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Nairobi Travel Guide  

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Info about Nairobi

Area:
696 km2
Elevation:
1661 m
Overview

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 railroad.
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.

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said mansour mohammed
Overall rating 10
Overall Guide : Nairobi is one of the places you are not to miss if you are in a position to travel make an effort to visit Nairobi and see it for yourself. one thing am certain is that you will not want... more to get out of Nairobi and you will be going back again an again. the best value for money to be spent.
Not to be missed The Village Market , the fort jesus , Maasai Mara National Reserve
William
Level 9     1 Trophy    Viaggia: Solo
Overall rating 7
Overall Guide : 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... more as ut is very likely to be snatched by the street boys.
Not to be missed Carnivores , Nightlife , Safari Walk
JAFRED NASONG'O
Overall rating 7
Overall Guide : 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... more BACK BEFORE 5.00 PM.
Benwillies Nyaanga
Overall rating 8
Overall Guide : 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... more congestion I real enjoy being in Nairobi
Federica Rettore
Level 9     0 Trophy   
Overall rating 7
Overall Guide : From Nairobi you can go to the unforgettable safari parks of Tsavo and Masai Mara where you will encounter the big five, lions and all the other inhabitants of the savannah. It's a wonderful experience you should undertake at least... more once in your life.
Leonardo Matteo Savino
Level 1     0 Trophy   
Overall rating 10
Overall Guide : There are absolutely beautiful places to visit. Magical and unique. The colours of the landscape will remain in your heart forever. The warmth of the people, the colours, the overwhelming music, are reason enough to go.
WallaceSullah
Overall rating 7
Overall Guide : A very hard place to live especially wen you are new. The region is geologically nice but morally behind and i wish that future leaders will do something to at least change the perspective of the region
Not to be missed Yaya Shopping Center , Learning institutions
vedma
Overall rating 10
Overall Guide : Village market is a very nice place and i enjoyed especially the marketing and the swimming, you will have a very good time in the winding pipes that lead you to a very beautiful swimming.
Not to be missed splash water world , City Market , Maasai Mara National Reserve
PETER
Overall rating 7
Overall Guide : Very useful, especially knowing the whole town with confidence, traveling save as a Kenya. It is very important to be familiar especially directions for one to let him/ her to get lost.
Stephen Ogongo Ongong''a
Level 1     0 Trophy   
Overall rating 10
Overall Guide : Nairobi is a beautiful city, it's extremely modern, with all the amenities and services you can imagine. It's also a commercial and strategic city. You can reach a lot of African cities from Nairobi.
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