I’ve spent the last three months as a fellow at Energy Access Ventures (a Nairobi-based Venture Capital fund). This was my first experience living on the African continent, and I must say that my time in Nairobi tops my list as one of the most fun places to be! I will forever cherish the many amazing memories and friends that were made in Kenya – I already miss you all!
Below, I share my top 10 experiences living in Nairobi. Enjoy!
#10: My morning commute (Nairobi traffic is not to be missed – or escaped)!
#9: My morning (6am) Muay Thai training sessions!
#8: Experiencing the beautiful wilderness and wildlife! I loved it as much as the animals did!
#7: Friday nights at The Alchemist, by far my favourite nightlife destination in the city!
#6: Saturday morning brunch at River Cafe in Karura Forest – after a long run.
#5: Visiting (and jumping off) Victoria Falls (OK, this one is from Zimbabwe – but still makes it on this list!)
#4: Working with an absolutely fantastic group of people who are hard-working and motivated to improve the lives of millions of Africans!
#3: Having INSEAD friends over to visit (just as I was about to suffer from INSEAD withdrawal…)
#2: One of the most magical nights! An incredible dinner at Ali Barbour’s Restaurant to celebrate Fatim’s birthday in Diani Beach, followed by dancing on a beach until the early hours of the morning.
#1: Getting called up on stage and dancing with the lead singers of Nairobi’s own Sauti Sol – one of Africa’s most beloved bands!