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Overview

The capital city of Kenya, Nairobi is best known for its charm and architecture. Situated in the Southern central part of the country, it is the most dynamic city and is well recognized as "green city in the sun" for many reasons. The city lies 300 miles northwest of Mombasa, which is Kenya’s major port in the Indian Ocean. A city full of contrasts, Nairobi blends people from all culture and walks of life. Adorned with modern skyscrapers, world class restaurants, fully equipped hospitals, modern shopping malls, schools, abundant private and public transportation- you will find it all in city of Nairobi. Visit to Nairobi can be a chance to explore the true African culture that will give you unending memories to cherish. Home to numerous local and business organizations, Nairobi bustles with many activities that will keep you entertained throughout your stay in this African city. The city which has shown great development in the pass decades is now a great tourist spot in Africa which attracts thousands of tourists from across the globe. From the lavish extravagance of tented camps to the local hustle and bustle of the native tribes, the city of Nairobi promises to fulfill the needs of their guests. With beautiful tropical weather, friendly people and amazing attractions, Nairobi is one of the top destinations to visit in Africa.

Places To visit In Nairobi

National Park

National Park

Situated just 7 km from the city center, National Park is one of the top tourist attractions in Nairobi. The park which was established in 1946 is home to local endangered animals including Black Rhino, Zebra, Lions, Buffalo, Cheetah, Giraffe, Hippo, and over four hundred different species of birds. This attraction is quite an experience for every traveler.
Karen Blixen Museum

Karen Blixen Museum

This famous attraction in Nairobi is named after Danish Author Karen who once owned the house which has now turned into a museum. It houses all the collections symbolizing the remarkable Kenyan history of a different era. The famous movie ‘Out of Africa’ was made from her memoirs which depicts the events that took place in the years of 1917 to 1931.
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

Trip to the city of Nairobi is incomplete without heading to the famous David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. The center is located just outside the Nairobi National park which takes care of the abandoned animals and is a perfect place where visitors can see the baby orphans being fed and taking their daily mud bath.
National Museum

National Museum

Established in 1929, National Museum is a must visit place in Nairobi which houses magnificent collection of the local art masterpieces, culture and paleontology. Standing beside the botanical garden, the museum offers its visitors a great chance to learn about its beautiful culture and history.
Giraffe Center

Giraffe Center

For an up close and personal view of the gigantic giraffes, the city of Nairobi allows its visitors to view the endangered Rothschild's giraffe at the giraffe center. Watch them from a raised wooden platform while feeding them is quite an exciting experience.
Bomas of Kenya

Bomas of Kenya

Bomas which means residence is an exciting tourist village and live museum that showcases the diverse and colourful tribes of Kenya. Being a famous tourist attraction in Nairobi, travelers who visit the village get to learn more about the culture, music and lifestyle of each tribe.
Ngong Hills

Ngong Hills

Located towards the west is the breathtaking Ngong Hills which is the perfect destination in Nairobi for a one day hike trip. Covered with stunning flower gardens, the hills are a perfect getaway for those who are travelling to Nairobi.
Lake Naivasha

Lake Naivasha

Lying on the eastern edge of East African Rift, Lake Naivasha is the freshwater lake known to be the highest on the rift system. With the papyrus swamp, the green valley and geographical beauty, Lake Naivasha of Kenya is beyond the expectation of the travelers.
The Karura Forest

The Karura Forest

Situated within the city limits in Nairobi, the Karura forest is a great place to escape from the busy and noisy inner city. From a beautiful waterfall, sacred caves and beautiful indigenous trees, the Karura forest in Nairobi has everything to offer to its visitors.
Massai Market

Massai Market

Your visit to Nairobi would be incomplete without your visit to the famous Massai market which is famous for its handicrafts. From the historic African paintings to amazing handicrafts, this endless market is all the more attractive because of its cheap rates. Do not forget to buy African souvenirs for your loved ones when you return back.

Best Time To Visit Nairobi

The best time to visit Nairobi is during the dry months of January and February as the temperature ranged from 25 degree Celsius. To enjoy every bit of Nairobi to its fullest, the dry months are best to enjoy the scenic view of the city. From June to September also, the weather becomes pleasant and stays around 22 to 25 degrees C. During summer month, days generally remain sunny and the sky is clear and you roam around in the city freely. It is also that time of the year where you can spot animals and a number of migratory birds that lend a special attraction to this place.

Things To Do In Nairobi

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Hang out with giraffe at the Giraffe center

Hang out with giraffe at the Giraffe center

The giraffe center in Nairobi is a haven for endangered Rothschild giraffes that provides tourists with an opportunity to learn about these fascinating creatures and be face-to-face with them. Get to know more about this gigantic creature, feed them and then take some time to walk the 1.5-kilometre nature trail.

Shop at Toi Market

Shop at Toi Market

Apart from the famous Massai market, visitors can explore the Toi market which is one of the best places to go in Nairobi for wide range of clothes. For those who are looking for some shopping at cheap price, Toi market in Nairobi is the perfect place to barge in.

Explore Ngong Hills

Explore Ngong Hills

If you are looking for some adventure experience, Ngong hills is the perfect place to go in Nairobi for some hiking trail. Offering spectacular view and amazing pathways, hikers have the chance to walk the entire five hills in under five hours.

Go for a Nature Walk

Go for a Nature Walk

The city of Nairobi is home to number of nature trails where you can just relax and admire the breathtaking views that the city holds. For those who want to sojourn with nature without going too far out of their way, you can take a nature walk within the quiet natural sanctuary of Uhuru Park.

Take a Matau Ride

Take a Matau Ride

The local mode of transportation in Nairobi comes with vibrant, brightly painted minibuses which are often referred to as moving discos due to the loud music that is played in them. Taking a matau ride in Nairobi is a great way to meet the locals.

Enjoy movie in 7D theatre

Enjoy movie in 7D theatre

Situated in Nairobi, Kenya has East Africa’s first 7D movie theatre where you get to experience movie nights like you have never before. The 7D theatre allows the people to get a closer view of the movie where your seat shifts, the bullets and spears fly at you, and people walk right through you.

Shopping at Galleria Mall

Shopping at Galleria Mall

The Galleria shopping mall in Kenya has become one of the premier shopping destinations in Nairobi of late. Take a stroll though the mall and enjoy some lip smacking dishes at the famous food joints like KFC and much more.

Attend Social events

Attend Social events

One of the best things about Nairobi is that it hosts special events every other day. From Rugby 7’s tournament, to theme nights and drink ups, the city of Nairobi has it all. If you are a party lover, there are thousands of clubs and bars within and outside the city centre which is sure to give you a lifetime of memories.

Visit to the Village Market

Visit to the Village Market

The village market in Nairobi is pretty much different from other shopping hub that embodies the spirit of the African market in an open-air setting. The market truly live up to its theme as you can see waterfalls rivers and over 2000 exotic plants and gardens, giving this magnificent shopping centre an edge over other shopping malls.

National Archives

National Archives

Showcasing the rich Kenyan tribal social culture and history, National Archives is a major landmark in the capital that houses collection of artifacts and paintings. The visitors are often fascinated by the art exhibitions that are put up at the national archives.

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How to Reach Nairobi

Via Flight: The nearest airport to Nairobi is the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport that is located in the Embakasi suburb, around 15 km south-east of Nairobi's central business district. You can easily get a taxi which is available outside the airport.

Via Road: Nairobi being the center hub of the city, transportation system has become so well organized with the Kenya Bus Service operating in cities. There are popular bus services that ply on daily basis to the city. There is also a popular bus service of Matatu minibus and these buses will take you just about any destination in and near Nairobi at the cheapest rates possible.

Via Train: Since the transportation system is well developed now, Nairobi has its own railway station which has trains three times a week from Mombasa. You can simply book the tickets online or at the office on Station Road in south-central Nairobi. 

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