One day in Nairobi
We were booked into the Kenya Comfort hotel, in the north of the CBD near the university. After six nights in tents it was a relief to get back to a plush hotel room with an ensuite.
Mamie was staying in a hotel just over the road, so we had dinner together in our hotel restaurant — fish with ugali. One of the televisions in the restaurant was showing a preacher ranting, another was showing some kind of soap opera.
Sunday 27th March
We left our luggage with the hotel, which had a secure storage room. Wandering into town, our first stop was the Central Market, which must once have been a prestige location but now seemed a bit run-down. The shopkeepers were a bit pushy, but once it was clear I wasn't going to buy anything I chatted to them while Camilla shopped (mostly for textiles).
The bookshops were all shut, unfortunately, but we went into a supermarket to get a drink and see what it was like. We visited the Kenya National Archives. The lights weren't working here, but they let us wander around anyway — the Archives has a great collection of art, artifacts, photographs, stamps, etc. We wandered back along Moi Avenue and had lunch in a shopping centre back near the hotel.