Nairobi, Kenya

Written by  Thursday, 08 May 2014 06:38 Published in Cities

Nairobi is one of the most prominent cities in Africa both politically and financially. Home to thousands of Kenyan businesses and major international companies and organizations, including the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the main coordinating office and headquarters for the United Nations in Africa & Middle East, the United Nations Office in Nairobi (UNON), Nairobi is an established hub for business and tourism.

Nairobi is the only capital city in the world with a national park. The park hosts many animals including lions, giraffes, black rhinos and over 400 species of birds. The Nairobi Safari Walk and animal orphanage are a major attraction at the Nairobi National Park as they offer a rare on-foot safari.

One may also enjoy additional exciting wildlife based activities such as a day out at the Giraffe Center, the David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage and the Snake Park at the National Museums of Kenya. The city is home to several museums, sites, and monuments such as the National Museum, Railway Museum, Karen Blixen Museum and Uhuru Gardens, a national monument and the largest memorial park in Kenya one can also enjoy a city tour that educates tourists on the development of Nairobi from its inception till to date.

To experience culture, one may visit the Bomas of Kenya to see cultural villages that display the lifestyles and traditions of several Kenyan tribes. Some entertainment establishments hold periodic cultural nights where culture is celebrated through music, dance, traditional food and drink. Nairobi is also host to a number of high end shopping malls that have an overwhelming selection of global brands, shops and restaurants. For one looking to buy Kenyan artifacts and curios, numerous “Maasai Markets” exist in strategic locations for your convenience. The avid golfer will be pleased to learn that Nairobi County alone has at least six golf courses within a 20 mile radius. The weather in Kenya is ideal for golf all year round.

Nairobi has also positioned itself as the primary hub for meetings, conferences and exhibitions that are held in various hotels and the iconic Kenyatta International Convention Centre, an internationally renowned venue for conferences, meetings, exhibitions and special events within walking distance of several accommodation facilities.

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