Kenya’s vibrant capital city is the only city in the world which surrounds a national park – Nairobi National Park. It is one of the fastest-growing cities in Africa and is a regional business and power hub. The city centre is dominated by skyscrapers and beautiful parks at its centre surrounded by large suburbs and sprawling townships.
The city was founded in colonial times in 1899 during the building of the Uganda Railway line. For many, it is just an overnight stop before heading out on safari, but this vibrant city has much to offer with a thriving restaurant scene and a vibrant nightlife. The Nairobi Game Reserve makes a lovely introduction a safari in Kenya. A visit to the Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage to see rescued baby elephants is an enjoyable experience. Here, you can learn about the many threats facing elephants in Kenya and help support the orphaned elephants until they are old enough to be released into the wild.
Other popular attractions include visiting the Giraffe Centre to see the highly endangered Rothschild Giraffes or stopping by the Karen Blixen Museum to learn about the life of the famous author of Out of Africa. The curio markets are always well worth a visit to pick up fabulous souvenirs.