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Event - 1976-02-16

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Monday, 1976, February 16
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Witnessed opening of Nairobi Serena Hotel by President Kenyatta. Hazar Imam said: 'The sheer variety of Kenya's attractions have few equals anywhere.' Later that day, visited the Aga Khan Hospital.. According to newspapers, made an important investment in East Africa.

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H.H. Prince Karim Aga Khan IV
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Serena Hotels


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OPENING A NEW HOTEL in Nairobi - 1976-02-16

Nairobi the gateway to Kenya's unrivalled attractions, tempts tens of thousands of visitors from all over the world.
'The sheer variety of Kenya's attractions have few equals anywhere,' said His Highness the Aga Khan,' I speak not only of the National Parks with their mountains, forests, plains, deserts and coastal shores nor even of the wildlife - which of course is unique - but also of the cultures, people and traditions. 'These priceless assets must be preserved and cherished at all costs, not simply for tourists, but for their own sake.'

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