Nairobi, Kenya

Nairobi is the capital and largest city of Kenya. It is situated between the cities of Kampala and Mombasa. It is home to many large companies and has a large tourist industry.

Nairobi is known as the safari capital of Africa. Nairobi is surrounded by 113 km² (70 mi²) of plains, cliffs and forest that makes up the city's Nairobi National Park. Tourists can have their pick from numerous safaris (wildlife, cultural, sport, adventure, scenic and specialist). There are also ecotourism tours, restaurants, culture, shopping and entertainment. While in Nairobi, tourists can also engage in numerous sports from golf, rugby, athletics, polo, horse-racing, cricket and football (soccer).

Things to See & Do

* Nairobi National Park
* Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage
* Giraffe Centre
* Ol Donyo Sabuk National Park
* Nairobi National Museum

General Information

Cruise Season Oct - May
Currency Kenya shilling (KES)
Language Swahili, English
Land Area 696 km²
Population 3,500,000 approx
Electricity 2 round pins European style
Time UTC plus three hours
International Country Telephone Code + 254

Port LocationNairobi is accessible from ports at Mombasa or Lamu.

Travel Links Nairobi main airport is JKIA Jomo Kenyatta International Airport which is 15 km (9 mi) southeast from the center of the city. Regular flights to Nairobi are operated by Air France, Virgin Atlantic, Air Kenya, Kenya Airways, KLM, British Airways, Turkish Airlines,Emirates, Egypt Air and Qatar Airways. Kenya Airways is the national airline and travels throughout Europe, Africa and the Asia-Pacific region.

The city is also accessible by trains, with daily arrivals and departures at the Nairobi Railway station. The trains go east to Mombasa and west to Kisumu.

Kenya bus system is mostly reliable * There are many bus companies that have routes going to and from the country different cities, including Nairobi, which is the centre of the bus network.

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