That boot

When I was in school, this style of boot was called "chukka". Here, it's made by Bata and called "The Safari Boot".

And they are very popular here.

This billboard has lasted longer than most in Nairobi. (It's not a question of durability - it's a matter of how long the company pays to advertise.)


Rob said…
Just read the past few posts here. I like the one about the restaurant, pool, etc. Sounds like my kind of place! I think we used to call the shoes "High Tops" but I'm not sure if they are the same or not.
norma said…
I was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Kenya for 3 years and just returned from my 2nd trip to the country. So good to see blogs on Kenya!! It makes me miss Kenya even more!

Any advice on where I could find a decent travel agency that deals in airfare from Kenya to Washington DC? Most of the websites do not sell airfares originating from Africa, argh! Asante
Anonymous said…
We use Elite Travel in Westlands. I don't have their number handy, but they give as good a deal as any.

(Basically, there is not as much competition going out of Africa vs. coming into. No Travelocity equivalent; sorry!)

Nairobi Paul said…
Hi again, Norma.

Here's their info:

Elite Travels Services Ltd
P.O. Box 38554 - 00623, Parklands, Nairobi
Jasmine Centre, Suite 3A, Off Waiyaki Way, Westlands.
Tel: (+254-020) 4453624/5/7
4453908/ 10/ 11
4450040/ 1/ 2/ 5
Fax:(+254-020) 4453623
Mobile: (+254) 0735 692 777 0728 692 777
Jenny said…
Hello. When I was at school these shoes were called 'desert boots'. I remember (with some horror) how I used to wear them with a uniform which was all too short.
After highschool, on a visit to Nairobi I bought myself another pair, but don't know what ever happened to them.
Anonymous said…
Asante sana, Bwana Paul!
Steve said…
Loise of Star Travel has both US and Kenya offices and can do origination on both continents. I have bought tons of tickets from them over the last 5 years.

USA - 1031 NE Ives Dairy Road, Suite 228, Miami, FL 33179. Tel: 305-914-3767
Fax: 305-914-3768 TOLL FREE: 1-877-SAFARI-3
EMail: Web Site:

AFRICA - The Stanley, Standard Street, Nairobi - Kenya. Ph: +254-20-226996 Fx: +254-20-214371
EMail: Web Site:

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