Laikipia Tourism Association (LTA) members Moran Lounge and Grill, offer a unique form of tourism in Laikipia- nightlife tourism. Moran has remained at the top of its game in offering this tourism to residents of our landscape and beyond.
The Lounge has, without a doubt, played a part in developing Laikipia’s local economy. They have directly employed 84 staff and 30 delivery and security personnel on a casual basis. These staff members are dedicated and have curated the club’s weekly experiences by creating theme nights. This has helped them attract different audiences apart from tourists.
Every Tuesday, Moran Lounge runs The Arena Show. This platform gives youth in Laikipia an opportunity to express themselves and showcase their talents. The show is co-sponsored by East African Breweries Ltd (EABL) and has supported up to 20 individuals who have been able to showcase their talents in music and comedy.
The youth are paid for their weekly efforts, and Moran has also taken them on benchmarking trips to learn and gain exposure. On Wednesdays, Moran has Karaoke and cocktails as their theme. During these nights of fun, they have giveaways and prizes.
Thursday is dubbed crucial reggae Thursday. It is a night where fans enjoy their favourite genre while Moran also gives local entrepreneurs a chance to sell merchandise such as jackets, jumpers, scarves, wristbands et cetera.
Friday Night Experience, Luxury Saturdays and Sunday Connect culminate at the end of the week: On these days, people get to unwind after the week and enjoy great music, drinks, and food. Moran Lounge has consistently attracted the best talents and household names to treat revellers to weekend performances.
Moran Covid Dilemma
Moran has set an excellent example for many businesses in Laikipia. Moran Lounge has kept all their staff onboard despite only operating their business for limited hours and at less capacity due to government directives when Covid struck.
Moran Charity Works
Some of their charity initiatives include:
Partnership with Lisha project; Lisha Project is a community-based organization whose focus is to address hunger and malnutrition in public primary schools in informal settlements and rural Laikipia. Moran recently sponsored their Lisha Annual to run/walk. So far, Moran has helped provide up to 1497 meals.
Likii feeding program; Every Friday, Moran and their staff carry a “moving kitchen” to feed the children at Likii. Moran has also paid fees for deserving children and continued the support for all well-performing children.
Moran Mugithi; Moran Mugithi happens every three months. From the last Moran Mugithi, Moran was able to feed 1500 elderly and vulnerable people from various informal settlements in Nanyuki, including in Likii and Majengo.
Entry is always free during Mugithi night, and upcoming talents get a chance to curtain raise for household names.
Partnering with Sangida Foundation; An organization dedicated to supporting women and children with special needs among the pastoralist communities to achieve their full-life potential through rehabilitation and talent tapping while leveraging a holistic approach to re-integrate them back into society. Moran supports them by visiting their homes and providing financial support.
Dress a boy initiative; An initiative by Moran which helps provide uniforms to school-going boys, among other kinds of support.
Moran’s director was quick to mention that his aim is always to drive traffic to Laikipia and is open to creating packages with hotels and lodges that bring people to the different destinations in Laikipia while letting them sample nightlife in Laikipia.
Moran has an outdoor restaurant where you can enjoy meals with your family (family-friendly) and has recently opened a cocktail bar.
They also provide a complimentary cake for sizeable groups.
Should you want to partner with Moran in creating travel itineraries for your guests or in their various charity initiatives, get in touch with Robert through email@example.com or call +254 (0) 721 216 583.