Nairobi is the Capital of Kenya. It has a rich history that dates back in 1899 when railway repair yards and workshops were set up by the British constructing the East African railway (lunatic) line.
The capital city has grown tremendously since then and has staked its place as East Africa’s commercial hub.
The Kenyan capital has been my home for slightly over 20 years now, since I settled in from the central highlands of Kenya.
Known as the Green City in the Sun, the capital of Kenya is also a County, the largest city, and the political and economic city of Kenya.
It has a population of close to four million (4M) people.
Nairobi is accessible by air from major world international airports via Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA).
It is served by many international airlines and is also a major gateway to many African destinations.
Some of the international airlines that fly here are Kenya Airways, British Airways, South African Airways, Qatar Airways, Brussels Airlines, and others.
The Safari capital of the world is the only city that has a national park teeming with wildlife and birds.
The park introduces you to Kenya Safari with a variety of animals like the Black Rhino, Giraffe, African lion, Cheetah, and a host of bird species among others.
You can meet the endangered Rothschild Giraffe at the Giraffe Centre.
The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust brings you face to face with African elephant and Rhino orphans at the sanctuary.
Other notable tourist attractions include the Nairobi National Museum, Karen Blixen Museum, Railway Museum, Bomas of Kenya, and much more.
Nairobi is a major business destination with various international conferences, events and festivals taking place.
Multinationals and renowned international organizations operate their regional offices here.
The Kenyan Capital has world class facilities in most sectors with huge business opportunities.
Nairobi boasts a size-able number of world class hotels.
Some of the key Nairobi Hotels include, Hilton Hotel, Nairobi Safari Club, Crowne Plaza, Tribe, Serena Hotel, and Fairmont Norfolk Hotel.
Others are Intercontinental Hotel, Sarova Stanley, Sankara, Ole Sereni, Fairview Hotel, Panari Hotel, Safari Park Hotel, among others.
Treat yourself to fabulous Kenya, African and international cuisines in one of the world class restaurants and coffee houses located in the capital.
The weather is mostly cool all year round, recording an average of nearly 7 hours of bright sunshine per day.
The Map of the Capital shows you where some places are located within the city.
Sometimes traffic jams are a nuisance in many city roads. This calls for you to make enough time for travel ahead of appointments.
All in all, the Capital of Kenya has a lot more including the good, and the not so good than what I have touched on.
The best way is for you to experience the world's Safari capital and the hospitality of Kenyans and then be the judge.