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Travel Guide of Nairobi in Kenya by Influencers and Travelers


Nairobi is the capital and the largest city of Kenya. The name comes from the Maasai phrase Enkare Nairobi, which translates to "cool water", a reference to the Nairobi River which flows through the city.


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1 - Kibera

Kibera is a division of Nairobi Area, Kenya, and neighbourhood of the city of Nairobi, 6.6 kilometres from the city centre. Kibera is the largest slum in Nairobi, and the largest urban slum in Africa.

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2 - Uhuru Park

Uhuru Park is a 12.9 hectare recreational park adjacent to the central business district of Nairobi, Kenya. It was opened to the general public by the late Mzee Jomo Kenyatta on 23 May 1969.

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3 - Safaris in Nairobi

This is a full day comprehensive tour of the most important sites around Nairobi. You will start with the giraffe center, then head to the elephant orphanage before heading to the Nairobi National Park. This is a PRIVATE tour in a customized safari car with a pop up roof for easier game viewing and photography. The guide are very experienced and will also tell you more about Nairobi and Kenya in General. Nairobi National Park is home to the endangered rhino species while giraffe center we see the endangered Rothchild ( white socks) Girrafes and the conservation efforts.

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4 - Nairobi County

Nairobi is the capital and the largest city of Kenya. The name comes from the Maasai phrase Enkare Nairobi, which translates to "cool water", a reference to the Nairobi River which flows through the city.

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5 - Korogocho

   9 km away

Korogocho is one of the largest slum neighbourhoods of Nairobi, Kenya. Home to 150,000 to 200,000 people pressed into 1.5 square kilometres, northeast of the city centre, Korogocho was founded as a shanty town on the then outskirts of the city.

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6 - Shore Excursions in Nairobi

This full-day tour is an excellent way to begin or end your East Africa safari. It is also a perfect way of spending a day off work in case you are in a business trip or just  visiting and  have free time would like to get the highlights of the city attractions in a day. Search out wildlife at Nairobi National Park, The ONE and only national park  within a city in the world , See the fascinating city skyline from the National park while enjoying your early morning game drive . Located a few kilometers  in the outskirts of Nairobi.  Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant of your choice or do  some shopping in the nearby curio shops and visit the Giraffe Center  for a close up look at the endangered Rothschild giraffe.then conclude the tour by  Stopping at the Karen Blixen Museum for Historical moment.

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7 - Nairobi National Park

   11 km away

Nairobi National Park is a national park in Kenya that was established in 1946 about 7 km south of Nairobi. It is fenced on three sides, whereas the open southern boundary open allows migrating wildlife to move between the park and the adjacent Kitengela plains.

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8 - GiraffeCentre

   13 km away

The Giraffe Centre is located in Lang'ata, approximately 20 kilometres from the centre of Nairobi, Kenya. It was established in order to protect the vulnerable giraffe, that is found only in the grasslands of East Africa.

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9 - Coffee & Tea Tours in Nairobi

Just a short drive from the heart of Nairobi, this 6 hour private tour takes you to Kiambethu Farm at Limuru, which provides a tranquil insight into life on a settler farm. Situated at 7,200 ft, Kiambethu was bought and farmed by AB McDonell in 1910. He was the first person to grow, make and sell tea commercially in Kenya - now one of Kenya’s biggest exports, which now you will have a chance to taste. Five generations have lived on the farm and it is currently run by his granddaughter Fiona Vernon.

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10 - Giraffe Centre

   13 km away

The Giraffe Centre is located in Lang'ata, approximately 20 kilometres from the centre of Nairobi, Kenya. It was established in order to protect the endangered giraffe, that is found only in the grasslands of East Africa.

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11 - Ngong Hills

   24 km away

The Ngong Hills are peaks in a ridge along the Great Rift Valley, located southwest near Nairobi, in southern Kenya. The word "Ngong" is an Anglicization of a Maasai phrase "enkong'u emuny" meaning rhinoceros spring, and this name derives from a spring located near Ngong Town.

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12 - Mountain Bike Tours in Nairobi

Ride a bike and hike through Hell’s Gate National Park on a full-day, private tour from Nairobi to the wildlife reserve and Lake Naivasha that includes entrance fees, bikes, and round trip-transport from Nairobi. This customizable tour offers the rare chance to see wildlife outside of a safari vehicle while exploring a scenic part of the Great Rift Valley.

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13 - Limuru

   29 km away
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14 - Juja

   30 km away
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15 - Ngong

   36 km away

Ngong is a town near the Ngong Hills along the Great Rift Valley within Kajiado County, located in the southwest of Nairobi, in southern Kenya.

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 Nairobi is the capital of Kenya. Nicknamed the African New York, it has a population of nearly 5 million in 2020.



Located in the southwest of the country and perched at an altitude of 1600 meters, this dynamic metropolis has experienced impressive development. 

At the beginning of the 20th century, it was still only a small stopover village during the construction of the Kenya Uganda Railway, which linked Mombasa, a Kenyan city located on the coast, to neighboring Uganda.

In less than a century, the city has become a major economic center on the African continent,



playing a leading role in finance, tourism and university education. With the Jomo-Kenyatta airport located 15km from the city center, Nairobi is a very accessible city, even for foreign visitors.

Although the city itself has few monuments to visit, apart from the beautiful Jamia Mosque, the outskirts are full of wonders to discover. The Nairobi Natural Park, with an area of 120km², was created in 1946 less than 10km from the city. It is home to remarkable wildlife, including wildebeest, black rhino, zebra and hippo. You can also visit the Giraffe Centre to observe and even feed giraffes. For a more cultural outing, visit the Bomas of Kenya, where the homes of a dozen Kenyan tribes are reproduced, or the Masaai Market to buy local handicrafts. For those looking for a breath of fresh air, you can walk through Uhuru Park with its 13 hectares of greenery right next to the business district. Alternatively, drive to the Karura and Sigiria forests just a few kilometers from town, where you'll find numerous hiking trails.



Nairobi became the capital of Kenya relatively recently, as it was named in 1905. It is also the largest city in the country with an area of 150 km².

 Like most capitals in the world, Nairobi is a city with many tourist attractions.



However, it remains, more often than not, a starting point to reach the animal reserves of Kenya.

 The city itself is quite noisy and often suffers from numerous traffic jams. A place in effervescence at every hour of the day. Its altitude allows it to enjoy a pleasant climate all year round. The city is located at an average height of 1,660 meters. It culminates at 1,850 meters at its highest point.

For those who decide to spend a day or two here, there are many places to go. The area around the city offers wildlife attractions, while the city center offers cultural attractions such as the Nairobi National Museum.

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  • Stop at Kazuri: a small tour of the factory where a large number of women make these beautiful ceramic beads. For shopping enthusiasts, there is a store at the entrance.

  • For animal lovers, the closest game reserve to Nairobi is the Nairobi National Park, a 20-minute drive from downtown.

  • The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust: this is an orphanage where young elephants have been taken in. The curious can go there from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm to pet them and see them being bottle-fed.

  • The Giraffe Centre: this center deals exclusively with giraffes, as its name indicates. Tourists can feed them and stroke their heads!

The legacy of the many colonizations is abundantly felt in the local food. Kenyans use many different spices.

There is of course a wide variety of seafood and many dishes in sauce such as Kuku wakupaka, chicken cooked in coconut milk. 

Kenyans often accompany their dishes with ugali, a kind of crushed corn porridge. Unfortunately, this dish does not have any particular flavor.

There is also very good Indian cuisine. Food lovers will be delighted to try the mandaazis (fritters) or the sambusas. It is quite rare to leave the table still hungry!


Kenyan handicrafts are very varied. There are an incredible number of figurines carved in wood.

They represent all the animals of the savannah. There are also beautiful Masai masks.

  • For painting enthusiasts, Kenyan paintings are very colorful.
  • Most of them depict Maasai villages but also hunting scenes. There is no point in rushing to the first market that comes along, all the stores sell the same thing, with a few rare exceptions
  • . Do not hesitate to haggle over prices, Kenyans love it!













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