Nairobi: 10 Things to Do

6. Nyama Choma

Nairobi, Kenya, Nyama Choma Aflo Co. Ltd. / Alamy
  • Print
  • Email
  • Share
  • Single Page

With a few exceptions, African cuisine is a euphemism for charred flesh. Nyama choma, meaning "barbecued meat" in Kiswahili, is Kenya's unofficial national dish. The aptly named, open-air Carnivore, tel: (254-20) 605 933, is one of the better places in town and serves up such exotica as crocodile, ostrich and camel. A set meal costs about $20 and the waiters keep serving more until you tip over the little white flag on your table.

Connect to this TIME Story

Interact with
this story

  • Facebook
  • Digg
  • Linkedin

From our

Get the Latest News from
Sign up to get the latest news and headlines delivered straight to your inbox.