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Join us from 3rd - 4th October, 2020 for our first ever Art and Brunch weekend - a rare opportunity to view paintings by renowned artist Kamunya Wanjuki and watch him paint beautiful landscapes inspired by Naivasha. We promise you a fantastic experience with lots of food and entertainment for the whole family to enjoy. Karibu! Venue: Coffee Lounge Gardens | Time: 11:00am - 3:30pm | Price: Kes, 2,750/- per person Plus: • An art exhibition with unique pieces from various artists • Discounted prices on art purchases • A chance to get your very own impressionist portrait done live To purchase your tickets, click here. Here's a little more about the renown artist, Kamunya Wanjuki.
25th August, 2020 Thousands of conferences and business physical meetings are being cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic. For the last 12 weeks we have been zooming and webinaring, for everything from the team ‘check in’ to global conferences. The chit chat and hubbub over a pre-meeting cup of tea has been replaced by awkward silences and apologies for being late as another meeting ‘ran over’. (Which we all know is mostly code for juggling childcare!). Thankfully, Governments are lifting travel bans and meetings are starting to take place. There is sense of excitement in the industry and an optimism that business events will bounce back. At the same time, we’re preparing for events to be vastly different from pre-Covid times. We think they will embrace sophisticated virtual platforms, as well as being smaller and more intimate. We’ve adopted the term ‘hybrid event’… As the name suggests, these will bring together a smaller, in person group with a wider virtual audience. There are several reasons we think these will be increasingly popular. Get people in the room: Firstly, and most obviously, the hybrid meeting can include key people who are not able to travel because of Covid restrictions. And they can feed off the energy of a small live group discussion. Get engagement: You can still do all the techie engagement stuff like live polls and chat rooms in a hybrid event. Anyone who has been to a large meeting pre-Covid will have now noticed that it is acceptable to be looking at your phone throughout. So, there’s no big change in social conventions needed for the in-room group to be chatting with the virtual attendees. Get better (full stop): Speakers and event organisers are going to have to think far more carefully about presentations and formats to engage in-room and virtual attendees. Those presentations must be cued on time and speakers really need to adhere to the stipulated timings. It is far easier to log off a virtual conference if the content is dragging. But there are also really important things to consider when hosting a hybrid event. Smart venues only: It really is all about the tech. Powerful internet connectivity and in room audio visual are going to make or break an event. Value adding ‘plug-ins’: Most of us get the most value from the networking opportunities between sessions. Event organizers are going to need to plug in the virtual attendees. We’re predicting the increased use of virtual hangouts for online audience to network or even initiate small video chats with the in-person audience. It is going to be more important than ever to use conference Apps (like Whova) to inform attendees and support networking. To coin the famous misquote from Star Trek, ‘it’s an event Jim, but not as we know it’. We cannot wait! By: Wanjeri Mahiti - Director, Sales & Marketing.
10th August, 2020 Millions of us are working and learning remotely during Covid-19. (‘Remotely’, what a scary word for a species that needs contact and touch.) As restrictions lift, I can’t help worrying this ‘business unusual’ could become the new normal. Zoom, Webex, and Google hangouts have replaced the flip chart, projectors and snacks in powering our meetings and brainstorms. Despite the initial novelty of doing meetings in my pyjamas, I believe (and science has proven) that face-to-face interaction is irreplaceable. But I do think that some things have changed forever for conference organisers. It is not just about the safety element, which takes time and effort from us facility operators. We have all become choosier and more selective about where we want to travel and who we want to meet. As businesses resume, meeting and conference attendees will have higher expectations for face-to-face meetings in relation to their safety and overall event experience. Where do all of us at Enashipai see the change? Face to face meetings are going to be more carefully curated: The all-important contract negotiation, the highly confidential security briefing or the ground-breaking innovation presentation... Content delivery will transition from the traditional keynote addresses to shorter, tighter presentations on a particular issue. Let’s please say a long overdue ‘kwaheri’ to the overly-long PPT being read word for word by the presenter. (Note to presenters..We can all read what’s on the slide!) Gone is the era of large gatherings with a flabby agenda. People will only gather for a strong value proposition, facilitated by a themed discussions among an intimate audience. Meeting moderators will need to work harder to run to time and prioritize the critical speakers and decisions. Conference conveners will need to think more carefully about who really needs to be there. Do we really need so many people from the same organisation at a conference? They inevitably spend most of the breaks chatting to the same people they see in the office. By reducing the number of people at conferences, might we actually make them far more effective for networking? Digital platforms and technology will play an even bigger part in physical meetings, to incorporate people who cannot travel. Social distancing will now become mainstreamed as part of social etiquette. (The small upside for me personally will be removing the awkward dilemma of the business ‘hug or handshake’!) And it goes without saying that organisers will only be using venues that have dotted the I’s and crossed the T’s on their sanitization policy and health and safety measures. So I say, the ‘normal’ conference or meeting is dead. But, BRING ON the focused, effective and safe moments that will power our economy and lives. By: Wanjeri Mahiti - Director, Sales & Marketing.
1. Cycling If you love cycling you will enjoy biking at Enashipai. No need to bring your own bike, we have some on site for hire and lovely paved routes with interesting flora and fauna to identify along the way. Ride alone or with your young ones, whatever you choose we guarantee you will enjoy the ride 2. Boat Safari There is no better way to see the famous Naivasha hippos than on a boat Safari. With daily departures right from our lakefront, don’t miss your chance to witness these amazing animals in their natural habitat. 3. Bird Watching Lake Naivasha and the general Naivasha area is home to over 500 species of birds. Take a walk down to the lake and enjoy watching the Fish Eagle, White Backed Duck among others. 4. Hiking Mt.Longonot & Hell’s Gate National Park: Enashipai is an ideal launch pad for exploring greater Naivasha and the surrounding tourist circuit. A hiker’s paradise, Naivasha has ample activities to keep even the most energetic of guests occupied. 5. Lake Nakuru National Park The park is situated in Nakuru-Kenya’s fourth-largest city, which is only an hour’s drive from Naivasha. This park is Kenya’s second most visited park and offers an opportunity to see the big five, flamingoes and many other animals. 6. Crescent Island-Animal Walk This tranquil island sanctuary on Lake Naivasha boasts more animals per acre than any other park in Kenya. Here, you get to walk among the yellow barked “fever trees” as well as with the park animals, some of which include giraffes, zebras, thompson’s & grant’s gazelles. 7. Flower Farm Visits Naivasha is home to 50% of the world’s roses with a wide variety of colour & species available. Scheduled farm visits can be organized with prior arrangements. A truly exciting and educative tour awaits you. 8. Siyara Spa Whether you have time for a full day of rejuvenation or just a few hours to refresh, Siyara’s holistic selection of spa experiences in sensational surroundings promises complete wellbeing and serenity. 9. Maa Museum Quench your curiosity about the Maasai culture. Visit the first privately registered Museum in Kenya and see what renown curators have spent the last six years putting together. Gems, artefacts and stories that will blow you away. Distances shown are from the Enashipai reception to the attraction.
Amarula Cheesecake: Country of origin: South Africa And for our last 'Recipes for an African Christmas' dish, we focus on yet another South African favourite - Amarula cheesecake. It's a simple yet rich and creamy dessert which will always have your guests begging for more. Here's how to prepare it: For chapatti: Ingredients: • 200 grams digestive biscuits (about 13 biscuits) • 100 grams butter, melted • 200 ml whipping cream (very cold) • 200 ml Amarula cream liqueur • 4 teaspoon gelatine powder • 500 grams cream cheese, softened to room temperature • 130 grams caster sugar • 30 grams dark chocolate, melted Directions: • In a mixing bowl, crush the biscuits and add the melted butter. Mix the two until it is pliable. • Press the mixture into 10 whiskey glasses and then pop them into the freezer. • Whip the cream into stiff peaks (but don’t go too far otherwise it'll be buttery). • Open the Amarula and give it a taste test. Mix the Amarula and the gelatine in a bowl and leave it to stand for 3 minutes, then place the bowl into a pan of boiling water and heat the mixture until all the gelatine has dissolved. • Beat the sugar and cream cheese until it gets light and fluffy. • Strain the gelatine and liqueur mixture into the cream cheese and sugar mixture, and mix together gently then fold in the whipped cream. • Take your bases out the freezer and spoon on the cheesecake adding it until the glasses are about 2 thirds full. • Refrigerate for a minimum of 5 hours or overnight if possible, so as to let the gelatine set. • Top the glasses of with fruit, cookies or chocolate.