The bustling capital of Kenya, is the perfect starting point for a safari adventure. Established in 1899 by British colonialists as a hub for the Ugandan railway, Nairobi has since become one of the most prosperous cities in Africa. The name Nairobi originates from the Maasai phrase ‘enkare naitobi’, meaning ‘cool waters’, which refers to the Nairobi river. The river has also inspired the city’s nickname ‘green city in the sun’.

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Tourists can indulge in a variety of exciting activities during their stay in Nairobi, such as exploring the Nairobi National Park, which is home to a variety of wildlife including lions, leopards, and buffaloes.

Aside from the numerous attractions and activities available in the city, Nairobi also boasts a thriving industry and a developing cultural scene. In an effort to become a more environmentally-friendly destination, Kenya has banned the use of single-use plastic bags. This makes Nairobi and the surrounding areas an ideal destination for eco-conscious travelers who are looking for an unforgettable safari experience.

As the gateway to Kenya's vast wilderness, Nairobi offers visitors the opportunity to explore the country's natural beauty and rich cultural heritage. With its vibrant atmosphere, unique wildlife, and diverse attractions, Nairobi is truly a destination like no other.

Things to do in Nairobi

Here are some of the top experiences to enjoy in Nairobi:

Visit Nairobi National Park

It is the only wildlife park located within a city and offers visitors an opportunity to see the big five game animals in their natural habitat.

Explore the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

This orphanage is dedicated to rescuing and rehabilitating baby elephants and rhinos. Visitors can watch these animals being fed and cared for and even adopt one of them.

Visit the Giraffe Centre

Here, visitors can interact with the endangered Rothschild's giraffes and feed them from a raised platform.

Take a walking tour of the city

There are several walking tours available that take visitors through the city's historic landmarks, street markets, and local neighborhoods.

Visit the Karen Blixen Museum

This museum is the former home of the Danish author Karen Blixen, who wrote the book 'Out of Africa'. It offers visitors a glimpse into colonial Kenya.

Go shopping at Maasai Market

This market offers visitors a chance to purchase unique handmade crafts, clothing, and souvenirs from local artisans.

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