Nairobi er hovedstaden i Kenya og har 2.750.561 indbyggere (pr. 2005) og ca. 3 til 4 millioner med forstæder. Navnet Nairobi kommer fra Maasai, Ewaso Nyirobi, og betyder “koldt vand”. Byen er Afrikas 4 største by efter Cairo, Lagos og Johannesburg.

Nairobi - This bustling city is often seen simply as the starting point for many wildlife safaris, yet it has so much to offer. As one of the largest cities in Africa, Nairobi has a large central business district, busy market areas, fine restaurants and a lively nightlife. Nairobi’s attractions include:

  • Carnivore Restaurant – A unique restaurant serving meat, meat and more meat from eco-friendly game ranches. From zebra and crocodile to ostrich and hartebeest. All of your favourite cuts of beef lamb and pork are also available. Definitely not for vegetarians.
  • Daphne Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage – Located at the Nairobi National Park
  • Langata Giraffe Centre – a sanctuary for the rare Rothschilds giraffe where you can hand-feed and pat these graceful creatures.
  • Karen Blixen Museum – Former farmhouse of the famous author of ‘Out of Africa’
  • Nairobi National Park – one of the few places on earth where you can spot rhinos, zebras and other wildlife roaming in the wild with city high rises in the background.

Indian Ocean Beaches

Nairobi blev grundlagt i 1899 som en efterforsyningsstation for den ugandiske jernbane, som gik mellem Mombasa og Uganda. Byen blev helt ombygget tidligt i 1900-tallet efter et pest-udbrud og en større bybrand. Nairobi blev hovedstad i Britisk Østafrika i 1907 og kenyansk hovedstad efter selvstændigheden i 1963.