Tropic Air is an air charter and helicopter company, providing private charter flights, heli safaris and much more .... including aerial filming support, wildlife conservation, casevac and special tasks in remote and inaccessible locations. We operate fixed wing Cessna aircraft and Airbus AS 350 B3’s.
With 30 years flying low over this incredible continent we know it intimately. Following in the footsteps of aviation pioneers, yet flying even wider, deeper and more remotely, we offer a range of air services using a fleet of high performance aircraft, that provide extensive versatility and flexibility to meet a range of aviation needs.
From our base in the heart of Kenya at Nanyuki Airfield, we have expanded our sub-Saharan footprint to include 12 African countries, covering more than 9 million km2.
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Dormans Coffee Ltd (Dormans) is East Africa's premier coffee roaster and a trusted household brand. The company was founded by Charles and Ellen Dorman in 1950, and in 1986 Jeremy Block purchased the business from a retiring Ellen.
We supply a diverse range of freshly roasted coffee blends to hotels, coffee-shops, supermarkets and wholesalers countrywide. Consistency and quality are our distinguishing features. We are also the agents of some of the world’s best international brands of coffee machines and accessories.
Our product mix extends to syrups and premixes which have won the prestigious ‘Food World’ Gold award. We offer Barista training and other bespoke coffee courses at our training school, 'The Nairobi School of Coffee’.
Safety is a top priority for us and all our processes are compliant with the highest global food safety certification standards, FSSC 22000.
Our mobile cart is at hand to serve delightful coffee at your events and celebrations!
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EastAfrican.com is Kenya’s premier safari and private charter airline based in Nairobi. We operate from Jomo Kenyatta International and Wilson Airports. With daily scheduled flights to the best safari and beach destinations in and around Kenya. The airline connects the region’s most beautiful and awe-inspiring locations.
The airline prides itself in pioneering new and previously under serviced destinations‚ such as Kitale and the Comoros islands. In addition Fly-SAX offers bespoke packages‚ through its private charter service‚ that provide passengers with maximum flexibility when tailoring their travel schedule. As a result whatever the destination‚ Fly-SAX enables its customers to arrive in style and comfort. Ensuring a magical start to an unforgettable journey.
Since the maiden flight from Nairobi to the Maasai Mara‚ EastAfrican has quickly grown to encompass a network of destinations in and around East Africa as well as a charter service bespoke packages. In October 2013‚ this was expanded further with the launch of bi-weekly flights to the Comoros islands‚ 200 miles off the east African coast.
Osho Chemical Industries Ltd. is the leading manufacturer, marketer and distributor of Crop protection, Animal Health Products, Public Health, Industrial Chemicals, Farm Equipment, allied products and services.
Starting in 1993, Osho Chemicals initially dealt with the supply of industrial chemicals and agricultural inputs in Kenya. Since then, this dynamic and innovative company has grown tremendously by grasping various opportunities in its path.
Our team has grown from 6 employees to over 380 skilled personnel and we have expanded our regional footprint to cover Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Malawi.
Our Mission is to provide quality and affordable life science, industrial, farm equipment and allied products and services in East, Central and Southern Africa.
Agventure Ltd’s main focus is Conservation Agriculture. Conservation Agriculture focuses on elimination or reduction of ploughing exercises which disrupt the soils natural processes; preservation of soil = reduced erosion and water conservation; increased use of rotational crops to break the cycle of disease; focus on promoting and boosting biological activity and diversity; more opportunistic farming – fewer fixed dates and more season-based cropping decisions.
Rotational crops not only must be used, but they must become part of the economic cycle for the farm. If performed correctly, this can result in a lower cost of production and better long-term sustainability for the farming system.
Business units include:
- Input purchasing
- Sale of unprocessed crops
- Sale of part-processed crops
- Oilseed processing
- The Center of Excellence for Crop Rotation is a not-for-profit department which focuses on building farmer capabilities within the wider farming community.
Kenya hosts Bayer East Africa Ltd. which is the regional office serving Kenya, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Uganda, Burundi and Rwanda where we partner with distributors, farmer organizations and governments to provide solutions in our various competencies.
The three main divisions are represented in Kenya. The Crop Science Division deals with seeds, crop protection and non-agricultural pest control. The Pharmaceuticals focuses on prescription products, especially for women healthcare, anti-infectives and cardiology while Consumer Health concerns itself with sales and marketing of over-the-counter (OTC) medications, nutritional supplements, dermatologic and other self-care products.
Today, Bayer East Africa Ltd has close to 200 employees working in the different divisions in three countries; Kenya, Ethiopia and Tanzania.
Equinox produces T-Hybrid roses, employing a simple growing system – with 100% supply to the Dutch flower auction. Our mission is to maximize on the advantage of operating in one of the best growing climates in the world, and we are committed to green and sustainable technology, aiming not only for excellent field quality (large 4.5cm+ head sizes and long stems) but also the best graded quality and freshness achievable.
Equinox lies on the Equator at 2,000m above sea level (ASL) in the Mt Kenya region. This provides a perfect balance of cool nights, warm days and equal day length year-round to optimise consistent volumes, colour and high quality. Due to the local climate and high light levels at the farm, Equinox grows roses with intense colours, often bi-colour varieties.
Equinox has installed over 3 km of cableway “skytrain transport system” to transport roses from within each greenhouse to the grading shed with minimal handling and maximum speed to improve efficiency, quality and freshness. Equinox has developed field “fogging” systems located above the crop rows to regulate the relative humidity levels within greenhouses. This greenhouse “air-conditioning” system ensures optimal climate for colour and quality.
Northscape Contracting specializes in creating outstanding design lodges and bush homes that have a low impact on the environment and blend with their surroundings.
Northscape is spearheaded by Mark Glen who strives to build structures that are original in design and have a high standard of execution.
An international leader in sustainable agriculture, HM.CLAUSE specializes in the breeding, production, and sales of high-quality vegetable seeds. Pursuing innovative answers to feed and protect the planet is what we do — and our dedicated team operates across 30 countries to serve growers on every continent. Together, we build a strong collaboration with the farmers we serve, earning trust by providing the support to sustainably improve the quality and taste of healthy food.
Historic Borana Lodge is located at the heart of Borana Conservancy, set against a beautiful hillside with an organic design and panoramic views throughout.
Borana Lodge is the only lodge in Kenya to invest all retained earnings into conservation. This means that every night spent at Borana Lodge is invaluable to the conservation of the surrounding landscape, communities and wildlife. Thus, staying at Borana Lodge acts as a direct contribution to safeguarding the future of endangered wildlife in Kenya. This truly is travelling with a purpose.
Laragai House is a family home built on Borana Conservancy, a perfect escape for a group of friends or families who would like to stay in an exclusive use property. The house sleeps 16 guests in eight bedrooms who are warmly received by our team of highly experienced staff. Wildlife viewings can be enjoyed from horseback, open cars, on foot or from the house itself.
Laragai’s affiliation with the Borana and Lewa wildlife conservancies provides access to the results of many years of conservation and community development.
Lewa Wildlife Conservancy serves as a safe refuge for the critically endangered black rhino and the endangered Grevy’s zebra, as well as the elephant, lion, giraffe, wild dog and other iconic wildlife species in Kenya. The Conservancy is also home to more than 400 species of birds. Lewa has combined the techniques of world-class anti-poaching operations, including cutting edge monitoring technology, with the engagement of the surrounding communities as critical partners in conservation.
Lewa envisions a future where people across Kenya value, protect and benefit from wildlife. This future depends on communities being able to derive their day-to-day livelihoods in ways that are compatible with thriving wildlife habitat. As a result, Lewa invests heavily in the livelihoods of its neighbours through programmes in education, healthcare, water, micro-enterprise, youth empowerment and more.
Lewa and Borana also house nine tourism properties that offer an unparalleled, intimate, conservation-focused safari experience.
Marania Farm is an extensive, highly productive, mixed working farm in Timau, Meru County, Kenya. Marania Farm has been in existence for about 100 years, which is owned by George Murray and his family. At the end of the First World War, George Murray drew 2,600ha around the Timau-Kisima spring on the northern slopes of Mount Kenya under the soldier settler scheme. Founded in 1914, and incorporated in 1938, the agribusiness is 100% Kenyan owned and operated. Whilst arable crops and floriculture are the primary focus, Marania Farm also manages a successful forestry programme, runs a large scale dairy herd, and supports numerous thriving community development projects.
Nestled amongst the northern slopes of Mt. Kenya, Ol Donyo Farm has been in operation for the last century farming wheat, barley, canola, peas, and cattle.
Olepangi Farm offers a haven for travellers seeking a true sense of place in their surroundings. Totalling 120-acres, the farm has astonishing views of Mt Kenya, the second highest mountain in Africa at more than 17,000 feet. Owner run and managed, our guests enjoy the tranquillity of our gardens, join our gardeners on their daily routine, play croquet, relax by the pool, have a massage down on the river, milk the cows, ride the horses, join a community walk with the legendary Mr. Kariuki and enjoy the vast number of books collected over the years and art from our travels around the world.
With Lolldaigas, Ol Pejeta, Ngare Ndare, Samburu and Mt Kenya on our doorstep, our location is perfect to explore the riches of the Laikipia bushland, forests and bustling markets, leaving us in the morning after a hearty breakfast and returning for one of our signature G&Ts by a roaring fire.
Proudly Kenyan, Raka Cheese originates in the Nyeri highlands, giving this cheese a unique and distinct flavour. Raka Cheese has been making cheese for 18 years and we are one of the market leaders in supplying Kenyans with discerning tastes for cheese. Cheese and cheese-making is a passion for us at Raka!
Whey2Go is a natural wholesome drink that can be consumed by people of all ages.
Health is a detrimental factor in today’s society and consumption of products which are healthy and natural is on the rise.
Our aim is to provide every Kenyan, who is concerned about their wellbeing, a nutritious, healthy energy drink that will complement their lifestyle and dietary requirements.
Rift Valley Adventures (RVA) is a leading outdoor activity and adventure tourism company in Kenya, providing outstanding adventure learning trips for 10’s of thousands of students and adult groups worldwide, since 2001.
Tucked in the heart of Kenya’s Great Rift Valley, we design one of a kind trips to the most exciting destinations on the planet. Our immersive experiences combine adventure sports, adventurous journeys, community service, intercultural learning, and outdoor education, delivered by a dedicated and highly trained team who are set apart by their passion for exploration and love for the outdoors.
Fuelled by our key values “Ecological, Sustainable, and Responsible,” we promise to tailor a unique and unforgettable adventure for you - no two trips at RVA are the same, every trip is different, every time!
Bespoke, small, unique, rustic, simple luxury...Sieku Glamping is Kenya's first and only “glamping” (glamorous camping) experience. We combine the wholesome, back-to-earth feeling of camping with high-quality and special touches that you might find in an upmarket lodge. We prioritise simple luxuries; unique accommodation and comfortable, rustic living.
Situated on an equatorial bluff with fine views of Mount Kenya and across Laikipia, we are 3.5 hours from Nairobi. We are ideally located for good walking, mountain biking, high altitude training, game viewing, natural swimming, breathtaking picnic and sundowner spots, and other activities.
With only five tents and two living spaces, we are purposefully small and personal. We can sleep 20 guests and are perfect for families and exclusive, intimate gatherings. Each spacious, canvas bell tent and tipi is romantically furnished with double beds and feather duvets, luxury mats and carpets, bespoke furniture and freshly cut flowers. We offer full-board, hire-in chefs and self-catering.
A private home in the Borana Conservancy in the Laikipia region of Kenya, located at the foot of snow-capped Mount Kenya, Sirai House sits in a secluded 250-acre estate, high on a ridge with spectacular views in all directions, surrounded by indigenous forests and game-rich Kenyan hills and plains.
At the end of the warm day, when the sun sets and the air cools, the stars shine down on Sirai. Sated from dinner, with the day’s wonders still placing a smile on your lips, it is time to retire to one of our sumptuous bedroom suites. Each cottage stands apart for privacy and seclusion, creating a personal space to retreat yet always in contact with the main house by phone for anything you require.
Tambuzi has 25 hectares of roses and summer flowers at its original Burguret site, and complimentary production of sustainable forestry, bee keeping, and livestock. Recently Tambuzi has expanded to two more farms in Timau to meet the demand for its high quality flowers. Tambuzi is a company driven not just for profit but also with a goal of having beneficial social impact in all its activities. The strap line ‘stop and smell the roses’ sends a simple message – be always mindful of what you do and enjoy it.
The company considers the welfare of its employees and the neighbouring communities to be part of its strength. Tambuzi’s good practices ensure that we mitigate potential negative impacts on the environment. Like farms around the world, this is the place that Tim, Maggie and their children call home, and, as such, is so much more than just a business.
Arijiju is a beautiful, private getaway in the game-rich, malaria-free, Kenyan Highlands with rare, truly wild luxuries. An elegant spa and hammam, a gym, clay tennis and squash courts, a pool and glorious, health-focused menus make wellness feel effortless. Explore 97,000 acres dedicated to conservation as well as helicopter flips, quad bike safaris, horse riding and big five game drives.
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AutoXpress is an importer, distributor and retailer of tyres, auto parts and accessories in the East African Market. We offer an extensive range of repair and services through a well established network of 50+ outlets across Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda and Uganda.
AutoXpress is a well-established and trusted brand, underpinned by a successful history and heritage spanning over 60 years
Excel are a leading Food & Beverage Manufacturer in Kenya and have been in the manufacturing sector since 1982. We manufacture a wide range of popular products including Quencher Fruit Flavoured Drinks (which has been awarded the Superbrands status), Quencher Life Water, Excel Glucose, Raha Drinking Chocolate & Cocoa, Fruitfull Range of Nectars and Juices, Jellypop Ready-To-Eat Jelly, Reload Isotonic Drinks and Gofrut Range of Juices.
Farmer Max is a 2018 start-up farming venture situated near Timau, northern Kenya.
We practice management intensive grazing methods to restore soil fertility and ensure the raising of happy, healthy animals.
We aim to produce the highest quality meat products on the market. We are starting with broilers (meat chickens). After our broilers are “up and running” we intend to expand our pasture raised livestock operation to include layers (egg laying chickens), lamb and pork.
Lewa House is located in the very heart of the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy and is a small owner run lodge offering unique access to all corners of this world-renowned conservation area. Perched on the crest of a hill, Lewa House looks out over a diverse range of ecosystems that make up this protected area and offers excellent access to all aspects of this rich wildlife arena. Through a range of authentic activities guests are able to unlock and understand what is being achieved here.
Ligent Technologies Ltd specialises in promotional and outdoor advertising materials and is located in Nairobi.
PG Bison is a proudly South African company with more than 120 years’ experience in creating wood-based panel products. We distribute our trusted brands to trade retailers and manufacturers. From there, our products are put to work to help create beautifully stylish and functional spaces.
From the perfect kitchen units and countertops, to bathroom cabinets, built-in cupboards and office spaces, our wood panel products are designed for use in every interior application.
Priority Pets aims to be the best and most reliable Live Animal Pet Transporter. We are committed to keep improving, innovating and developing our services to exceed our customer expectations and satisfaction. We move your pets safely and comfortably and try to ensure that direct flights are used whenever possible to keep the transit time to a bare minimum. In most cases we construct the transit containers to IATA the specifications but you may use your own if it conforms. Delivery of your pet to your new home is looked after by professionals, all of whom are members of the necessary international trade associations.
The Regency Mount Kenya View Hotel is a serene four-star hotel situated at the heart of Timau in a small town known as Ethi. Located close to the entrance to the Ngard Ndare Forest, the drive to the hotel offers beautiful scenery all through, as well as occasional wildlife sightings.
Safisha is the one-stop solution for all your cleaning needs from the leading manufacturer of detergent & cleaning products in Kenya. We have been in the market for the last ten years and we are a diversified company comprising of different divisions such as: kitchen, floor scrubbing, personal care, laundry, house keeping, brooms & brushes.
Motor vehicle distributor, Toyota Kenya has strengthened its presence in the Mt. Kenya region after opening the Nanyuki Branch as its 9th branch in 2021.
Our desire is for every Toyota customer in Laikipia County to enjoy the speed of quality service, value for money and attention to detail that has been our tradition for long. Our new showroom in Nanyuki means that our customers can now access our state-of-the-art workshop and reliable Toyota trained technicians.
Tropical Heat was established in 1973 as a small ethnic snack cottage industry. Today, they are one of the leading manufacturers of spices and snacks in the East African region and the brand Tropical Heat is a household name in Kenya.
Worldwide Movers Africa (Kenya) offers international packing, moving and storage services, pet relocations and orientation programs for new arrivals.
Worldwide Movers Africa strategy of building partnerships and taking equity positions with local removal specialists creates a synergy of uniting strong global relationships with regional expertise. This business model has been the foundation of our success across 15 African nations to date.
Borana Conservancy is dedicated to the sustainable conservation of land and wildlife. Our holistic approach commits tourism, ranching and other enterprises to building local livelihoods and enhancing eco-system integrity.
In 2013, a founding population of 21 Black Rhino were introduced to Borana Conservancy. Once they were settled, Borana and Lewa Wildlife Conservancy were integrated to form one landscape; 92,000 acres of unspoilt African wilderness and the largest contiguous rhino habitat in East Africa. There are now almost 90 black rhino and over 80 white rhino on the Lewa-Borana Landscape.
Our sustainable lifestyle is focused around conservation, community, culture and commerce (the 4Cs). Borana Conservancy is a Long Run Destination, these are carefully selected for their commitment to enacting the 4Cs. All retained earnings from tourism, ranching and other commercial enterprises contribute towards the support of communities, wildlife and its habitat.
Whilst arable crops and floriculture are the primary focus, Kisima also manages a successful forestry programme and supports numerous thriving community development projects.
Kisima demonstrates leading environmental stewardship, makes optimal use of land under responsible farming practices, and values its reputation as an ethical food producer of national significance. Kisima is committed to generating significant value for adjacent communities and to being equal opportunity employer of choice in the sector and region.
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MEDICAL PARTNER: Nanyuki Cottage Hospital is a unique Eco-Friendly, Multi-Specialty, Tertiary Care, Not for Profit Hospital at the foothills of Mount Kenya, operating since the 1920s. The Hospital has revolutionized healthcare provision in the Mount Kenya region.
It is a 24 hours, Specialty Hospital, offering various services. We are also the leading provider of Covid 19 Vaccines through MOH in the private sector. We are accredited by NHIF and all major Insurance companies. Recently we acquired Gundua Health Centre and converted it to a 24 Bed Level 4 Hospital. The total Bed Capacity of the Nanyuki Cottage Hospital group is now at 100.
We are committed to sustainability and have pledged to transform as a Carbon Neutral, Eco Hospital, very few in the world. As part of this commitment, we have already planted 100 new trees around the hospital and we have plans to plant 10,000 more trees in next year in association with Kenya Forest Services. On the go green initiative, we transformed ourselves to 100% day time solar power.