Kenya’s capital city, Nairobi has risen in a century from an uninhabited swampland to a thriving modern capital. It is now one of Africa’s largest, and most interesting cities and one that never seems to sleep, but continues to grow.
Despite Nairobi’s growth into a modern urban center, the iconic Nairobi National Park makes the city the undisputed safari capital of Africa and beyond. It remains the only national park in the world to be found within a capital city. The park is home to large herds of Zebras, Wildebeests, Buffalos, Giraffes, Rhinos, Leopards and a large number of Lions all found here, living wild within 20 minutes from the central business district.
The city’s multicultural, natural and historic features undoubtedly makes it an amazing destination. The entire city has boundless energy, and is a thriving place where all of human life can be found. This is a place of great contrasts where race, tribe and origin all become facets of a unique Nairobi character. The city has not lost its sense of the past, with an excellent museum and the historical home of Karen Blixen, author of “Out of Africa”, open to visitors.
Dubbed the Green City in the Sun due to its vegetation and warm weather, Nairobi is the Safari Capital of the World and it also boasts of the Giraffe Manor, Dame Sheldrick’s Elephant Orphanage, the famous Carnivore Restaurant and many other attractions.
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