Nairobi is known as the safari capital of Kenya. The Nairobi National Park is one of its major tourist attractions. The city also serves an amazing nightlife, which includes music clubs with very talented artists. It is the most populated city in Kenya and also serve as the capital of the country.

Nairobi Kenya

Nairobi Kenya

Tourist attractions in Nairobi

Nairobi National Park

You will enjoy watching the giraffes, lions, zebras, buffaloes, rhinos and many other animals. The tour guides and security guards will ensure that you are safe and enjoy the beautiful scene without panic. Driving through the wilderness will be an awesome experience, especially to those who visit for the first time. It is easy to navigate to the park with the walking trails and marked roads.  This gem is characterized by plains, cliffs, and bush lands. If you walk around with a tour operator it will cost you approximately $55-$75.

Nairobi National Park

Nairobi National Park

Nairobi National Park

The Nairobi Animal Orphanage

The most exciting thing about this place is that if you are passionate about animals which have been wounded or abandoned, then you will not feel like leaving this place. You might also get the privilege of a naming an animal after you.

Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage

The Rhino and Elephant orphanage

Poaching is the main reason why the number of elephants and rhinos have reduced recently. This has lead to a high number of orphaned animals. This orphanage is a rescue center for the orphaned baby rhinos and elephants in the Nairobi National Park. It is a place where you can make your donation during your visit. The animal care attendants normally fed the little animals and even play with them. You can visit them after the meals and after having their mud bath.

Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage

Nairobi Safari Walk

Nairobi safari walks
This place is located just 30 minutes away from the Nairobi National Park’s headquarters and the city center. It is a showcase of Kenya’s reserves and parks. It gives visitors an overview of what they can see across the country.

The Maasai Ostrich Resort

It is located in the City’s periphery in the town of Kitengela and gives its visitors a golden opportunity of riding on the Ostrich which is the fastest bird in Africa. You can also have the pleasure of eating grilled ostrich meat which is very delicious. You will learn more about the different types of wild animals in the natural habitat.

The Mamba Village in Nairobi

There is a huge resort park, which is situated along the Lang’ata North Road that provides a very peaceful environment. It is conducive for partying, picnics and watching the crocodiles. This is a very good place to rest and have fun, because it is away from the noise in the city.

The Snake park center

This place not only offers different species of snakes, but also crocodiles, fishes, and turtles. The scene might be scary, but it is also adventurous due to the different types of reptiles.

The Giraffe Center


The giraffes are believed to be products of the evolution theory. The sight of the long-necked animals with their long tongues is very interesting.
Other lovely sights include the Butterfly center, which has different types of butterflies each undergoing metamorphosis.

The Markets in Nairobi


There is a shopping center called the Maasai market in Nairobi, which has traditional bows, spears, arrows, shields and the African jewelry. They also have artworks like wood carvings and traditional pots. This market is located in different areas on different days of the week. The city market is located in Downtown Nairobi.

Recreational centers

The Panari Sky Center is a good place for skating in Nairobi. You can also relax at the Uhuru Gardens Memorial Park, which is located within the city. You can have a picnic there and also do boat riding. The American Embassy Memorial garden is a good place to relax too. It was built after the 1998 bomb attack.

Accommodation in Nairobi, Kenya

There are a good number of places where visitors can have good accommodations. The following are some of the best hotels in Nairobi.

The Safari Park Hotel

Safari park hotel
It is situated along Thika road in Nairobi. This is an international hotel having different amenities like a casino, a swimming pool, and other conference facilities. It serves awesome cuisines which have been prepared by professional chefs.

The Sarova Panafric

This is part of the Sarova group Hotels situated in the upper hill area of Nairobi. It offers great conference facilities and it is the best hotel to launch new products. It serves nice delicacies and has excellent rooms.

The Serena Group Hotels

These hotels are spread all over Nairobi town. It is a five-star hotel that serves different kinds of food which have been prepared by a qualified staff. They include Serena Hotel, The Serena Mara Camp, and The Stanley Serena Hotel in Nairobi.
Other five star hotels in Nairobi include The Jacaranda Hotel, The Fair View Hotel, The Holiday Inn, Oakwood Hotel, Six Eighty Hotel, Nairobi Safari Club and much more. These hotels offer high-quality services to their guests.
Travelling to Nairobi can be an exciting experience where you will not only enjoy the tourist attractions, but also rest in luxury Hotels and learn many things.

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Stephan have been around the World with experience of all Continents, most major cities in Asia, the thrill of safaris in Africa as well as canoeing the Zambezi. He is a retired Honours Graduate (Political Theory & Institutions, Liverpool University) now living on the Mediterranean in Turkey with the time and energy to write.

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