I was extremely happy with Joep and the team at Expat - to -Expat who made the complicated process of importing a car from Japan much simpler and incredibly transparent. It was very clear from the start how much it would cost and if anything changed in the prices there was a reason and it was well explained.
I would work again in the future with Joep and the team and would recommend them to anyone looking to do a similar process in the future.
Guy - an Australian who works in investments in East Africa - 20 October 2014
Posted by Expat-to-Expat on behalf of Guy
Upon our arrival here in Nairobi, we used Expat-to-Expat to assist us in finding our new home. Marije and Joep provided excellent service to us in accomplishing this task. Among many other things, they drove us through various areas, made us visit multiple houses, explained to us the customs of the Kenyan culture and assisted us in reviewing/finalizing the rental agreement. To anyone new to Nairobi, or in the process of finding a house or wanting to import a vehicle, we highly recommend Expat-to-Expat.
Gisela Henrique and Christiaan van Weeren - 17 October 2014
Posted by Expat-to-Expat on behalf of Gisela Henrique and Christiaan van Weeren
Would you like to get personal relocation advice from us, but you do not see the need to hand over all the work to us, or you do not have the budget for full fledged house search and settling in assistance? Then we may just have the right option for you: we provide a personal online help desk service to answer all kinds of practical questions you may have about moving to and living in Nairobi.
Many people who are planning to move to Nairobi know Kenya as a great tourist destination. However, Kenya is more than that. With a population of around 3 million people, Nairobi is among the largest cities in Africa and one of the most important cities in Africa financially and economically.
Mid-term is around the corner!
Below is a list of activities and short trips, enough ideas to consider for a morning or afternoon of fun. Feel free to leave suggestions using the comment field below.
FUN and PLAY
- Jolly Roger Theme Park
Playground, bouncing castles, small restaurant/ bar - relax with a drink while your children play. Location: Next to Mamba Village Langata North Road, Karen Estate
- Amani ya Juu (website)
Playground for the youngest, small restaurant/ bar - relax with a drink, snack or light lunch in the quiet garden while your children play. Nice souvenirs/ small presents for sale in the Amani ya juu shop. Location: Junction Riverside Drive/ Kileleshwa ring road, next to Prime Bank, Kileleshwa Estate
- Splash Water World
Swimming pool. Location: Langata Road, next to Carnivore Restaurant
Moving to Kenya has its share of challenges (even being a returning Kenyan!) when looking at locating a house, school for children and a car, among others. Normally new residents plan before hand depending on the nature of posting but acquiring some network or contacts to people for orientation purposes could come in handy.
We were looking to buy a car within a week’s time of arrival and happened to hear that Mr. Joep was the right person to contact. A week later we got a car to our liking and even managed to have most of the documentation done, including insurance. It was a relief to get the car so fast bearing in mind how long and cumbersome the procedure normally takes, not to mention a likely event of being conned. Mr. Joep’s commitment is one of utter honesty and modesty, meeting him made our start much easier and we felt welcomed.
There are many agents and brokers out there that cannot be trusted which is why we decided to deal with Mr. Joep. The time he dedicates to his clients is well managed considering he’s also a father of three children. He is very professional in his work, knowledgeable and at the same time has a pleasant personality.
At this juncture, we would like to thank Joep for helping us and we further wish him the best as he continues to make new residents feel at home. We can recommend using his car-broker and relocation services to the fullest to any newcomer.
Hanneke and Victor (September 29 2011)
Posted by Expat-to-Expat on behalf of Hanneke and Victor
When trying to get an idea of your new environment and to select a residential area you would wish to live for the next couple of years, a great number of questions will arise. We will help you answer these questions during our area orientation tour through Nairobi, and will give you as much information as you need to get an idea of your new home town.