I'm planning a trip to Kenya later this year and am finding it really hard to get my head round the hotel prices in Nairobi. Whichever website I go to the rates are quoted in US dollars and are basically the same as I would expect to pay in the US or Europe i.e. $200+ for a four star hotel. If everyone is paying these rates these hotels must be the most profitable in the world - (Kenyan costs meets Western Revenues...). Can someone tell me how to get round these rates and get a deal? Or is it just a supply/demand thing? I'm guessing there's a secret there somewhere, if not I'm giving up the day job and getting into the african hotel business!