Visit Kenya’s Mile High Capital, Nairobi

Posted on December 22, 2011 Posted by Abdul Basit

Founded by the British about a century ago and located just 138 KM south of the equator is the fascinating city and capital of Kenya, Nairobi which is home to more than 2 million residents. The city is a modern commercial center with a lot of activity going on and unlike most of the African cities you’ll find many things here to interest you which you may not be able to find in rest of the Africa including some nice theaters featuring latest movies and expensive first class hotels and restaurants. The city is also well equipped with the modern telecommunication technologies. The city is alive all the time but it shows its real charm at night. You can book an affordable cheap flights to Nairobi with us to get your journey started.

Although Nairobi being the capital is the administrative center and country’s commercial center, you’ll find many interesting places to visit and have a memorable journey. You can find a variety of good quality hotels, clubs, restaurants, discos and pubs to suit your needs and preferences. Apart from that you can visit the city-market, the National Museum, the wonderful Kenya Railway-Museum and the Arboretum which features an eye-catching collection of the African Flora.

If you are a history enthusiast, you can visit the Kenya National Archives to explore about the period leading to Kenya’s independence. You’ll also find some casinos at the Inter-Continental Hotel as well as the Safari-Park Hotel along with the Sunday-afternoon horse-racing.

The city also offers a lot to the wild-life enthusiasts as it won’t be fair that you visit Africa and don’t explore its rich wild-life. The Nairobi National Park lies nearby the capital where you can get to see lions, impalas, giraffes and other wild life species. You may also be interested in visiting the Giraffe center located at Langatta’s suburbs and that was the place where the Rothschild Giraffe were saved from getting extinct. You have more than just seeing the giraffe at the center as you can yourself feed the giraffes and that may as well be the only place where giraffes can join the meal with you.

While visiting Langatta, you can also get to see Karen Blixen’s (famous writer under the pseudonym Isak Dinesen) former home that authored “Out of Arfica”. The farmhouse of Karen Blixen was presented by Denmark to the Kenyan Government and is located next door to Karen College and has been turned into a museum. If you have some extra time you can also visit the cultural center “Bomas of Kenya” hosting traditional dance and song performances regularly.

A two hour drive will take you to the Lake Magadi if you are interested in visiting Olorgesailie (Rift Valley) to see its prehistoric campsite. You can find a large variety of different birds in the scenic-region which in inhabited by the Masai farmers.

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