Nairobi, Kenya’s capital, is situated at an elevation of about 1660 metres
in the highlands of the southern part of the country.
Located in an area once frequented by the pastoral Masai, (Nairobi comes from
the Masai word, "Enkare Nyrobi" meaning the "place of cool water"),
Nairobi was founded in the late 1890s as a British railroad camp on the Mombasa-to-Uganda
From 1899 to 1905 it served as a British provincial capital. In 1905 the city
became the capital of the British East Africa Protectorate and in 1963 the capital
of independent Kenya
Today, Nairobi is Kenya's principal economic, administrative, and cultural centre
as well as one of the largest and fastest growing cities in the whole of Africa.
The University of Nairobi (1956), Kenya Polytechnic (1961), and Kenya Conservatoire
of Music (1944) are here.
From the wildlife to the nightlife, Nairobi is unique: fantastic music scenes,
excellent international restaurants and an endless and colourful array of shops
and markets, are everywhere.
The main airport is Jomo Kenyatta International, at 15 kms out of the city centre.
Public transport has been ignored by the goverment causing much loss in man hours as many people avoid the dirty and unreliable MATATU and drive their many small cars to and from work. I would suggest that the goverment invests more in mass passenger ferrying than road expantion. A case in point is the thika super highwa, where the number of vehicles have increased threefold since the expantion started.
I LOVE NAIROBI CUZ IT'S A PLACE OF GOOD PEOPLE. I WISH TO ONE DAY BE THERE CUZ I REALLY CHERISH THERE. MAY GOD BLESS NAIROBI THE MORE, MAY HE ALSO BLESS NIGERIA MY BELOVED COUNTRY. AMEN! GOOD PEOPLE OF NAIROBI, KENYA, I LOVE YOU ALL. THANK YOU ALL ESPECIALLY FOR THE UNITED STATES INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY IN NAIROBI, I REALLY WISH TO STUDY THERE. BLESS YOU ALL ONCE MORE. AMEN!
Always remember to Check List following:
1) Get Yellow Fever Vaccination
2) Commence Malaria Preventive Treatment at least one week before entering Nairobi.
3) Always keep one folding umbrella.
4) Woolens casuals as nights are always cool (not very cold).
5) Keep photocopies of Passport, Travellers Cheques, Credit Cards at home or on your Webmail access.
This is wonderful, Kenya can offer such scenic environment? I must travel and see with my own eyes. Right from the coast to the Top of Mt. Kenya and from the Lake Victoria to the east. I can see the beauty of my beloved Nation. We must arise and build our great Nation. Let our children learn to love each other from us loving one another.
Nairobi is a place that can be what you want to experience, it caters for all cadres of economic class of people in all matters, health, business, transport, entertainment. And to top it all it isn't that expensive. At least all varieties of indulgence are available to all even though some can afford it one night a year it is available.
The environment ranges from excellent to bad and has the highest number of learning institutions. A good place to establish a business opportunity. security has improved drastically and traffic jam has also reduced with the completion of Thika super-highway. I found it also a good place to spend a holiday.
Nairobi is definitely a city to visit. It turns from one hot city during the day to an even hotter city during the night (if u know what i mean). I love it. I love the people here but the only downside is that in some areas its not very safe, otherwise its definitely the city to be stuck in.
Very hectic moving from one point to the other. One has to very carefull which bus to board as two different directions have the same bus number. One also has to be very carefull with whatever luggage they are carrying as ut is very likely to be snatched by the street boys.
In my view of Nairobi I think it is the best city in East africa with modern roads and enjoyable entertainment places. I enjoy most its recreational centres like the Uhuru park and others. Despite some view problems like traffic congestion I real enjoy being in Nairobi
IT IS A GOOD TOWN EXCEPT SECURITY IS WANTING
MOST PARTS ARE NOT CLEAN AND AT THE TIME THEY DONT HAVE SECURITY LIGHTS. ITS ROADS ARE ALWAYS JAMMED FOR EXAMPLE ONE CANNOT LEAVE AIRPORT ROAD AT 1.00 FOR WESTLANDS AND COME BACK BEFORE 5.00 PM.