Nairobi

Nairobi is the capital city of Kenya and is affectionately known as the Safari Capital of the World. Nairobi is well known for the trade of Coffee, Tea and Sisal. Visitors are welcomed to Nairobi primarily through the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and daily flights depart New Zealand to Nairobi from a number of airlines. Compare all airlines flying to Nairobi on one page and save!

Climate in Nairobi

Nairobi has a moderate climate with temperatures consistently between 20 and 30 degrees year-round. The summer months are sunny and warm while the winter months are mild to cool, often very chilly in the evenings. The wettest part of the year is late summer to autumn, during this time its drizzly rain is common.

Attractions of Nairobi

Nairobi has plenty to offer visitors. While Nairobi is known for street crime and it is advisable for tourist to be constantly alert, this lively city offers plenty of restaurants, clubs, pubs and discos. There is also the Nairobi City Market, the National Museum, the Nairobi Arboretum with its excellent collection of East African flora and the Kenya Railway Museum. The Kenya National Archives holds exhibits with detailed information around the time leading up to independence of Kenya.

African Animals in Nairobi

The nearby Nairobi National Park is a great place for visitors who have limited time or are unable to travel far from Nairobi. The national park is home to many native African animals including lions, giraffes, and impalas. There is also an animal orphanage.

Another unique animal experience is the Giraffe Centre, located in the suburb of Lang'ata. The Giraffe Centre is home to the Rothschild giraffe, which was thankfully saved from extinction. At the centre you can feed the giraffes and with some extra time and money, you can stay at the Giraffe Manor, a home converted into a luxury hotel where the giraffes may join you for a meal.

Nairobi Karen Blixen Museum

The Karen Blixen Museum is a must see for followers of her work. The museum is located in a suburb of Nairobi called Lang'ata. Karen Blixen author of the story "Out of Africa" and wrote under the pseudonym of Isak Dinesen. The farmhouse, once home to Blixen, was built in 1912. Karen and her husband used the house for their farm and coffee farming. Many years later the farmhouse was purchased by the Danish government and given to the Kenyan government as an independence gift who later converted it to a museum in 1986.

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