Nairobi National Park
Nairobi is the only city in the world that is gazed upon by zebra, lion and rhino — in the wild. Nairobi National Park was established in 1946 long before the city burst its seams. Located just 7km from the city center, Nairobi National Park has a remarkably diverse eco-system for its size (117 km2). It is home to black rhino, lion, leopard, cheetah, hyena, buffalo, giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, elands, hippo and more than 400 species of birds. You can enjoy weekly wildlife sightings by checking out http://nairobinationalpark.wildlifedirect.org/ (CnP into your browser address bar). The park plays a vital role in education, it’s proximity to the city allows easy access to school children who may otherwise never get a chance to go on safari. Game drives and a “safari walk” are on offer for visitors.
Dame Sheldrick’s Elephant and Rhino Orphanage
Dame Sheldrick has been raising elephant orphans since the 1950’s when she lived and worked in Tsavo National Park. She established an elephant and rhino nursery in Nairobi’s National Park in the late 1970’s, as part of the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. Dame Daphne established the Trust in honour of her late husband David, the founding warden of the Tsavo National Parks, and a pioneer conservationist in Kenya. You can visit the orphanage at 11 am every day, for an hour . If you adopt an orphan ($50) you can visit at 5 pm every day after the babies have been fed and given a mud bath. The orphanage is located inside the Nairobi National Park
Visit Here While Staying at King Post Apartments, Nairobi
Some shocking facts:
· Breast Cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in women, after lung cancer.
· One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer at some point in their lives.
· It is estimated that three million women are living with breast cancer, and a third of them don’t even know it.
· Breast Cancer kills approximately one woman every 13 minutes.
Keeping these alarming statistics in mind, the Gables Group held a breast cancer awareness cocktail at the King Post, which was attended by both women & men from different walks of life, who supported us in fighting the battle against this deadly disease.
To support this cause, Dr. Fauzia Bhatt gave a presentation on what breast cancer is all about. Mr. Anup Dewani from Genemetrics gave a short talk on how genetics has evolved in recent years where by they are now able to genetically test the likelihood of one getting cancer at a very early stage. Dr. Philip Odiyo represented the Faraja Cancer Trust, where he gave a detailed background on how Faraja came to existence and how they help cancer patients – not just financially, but physically and emotionally. Lastly, was a talk by Jacky Gathumbi – a cancer survivor, who shared her inspiring story with everyone and touched our hearts with her courage & determination on how she fought the cancer.
The evening ended with a raffle where the winner won a spa day courtesy of the King’s Gym and Spa. The Gables Group sold t-shirts &Hiral Shah (from Sweet Momentz) sold cupcakes and all the proceeds were donated to Faraja Cancer Trust that evening.
The Gables Group is proud to have been associated with this cause –
Supporting the fighters
Admiring the survivors
Honoring the taken
And Never Ever Giving up Hope…
P.S We still have some t-shirts for sale at the King’s Gym & Spa. Please show your support in fighting this disease.
Dr Devani of Genemetrics (on the 4th floor, Park Suites, Parklands Road, Nairobi)listed for participants the this breast Cancer checklist at the event held at the stylish, UN-endorsed King Post apartments, Westlands, Nairobi. To assess your preparedness to face this health challenge, go over this checklist. Cocktail was on Wednesday 29th October at the apartments poolside.
Family History: Have any members of your family suffered from breast, ovarian or prostrate cancer?
Self Exam: do you know how to perform a breast self exam? Do you do it once in a month?
Testing: Do you get regular mammogram?
Genetic Risk: Do you know your and your family’s risk of cancer in the future?
Environment and lifestyle: Do you know what lifestyle choices can directly or indirectly cause cancer?
“DJ Akanksha Popli” posing at the King Post Apartments, Nairobi, pool. She recently rocked Venom Lounge with her stuff!
King’s Gym & Spa were honoured to have hosted this beauty (check her pose!) who rocked Nairobi on the DJ decks at the Venom lounge & Bar. We hope to see you soon!