Wednesday, Mar. 24, 2010

7. Muthaiga Country Club

The Muthaiga, tel: (254-20) 376 7754, is a colonial-era gem, from its pink and white colonnades, to the ancient animal heads hung from the walls of several beautifully maintained bars, to the 20,000-book library. Standards are rigidly maintained: jackets and ties are compulsory for men in several rooms after 7:30 p.m.; no women are allowed in the Member's Bar; and no flip-flops, T-shirts, mobile phones or hats "other than those integral to national costume" are permitted inside. This is a members-only club but there are hundreds of members. Find one and get them to take you in as a guest.