Population: 3.36 million. The capital of Kenya. The city got a bad rap until a few years back when tourists started calling it ‘Nairobbery’, but it has finally managed to get back on its feet. Somewhat! What we mean to say is that today, there are many pockets that offer a safe haven for tourists. As long as you don’t walk after sunset, store your cash in hotel lockers, avoid certain areas and stay away from friendly strangers, then you should be able to enjoy the very best that Nairobbery.. errrrr Nairobi.. is famous for – an honest look into Africa.
Cultural Diversity, Mind-Blowing Wildlife
Ask anyone who’s been to the city and you’ll be told to drop everything and head to the Nairobi National Park, a rhino sanctuary that also has buffaloes, spot lions, giraffes, zebras, cheetahs and warthogs. The city is also home to the National Museum which hosts an intriguing collection of African arts and artifacts, Karen Blixen’s former home (now transformed into a museum), an orphan elephant rescue program that is a must-see for tourists and the Giraffe Center. We also recommend a trip to the Bomas of Kenya, a living museum that celebrates the culture of the various tribes in Kenya through crafts, music and arts. Other charms of the city include a vibrant culture and fascinating cuisines.
Getting Around Nairobi
Taxis are one of the best and cheapest ways of getting around Nairobi. Matadus are known to be even cheaper. However, if you plan to travel a lot, it makes sense to hire a chauffeur driven car while in Nairobi from a reputed travel agency.