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Nairobi

Nairobi, Kenya’s capital is only 138 km south of the equator. The city has a population of more than 2 000 000. It’s a modern commercial center with some interesting events and lots of bustle. The city is constantly alive, especially at night.

 

Besides being a convenient place to take care of administrative matters. Nairobi has much to offer travelers ranging from a wide array of restaurants, clubs, pubs and discos to choose from. You may opt to visit the City Market, the National Museum, the Arboretum (excellent collection of East African flora) and the superb Kenya Railway Museum. Exhibits about the period leading to independence can be seen at the Kenya National Archives. There are casinos at the Safari Park Hotel and the Inter-Continental Hotel and there’s also Sunday-afternoon horse racing.

 

For those who can’t wait to see game or only visiting Nairobi on Business. Nairobi National Park is uniquely close by, a  principal attraction for visitors to Nairobi only. Nairobi National Park is one of the most successful of Kenya’s rhino sanctuaries that is already generating a stock for reintroduction in the species former range and other upcoming sanctuaries. Due to this success, it is one of the few parks where a visitor can be certain of seeing a black rhino in its natural habitat. The park boasts Black rhinoceros; diverse birdlife; large predators – lion, leopard, hyena and cheetah; aggregations of large herbivores – eland, buffalo, zebra and wildebeest; Ivory Burning Site Monument; walking trails at hippo pools; Nairobi Safari Walk and the Orphanage; spacious picnic sites. You can also visit the Giraffe Center in the suburb of Langatta where the Rothschild giraffe was saved from extinction. At the facility, you can feed the giraffes.

 

This excursion to Langata is often combined with a visit to the former home of Karen Blixen (who wrote under the pseudonym Isak Dinesen), author of Out of Africa. Blixen’s farmhouse, which was presented to the Kenyan government by Denmark, is now a museum —it’s located nextdoor to the Karen College. Langatta also has The Bomas of Kenya which is a terrific cultural center that regularly hosts traditional song and dance performances.

 

A day trip (a two-hour drive each way) can be made to Lake Magadi to visit Olorgesailie in The Rift Valley for its prehistoric campsite. The scenic region inhabited by Masai farmers has a wide variety of birds.

 

Nairobi Serena Hotel  *****

Nairobi Serena is known for its superior standards of quality, service and hospitality, the sophisticated Nairobi Serena Hotel is a member of the leading Hotels of the World under the flagship of Serena Hotels’ group of hotels and lodges. One of the fine hotels in Nairobi, the Serena stands amidst manicured gardens with panoramic views over the city's Central Park and the modern downtown skyline...

Crowne Plaza Hotel *****

Crowne Plaza Nairobi is a stylish, newly built hotel, located in the commercially important area of Upper Hill Nairobi, off Kilimanjaro road. The hotel is surrounded by various multinational companies, diplomatic missions, banks and government offices...

Hotel InterContinental Nairobi *****

Hotel InterContinental Nairobi is located in city center, next to Uhuru highway. The hotel offers the high standards typical of Intercontinental hotels. The hotel is suitable for corporate travellers as well as holiday makers. A casino is attached to the hotel building offering an added attraction for those guests who may want to try their hand at gambling...

Ole Sereni Hotel ****

Ole Sereni Hotel is strategically positioned between the Airport and the city center, at an area fondly known as a ‘place of tranquility’ (Ole Sereni) by the Maasai. The Hotel offers visitors exactly what its name denotes, combining all the best aspects of a modern city hotel and a traditional bush lodge, Ole Sereni captures the essence of Nairobi which is the only city in the world that boasts a game park within its precincts...

 

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