Nairobi Capital of Kenya
An urban jungle amidst wondrous wildlife
Described as the beating heart of Kenya, Nairobi capital of Kenya is a vibrant, animated and modern city that offers everything you would expect from a cosmopolitan capital and more. It’s a city of contrasts, both contemporary and traditional, metropolitan and wild. Filled to the brim with shops, cafés, restaurants, markets and museums, Nairobi still seamlessly encompasses the stunning nature that surrounds it in the National Park. After learning more about Kenyan history at the National Museum, barter your way through the bustling Maasai markets. At the fascinating Bomas of Kenya, delight your taste buds with the local cuisine and witness tribal traditions. You’ll find no better way to end your day than experiencing Nairobi’s energetic café culture and nightlife. And, just to remind yourself that you’re still in Africa’s safari capital, on a clear day you can see all the way to Mt. Kenya from the Kenyatta International Conference Centre’s dizzying viewpoint.
Encounter mischievous elephants at the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
Established in honour of the pioneering techniques used by David Sheldrick and family for raising orphaned black rhinos and elephants, this non-profit wildlife trust offers a chance to get up close and personal with some of Nairobi National Park’s famous residents. After witnessing the cheeky youngsters devour their breakfast, you can watch them romp and play whilst learning more about their individual stories, along with the wider projects and ambitions of the trust. If you wish to support the organization further by adopting an orphan elephant, you can continue the unforgettable experience with a visit to the stockades, where the not so little ones settle down for the night.
Tall tales await at Nairobi’s Giraffe Centre
Protecting the highly endangered Rothschild’s Giraffe, this centre on the outskirts of Nairobi offers the chance to experience this magnificent creature from a different perspective. With conservation the driving force behind its foundation, as with the majority of nature parks in the area, the centre has successfully more than doubled the current population. From its raised wooden structure, you can observe, hand-feed or even sneak your favourite giraffe a cheeky kiss before taking a relaxing stroll around the grounds. These also encompass the Gogo River Bird Sanctuary, where you can spot the odd warthog or two along the way.
Escape the city and embrace the wild at Nairobi National Park
Just a stone throw away from Nairobi capital of Kenya you can find yourself immersed in nature at its very best. In this renowned National Park, surround yourself with lions, rhinos, giraffes, hippos, zebras, gazelles, crocodiles, buffalo and baboons; just to name a few. The park may be one of Africa’s smallest but its wildlife is abundant, and it’s home to the world’s densest population of black rhino, testament to its tough anti-poaching measures and dedicated wardens. Embark on an incredible safari adventure and experience the majestic nature of these iconic animals against a city skyline backdrop.
Find that perfect souvenir at Nairobi’s Maasai Market
An experience that you won’t want to miss when visiting Kenya’s capital, is the sights and sounds of Nairobi’s bustling Maasai Market. Test out your bargaining skills whilst delving through a seemingly endless display of East African artwork, printed fabrics, wood carvings, clothing, jewellery and more; the majority of which have been handcrafted by local artisans. There is something for everyone here, and the truly energetic atmosphere and sea of vibrant colours, shapes and designs make the market well worth a visit, even if you weren’t looking to make a particular purchase.