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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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kassim
Level 14     2 Trophy    Viaggia: Friends, Family
Overall rating 7
Overall Guide : It is nice, i like here there are all funny and it is so comfortable. There is an active and beautiful zoo. They have a good wildlife. Their cities are too nice and modern in Africa
rbz
Overall rating 7
Overall Guide : Nairobi is very poluted air, dust and dump motoveichle smoke everywhere, dusty especially near construction sites, too much noice especially in the CBD,
Not to be missed Buildings , roads
julius nyakush
Overall rating 10
Overall Guide : You need to multitask to live proper in Nairobi as far as ua activities are concerned to avoid time and resource wasting!!!!!!!!
Not to be missed trendy , National Park Tour , Tourists Information
Lola
Overall rating 10
Overall Guide : Carry shorts not trousers as it gets very hot throughout the day. Don't forget to carry sun cream or you will get burnt really badly.
patrick musyoka
Level 9     1 Trophy    Viaggia: Friends
Overall rating 10
Overall Guide : As per my opinion i can rate Nairobi city as an average performing city in terms of security, entertainment, transport and budget
Not to be missed Carnivores , Giraffe Center & Elephant Orphanage , The Village Market
Edith C Bawn
Level 23     3 Trophy    Viaggia: Family
Overall rating 7
Overall Guide : Easy to get around, safe, not as expensive as Kinchasa. Great family vacation, easy to walk in the Kilimani, Woodley Estates area. I love Nairobi...
Overall rating 7
Overall Guide : Be aware of the people showing you around, especially if they don't work for any specific company...
chokora
Overall rating 7
Overall Guide : The ultimate place to be in. Love the bars and of course the women!! Nyama choma and kachumbari, can't beat that.
fred mwanza
Level 9     1 Trophy    Viaggia: Friends
Overall rating 7
Overall Guide : Very useful and enjoyable. The city under the sun :). Truly awesome anyone who wants to visit it would be a place to recommend!
laura naitore
Level 9     1 Trophy    Viaggia: Friends, Family
Overall rating 9
Overall Guide : Beautiful country with lots of touristic sites with vey good and awesome people and very nice food.
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