Nairobi is the largest city in East Africa and one of the most likely places you’ll pass through at the start and end of your African Safari. This vibrant, cosmopolitan city has many interesting sites, with the Giraffe Centre, the Daphne Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage and the Karen Blixen Museum all worth a visit. Travellers are advised not to venture too far from the main centre of the city, however, and your accommodation establishments will advise you on which areas to best avoid. But one place not to miss is the Nairobi National Park, home to antelope, Zebra, rhino and even lion. The rare phenomenon of animals roaming in the wild, with tall, modern skyscrapers in the background is definitely worth seeing! At dusk the orange, African sunset creates silhouettes of the skyline throughout the city. Nairobi offers a truly African experience, providing a both an introduction to the African city life and to East Africa’s animals.
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Nairobi is a city where you need to have your wits about you, but if you use your common sense it is a vibrant and amazing city to explore. Many locals wouldn’t live anywhere else! It has a bad rap but if given half the chance you might learn to like it.
Explore the huge range of great eating establishments with a real African flavour, visit the National Museum, the house where Karen Blixen once lived, visit the national park with the Nairobi city as a backdrop where you stand a good chance of spotting black rhino! The elephant orphanage and Giraffe Centre, founded to protect and grow the Rothschild Giraffe species.
Nairobi is gateway to the Kenya National Parks for some of Africa’s finest safari experience, such as the Masai Mara and reserves. From Nairobi transfer to Wilson Airport for you charter flight to the reserves and smaller coastal destinations. Nairobi also connects easily with Dar Es Salaam from where you can take a short regional flight to Zanzibar or the Tanzania Parks and Reserves.