Kenya’s capital city, Nairobi is one of the largest and most prominent cities in Africa, and an important commercial and economic regional hub. It is named after a Maasai watering hole, ‘Enkare Nairobi’, which translates to ‘place of cool waters’, a reference to the Nairobi River which flows through the city. The skyline, with towering skyscrapers and impressive architecture, also draws the attention of every arrival to the city.
Nairobi is packed with unique attractions such as the Karen Blixen Museum, the Giraffe Centre, Daphne Sheldrick’s Elephant Orphanage and the city’s beautiful Uhuru Park. It is also the only city in the world with a National Park on its doorstep. It is an exciting place to visit for a day or two, a mosaic of races and cultures and a vibrant and growing city.