip I of Portugal. The aim of this port was to guard the Old Port of Mombasa making it the only fort maintained by the Portuguese on the Swahili Coast.

The high gun turrets, battlements and underground passages of this 16th Century Fort were the centre of a historic struggle for control of the Kenya coast between the Portuguese army and the Shirazi Arabs.

 

  • Old Town

This is an area of Mombasa located on the south-eastern part  of Mombasa Island on an area of 72 hectares hosting a mix of local including the Arabs, Asians, Portuguese and British settlers. This old town has been in existence from the 15th century dominated by the Portuguese and Islamic architecture.

  • Haller National Park

Visit Haller Park which used to be a limestone quarry but was later turned into great place for wildlife viewing by Dr. Haller who started by adding  the mineral content of the soil, planted trees, added a fish farm, then later established a wildlife park with every animal having a function within the park’s ecosystem. Cape buffalo, waterbucks, giraffes, zebras, and hippos are some of the wildlife here and a famous interspecies couple that became an Internet sensation after the 130-year-old tortoise named Mzee adopted Owen, an orphaned hippo not forgetting an estimate of 160 bird species.

  • Mombasa Marine National Park and Reserve

The park was established in 1986 covering 100 square kilometers and the reserve eating up 200 square kilometers of land both defined by the warm azure ocean, swaying coconut palms on white sandy beaches protecting marine life and migratory birds and in this marine park there is Mtwapa and Tudor Creeks full of blue waters favoring snorkeling, water skiing, windsurfing and diving.

  • White sand beaches

Visit Mombasa for a beach holiday on white sand beaches like Nyali, Bamburi,Shelly, Tiwi, Shanzu and Diani which all provide visitors refreshing water, relaxation and recreational facilities. These white sand beaches are located in Northern and Southern parts of Mombasa.

 

Planning to visit Mombasa this holiday for a leisure holiday, dont miss out on these exciting historic attractions and beautiful sand beaches. To inquire about renting a car for self drive or guided tour around Mombasa town, simply send us an email to info@nairobicarrentalservices.com or call us on +254-713510387 to speak with the reservations team.

4 Best Rental Cars For Business Travelers in Nairobi City

Majority of foreigners visit Nairobi city for leisure and safari tours while some are in town strictly for business and as much as they would love to have fun, a business tourist always makes the deal a number one priority making arrangements for accommodation and transportation weeks or months before arriving. We at Nairobi car rental services understand how much it means for a business travelers to have that private , comfortable and safe ride to a meeting in the city and that’s why we take great pleasure in finding you the ideal rental cars for hire in Kenya in case you plan on arriving at the meeting in style and most importantly on time. Whether you decide to travel with a driver or prefer driving yourself to the location, there is no denying that a car will add points and show your partners or colleagues that you are person of class who takes business seriously.

There are only a handful of rental cars ideal for business travel in Nairobi city but we have narrowed them down to the best 3 based on style and number of inquiries we get from business clients in need of them.

 

Toyota Premio – This classic 4-door sedan is one of the most requested rental cars in Nairobi for business travelers as well as leisure tourists mainly because it is cheap and ticks all the boxes for business class agent. The 3 box body configured car can accommodate up to 4 people with spacious space for cargo in the rear. Rates range between US$ 50 to 80 per day excluding fuel.

Mercedes Benz models – The German made cars are one of the most popular luxury cars in the world , renowned to ooze  elegance and royalty straight from the fancy shiny exteriors that feature a fierce front  to the cozy leather seat interior made for a King & Queen. There is no wonder the Mercedes Benz classes like E, C, S or any other model are wide3ly used for as bridal cars fro weddings in Kenya. If you are a business traveler and looking for that VIP ride to the meeting in the city, then a Mercedes benz should be your number one choice. Rates for hiring a Mercedes Benz in Kenya go for US$ US$ 180 to US$ 200 per day excluding fuel but includes driver.

Range Rover –  The Range rover sport is rental car in Nairobi that not only shows class and wealth but also signifies that you really ready to make money. Regarded as the royal car, the Range rover’s interior and exterior makes it the perfect car to rent for business meeting in Nairobi. it could be  the Sport or Rogue version, our team at Nairobi Car Rental Services will be more than happy to get ity for along with chauffeur and fuel.

Land Cruiser V8 – Another one of the infamous Land cruiser models, the V8 is made for business and special events like weddings. It can accommodate up to 5 people comfortably with an eye catching exterior and comfortable interior. You don’t need to speak much as the car itself will show what you are all about. In versions or Black and white, the Land cruiser V8 is one of the best rental cars fro business trips anywhere in the world.

 

You could be looking for an SUV, luxury car or small VIP van, Nairobi Car Rental Services is ready to get you a perfect rental car for business trip in Nairobi city. You can get in touch with us today by sending an email to info@nairobicarrentalservices.com or call us on +254-713510387 to speak with the reservations team.

Let us give you or clie3nts a comfortable and pocket friendly road trip around Nairobi city.

Top 4 Transport Means For Getting Around Nairobi City

Nairobi being the capital doubles as the largest city in Kenya with a population of 3.134 million people by the time United Nations carried their census in 2009 but getting around its 696 square kilometer land eaten up by developed infrastructures like roads, commercial and administrative buildings, schools, hospitals and hotels among others gets a bit hectic when the visitor has no idea of what type of transport to use. With proper aid from a car hire company like Nairobi car rental services, we can give you an option of hiring a car for a self drive which gives you the proper privacy and comfort or with a driver guide which also saves you from getting lost here and there then you survive the hassle of parking or driving fatigue. For Nairobi just like any other African cities, it also has its own transport means treated as the backbone of getting in, out and around the city and they include the following:

Matatu (taxi)
Nairobi is believed to be a city run by youths who upgraded the look and name of minibuses or taxis and called them “museum on wheels” with onboard entertainment, flashy lights and professional graffiti art designed on them to attract travelers. Art on the buses are mainly of iconic individuals like international pop stars, politicians, athletes and religious leaders. These taxis are the cheapest means for getting around Nairobi and they will leave with endless love for the matatu culture.

Rental Cars
For urgency and comfort, hiring a car for a self-drive or with a driver to get around Nairobi is the best option you can take provided your finance allows. They are relatively expensive compared to the matatus but comfort, urgency, privacy and reliability are guaranteed, for a group or family trip around Nairobi you can opt for a minivan with a pop-up roof, 9 seats, space for luggage and a 4×4 drive.

Boda bodas (Motorcycle)
Employing over 1 million Kenyans in Nairobi alone, boda bodas are the best for beating jam especially during the rush hours when everyone is hurrying to work or driving back home making the fastest, affordable and convenient means of transport in Nairobi but make sure to board a well trained rider with great obedience to the traffic rules and regulations to avoid getting into a tragic accident and make sure to regulate him.

Public buses
These buses usually travel long distances from Nairobi City to other towns of Kenya like Mombasa, Malindi, Kisumu and Nakuru among others and they further cross international borders into Rwanda via Uganda and some stopping in Uganda, Tanzania and Somalia. There are some operating within Nairobi with bus stops put in place for the passengers to wait from and each bus has a specific destination and time for departure, there are specific stopover spots for loading and offloading passengers. Fortunately, they have a standard transport fare set for each destination that all the public buses operate with accordingly.

If you plan on traveling around Nairobi and still cant decide which transport means to use, the above four should give you a hint of what to do. To inquire or book any of the above services , simply contact us on info@nairobicarrentalservices.com to get in touch with us online.

 

Accommodation In Nairobi City

Nairobi is the capital and undoubtedly the largest city in Kenya sitting on a 696 square kilometer piece of land with a population of 3.134 million inhabitants by 2009 according to the United Nations. Nairobi was started up by the British colonial administrators in the British East Africa mainly as a rail depot on the busy Mombasa- Uganda railway line named the “Lunatic Express” leading to its rapid expansion. Initially, Machakos was the Capital of Kenya but in 1907 it was replaced by Nairobi which derived its name from a maasai word ”Enkare Nyrobi” translating to “cool waters” referring to Nairobi River gently flowing through it at that time had cool waters.

Attractions in Nairobi
Nairobi is a city blessed with several attractions like Nairobi national park located in the heart of the city but harboring wildlife animals and birds. Other attractions include the Giraffe Centre, Bomas of Kenya, Nairobi National Museum, David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, Kibera Slum, Karen Blixen Museum and Kazuri Beads Factory among others.

Accommodation
Nairobi with is fastest growth is copying up with the high demand for hotels, motels, tented camps and hostels by the tourists who are massively visiting the city, its accommodation ranges from 1-5 star when it comes to ratings and you can opt to book a luxury, mid-range or budget accommodation depending on your budget. There are plenty of hotels in Kenya each offering a unique style and ambiance guaranteed to make you feel at home away from home.

 

How to book a accommodation in Kenya.

You can book accommodation in Nairobi, Mombasa or any other destination in Kenya online through booking websites or get the address and contact details and visit the hotel in person. However the best way to book a hotel, lodge, guest house or inn , you should just call the provided reservations desk numbers and let them know the dates, type and number of rooms you require and they will inform you about how to confirm the reservations.

Why book an accommodation with Nairobi car Rental Services
The client is the boss so we make it a point to deliver a satisfying service and experience that stays forever in your memory so consider us because:

  • Our team offers fast response to all our clients’ hotel booking requests.
  • We are already connected to the best hotels that offer the best quality services at an affordable price.
  • We are very knowledgeable about Nairobi City and its environs.
  • We are a legally registered tours and travel company licensed to operate in Uganda, Kenya and Rwanda making us genuine.

Getting accommodation in Nairobi city or any other place in Kenya may be hustle but Nairobi car rental services is here to make this a piece of cake. Just contact us now by sending an email to info@nairobicarrentalservices.com or call us now on  +254-713510387 to speak with the reservations team.

Why The MiniVan Is The Ideal Group Car For Hire

For safaris, road trips or upcountry drives together with your family or friends, a mini Van is highly recommended given its seating capacity of 8-9 passengers with comfortable seats spacious enough to give a great breathing room. For the case of a Super Custom, it bears in it reclining seats luxury enough for one to take a nap during the trip or when parked.

Below are some reasons why you should choose to rent a safari van in Kenya for group tours to the park and super custom van for luxury city trips.

Spacious for passengers
The minivan has a seating capacity to carry up to 9 passengers with everyone enjoying the comfort in it. This vehicle is very suitable for a family or friends looking forward to travelling together enjoying the same bondage they experience while at home or a recreational centre. With the reclining seats of the Super Custom, one can stretch backwards and take a nap in it provided the number is minimal.

Spacious cargo space
The Minivan is assembled with a cargo space for carrying things like cooking and eating utensils, camping gears and safari bags and the safety of your luggage is guaranteed not forgetting their shape. The safari van comes with a rack built up on top the passengers can place their luggage.

4 wheel drive
The Minivan has the ability to travel through rough terrains be it rocky or muddy, getting stuck in a pothole or mud during your travel should none of your concerns because of the in-built 4×4 mechanism it comes with. So with this kind of a vehicle, you and your friends or family will not have to be delayed on the way because of bad road conditions.

The pop-up roof
With this pop-up roof, tourists can engage in game viewing in the park, along the way while taking beautiful pictures and additionally, the pop-up roof gives sits passengers a chance to stretch their legs and the whole body while travelling and provides them with fresh air.

If you are thinking of having a road trip or a safari with your family or friends around Kenya and searching for the ideal cars, then you should choose between the safari van or super custom depending on where you are going. To book a group van in Kenya today, simply send us an email to info@nairobicarrentalservices.com or call us on +256-758540071 to speak with the reservations team.

3 Top Reasons Why You Should Hire Decorators On Your Wedding

Without a doubt the décor plays an exorbitant role in classifying the altitude of any event. It can go from just basic to luxurious depending on your budget. However keep in mind that most guests will derive their first impression from the decoration. Décor goes right from the place to lights, floor, seating arrangements, kind of chairs. All these speak loudly about a wedding.

Experience
Often people find it frustrating when they can’t find the best decorating solutions for the wedding of their life. You could spend lots of money trying to figure out what really suits you yet a decorator knows everything by their figure tips. Professional decorators could lend you their knowledge and advise you on what will work for you therefore enabling you get it right at first time.

Saves time
Other than taking things into your own hands and collecting the décor yourself piece by piece, just opt for a decorator. They are the centre of all materials needed to decorate. In most cases compiling in small amounts is even more expensive that if you hired all need from a single decorator. You just need to trust them judging from their past works and clearly identify what you want them to incorporate in your wedding.

Helps you stay within budget
Most times you aren’t aware of the costs of the equipment. Other than just estimating it is very preferable that you include a decorator in your meetings. A professional wedding decorator will create a comprehensive budget that will keep you tucked from spending too much. They also have created and retained a chain of great relationships with other wedding vendors where they can bargain to reach a good price due to the amount of business they give to vendors.

Furthermore, running around and stressing over the pettiest details when you should be relaxing can have horrible consequences for most couples. Therefore that is why Tristar Africa skimmer safaris is here to help you secure professional wedding decorators in Uganda and Kenya at affordable rates . Kindly contact us on +256758540071 or send us an email to booking@tristarafricaskimmersafaris.com and our team of wedding consultants will get back to you as soon as possible.

Why Hire a Driver For Your Road Trip In Nairobi City

Nairobi is the capital and largest city of Kenya established by the colonial authorities in the British East Africa as a rail depot on Uganda railway and the town massively grew replacing Machakos as the capital of Kenya in 1907. The name Nairobi was derived from a maasai phrase” Enkare Nyrobi” which translates into “cool water” referring to Nairobi River flowing through it and Nairobi City occupies 696 square kilometres (270 sq mi) harboring an estimated 100 international companies and organizations including United Nations Environment Programme and United Nations Office.

Getting around and having a remarkably memorable road trip in Nairobi is very impossible in public transportation which is the commonest means of travelling in Kenya’s sleepless city of Nairobi and several of other cities in Africa but for purposes of punctuality, safety, comfort and fixed prices, hiring a car with a driver guide has been made available in Nairobi offering other services like Airport transfers and wedding car hires. Below are the reasons for you to always consider hiring a driver guide for your road trip in Africa’s evergreen city with a National Park named after it.

A driver has the best knowledge about the streets
Nairobi being East Africa’s second largest city after Tanzania’s Dar es Salaam, visitors will have to hire a car with a driver to avoid getting lost here and there, hassle for parking space and getting into or stuck in jam. The driver guide will have the best knowledge about the streets, roads connecting to other or short cuts.
A driver guide has knowledge about the best attractions in Nairobi and around
You are able to visit several of Nairobi’s attractions in different parts of the city like the Bomas of Kenya considered to be the living museum of Kenya, Nairobi National Park located just in the City Centre with several wildlife animals and Nairobi National Museum which preserves the culture and traditions of the main tribes in Kenya among others and visit the outskirts of Nairobi like Kibera Slum which is said to be Africa’s biggest slum.

Comfort
The exhausting experience of driving is left alone and you enjoy the drive like a boss with only your eyes activated to capture every bit of Nairobi and its attractions. Other discomforts like squeezing yourself, suffocation, noise pollution and unnecessary stopovers are controlled among others that public transport comes with. If you choose to hire a 4×4 safari vehicle with reclining seats, your comfort will be one of the kind.

Safety
You and your belongings like the phone, camera and other road trip materials are safe from thieves since you are sure of who is driving you and the friends and family you are with. You can take a nap without worrying about your property or your destination.

Fixed price
Compared to the fluctuating transport fares public transport comes with, hiring a car with a driver has a fixed price you the client and the travel agency agree on provided the terms and conditions are fully respected for example, if the road trip is for two days, the client should respect that and no extra charges will be added.

Opportunity to learn more about Nairobi
Just like anyone has the best knowledge about their home cities or towns, the driver guide will also have whatever you need to know about Nairobi at the tip of his fingers like when Nairobi City was established, where the name was derived from, major tourist attractions like the Giraffe Center and the political history without having to think about what he has to tell you or regulating your questions.

If you are planning to visit this uniquely beautiful city we at Tristar Africa Skimmer Safaris are professionally at your service, all you have to do is call us today on +256-758540071 or send us an email to info@nairobicarrentalservices.com  and we will give you a memorable road trip at an affordable of cost.

By
Justin Ekaru