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Concours d’ Elegance 2017 | Beauty and the Beast Edition

CBA Concour d' Elegance 2017

The CBA Concours d’ Elegance 2017 had a lot to look out for. This is worked out given the high turnout. This being my 2nd Concours d’ Elegance event , I had in mind what to expect. The event organisers yet again outdid themselves. Honestly, the event planners should get more tenders. Lol! I was at Ngong Racecourse by 12 pm and the place was already packed!!  Attendees were there pretty early that day. As early as 10 am. The security detail was in place as everything was checked thoroughly at the gate. Also, the security personnel were on the ground as even one of them came over to our table at the food court to caution us over our bag safety.

Games

There were plenty of games to keep everyone busy and happy. The kids could move around in rented hoover boards as the adults admired the cars. There were also so many activities in the brand stands. For instance, Dairyland had a disco-themed stand where a jig earned you an ice cream. In addition, you could cycle against a friend at the CBA stand. Personally, I got to participate in a quiz at the Kenya Tourism Board (KTB) stand. You can watch that on my Youtube channel.

Food

*Chakula ni muhimu* When you get tired of the looking at cars, do your body a favour and get food. The food court had plenty of options for the palate.  The delicacy included chicken, chips, bhajia, shawarma with a juice bar for fresh natural juice and a coffee kiosk.  Food is affordable as it cost as low as Ksh.200 and that is chips and chicken thigh. Also, it is served round the clock until the event ends.

The Beauty and the Beast at the Concours d’ Elegance 2017

I’m going to biased about this as I didn’t walk around so much to see all the cars. Either way, I feel like the ones I saw that day are satisfactory. The yellow Pirate car is one of the unique cars I have ever seen. The car belongs to the parents of the car patrons. The car was put together by linking the car body with a boat. Apparently, that was a trend at those times. The white car is also a winner in my point: the design is very outstanding. There were so many unique cars around and you can check them out on the #ConcoursdeElegance hashtag on Instagram.  I enjoyed the car eye candy. The owner of the red car was pleasant to let us on his car for a few minutes. We also could not help ourselves but pose in front of the Ford Mustang and Cadillac Escalade- see the photos on my Instagram.

 

Entertainment at the Concours d’ Elegance 2017

This year the weather was pleasant enough and we had a skydive show. It was epic and unexpected. On the music stage, we had Dj Mfalme on the decks for a sundowner as the winners were announced. Nyashinki got on stage with a live band and got everyone on their feet and singing along. In fact, electricity had to be cut off so that the show could end.

CBA Concours d' Elegance 2017

Pirate Car!

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Name the car.

 

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I see you rolling in a white car.

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come closer

 

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Take a pose on the Renegade

 

 

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Nyashinki on stage !!!

 

The winners of the CBA Concours d’ Elegance 2017 : Beauty and the Beast Edition. The Pirate car, of course, made the cut!

CBA Concours d' Elegance

Concours d’ Elegance Kenya is an event that you have to attend at least once in a lifetime. One of the judges even stated that he has been to such car events all over the world but the energy at Nairobi was overwhelming.  It is an event is fun with a new experience and most importantly does not break the bank.

Oseki Holiday Home

Oseki Holiday Home
We were greeted by a buffalo on our way to Oseki holiday home from my cousin’s graduation. A huge black buffalo that appeared dusty against the warmth of the car headlights.  This was not my first time on that path as I had stayed at Maasai lodge mid last year. Our host was quick to tell us that the buffalos were harmless creatures as long as you let them be. Also, buffalos are scared of lights. Oseki holiday home is within the proximity of Nairobi National park hence the wild animals.

The Minimalist Home Design

The Maasai Mara Game Drive

Mara Game Drive

The Mara Triangle will come at you with surprises. For one, I did not to expect to see so much diversity in one place. There were animals in all sizes and colours. We saw African elephants, zebras, a jackal and even a gecko. All these creatures make the wild Maasai Mara scenic. It got me wondering why can’t the human beings of this world embrace diversity too. We, people, come in all colours and sizes too. Why should we subject to standards that our Maker never instilled in the first place? It is sad that still to this day and age we tell our kids to look at the colour of the face rather than for the beautiful rainbow in the heart. It is sad that that still to this day and age certain countries cannot accommodate others because of religion. It is sad that still to this day and age certain groups of people are not allowed to share in national resources because they come from certain communities.

Without all the different animals in the game reserve, the Mara Triangle would not be touristy. it would be a vast landscape in the east of Africa with investors looking forward to building on it. The animals in the Mara Triangle give us a sight to marvel up. The diversity in the world makes the world beautiful. Embrace the in-betweens.

 

Check below tweets on the danger of Dichotomy.

 

 

Maasai Mara Photo Diary

Maasai Mara

We really wanted to go on a vacation. And we needed a break after our finals. So, Maasai Mara, it was after our semester.  We found ourselves in Narok for three days. Maasai Mara is located in Narok County, Kenya. Our journey started in Nairobi and 8 hours later we were in Kilgoris town. Kilgoris is about 3 hours from Narok town but both towns have routes leading to the Maasai Mara Reserve entry gates.  Our accommodation place was about an hour from Kilgoris town. We slept over at a friend’s place which is about 30 minutes to the Mara Triangle.

Mara Triangle is at the heart of the Maasai Mara. We did a visit to the Triangle on a Sunday. Our tour began at around 12 pm. Timing is very important as it affects which animals you get to see at the Reserve. We parted with KES. 1000 per person (adult), KES.300 (teenager) and an additional KES.1000 for the vehicle entry fee.   The cost is quite manageable compared to Lake Nakuru gate entry fees.

Read about Lake Nakuru National Game Park.

Mara Triangle

The Entry gate from Narok town. 3 km from Serengeti, Tanzania

Inspiring Kenyan Travel Instagrammers -Kenyan Edition

Instagram is so far one of the most popular social mediums for sharing images. It has grown from a platform where you could share your images with family and friends to a place where you can still share with friends but also show off to complete strangers through images and videos. You can easily share your destination at the moment by hitting the selfie moment. Whether you are surfing or climbing a mountain,  your travel activity can be seen by your followers whenever you post an Instastory. In Kenya,  there are certain Instagrammers who have grown in that space and constantly giving us the travel envy.

5 Inspiring Kenya Travel Instagrammers