Turnup.Travel started off as a tour operator for new age travellers but we realised we have the power through our lens, reach and our often overlooked stories to inspire people, educate our audiences and change perspectives about destinations and its people through curating themed city tours.
Turnup.Travel has partnered with Baraza Media Lab to host African Media Festival delegates for a well curated and chaperoned media ecosystem tour of Nairobi.
We will assemble at Baraza Media Lab at 8am for coffee and snacks before heading out in one of the most lit souped up Nairobi mathrees to Kuona Artists Collective to get a sense of Nairobi’s art scene which has quickly grown to one of the busiest visual-art hubs in the region. Kuona is also a strong advocate for cultural exchange, hosting international artists’ workshops and residencies and assisting established artists to participate in exchange throughout the world- Kuona acts as a hub for its African network.
After that, we will pass by Africa Uncensored, founded as an independent media house by Kenya’s finest investigative journalists. You will learn how they investigate, expose and empower the public with nothing but the truth.
You will then visit Nation Media Group founded by His Highness Aga Khan in 1959 for a tour of the largest and listed independent media house in East and Central Africa. You will learn about how they started with Taifa Leo – the first Swahili newspaper in Kenya, Daily Nation and Sunday Nation which were first printed in 1960 to their current portfolio and how they are securing their future with strategic acquisitions and investments in the ever evolving media landscape.
When done with the series of face-to-face meetings, we will do a walking tour of the Central Business District passing by some monuments, art murals and key streets that tell you of Nairobi’s history and journey from the 1890s when it was a railway pit stop.
Lunch break – a culinary experience of Kenyan style bbq with accompaniments and soft drinks.
In the afternoon we will head out to Buni Media at the Godown Arts Centre in Nairobi’s Industrial Area cofounded by Cartoonist Gado Mwampembwa and Marie Lora-Mungai who used Buni Media as the production vehicle for the production of popular The XYZ Show. You will learn how Buni uses the power of storytelling, media, and creative expression to fight for an open and accountable society, participatory governance, Freedom of Expression, and to grow the creative ecosystem.
Tour ends at 4pm and will have an optional sundowner experience in a rooftop bar and restaurant at your own cost
The bus will drop delegates at Radisson Blu Upperhill, CBD and Westlands.