Nairobi is the capital and largest city of Kenya in Africa. The city and surrounding area form Nairobi particles. The name “Nairobi” comes from the Maasai phrase Enkare Nyirobi, meaning “place of cool water”. However, it is widely known as the “Green City of the Sun” and is surrounded by many suburbs differentiate themselves.
Established in 1899, the city was awarded the capital status from the old capital of Mombasa in 1907. It is also the capital of the Nairobi Province. The city lies on the Nairobi River, south of the country and high relative sea level is 5450 ft (1.66 km). Nairobi has the highest urban population in East Africa, an estimated 3 to 4 million people (according to 1999 statistics), the population of the administrative area of Nairobi are 2,143,254 people living in an area of 684 km ². Since the establishment of a railway camp in 1899, Nairobi has grown into the largest city in Kenya and is one of the largest cities in Africa. Nairobi is now the leading city in terms of politics and finance in Africa. The city is located to many firms, companies, and is the center of culture and business.
1. Safari (opencast Zoo)
Millions of people want to go to Kenya to participate in the trip domain of wild (Safari), did you just leave the capital to be able to immediately implement this exciting trip. Nairobi National Park (National Park Nairobi) is probably the only wildlife park in the world where you can get to by taxi or bus. This is the habitat of many wild animals such as lions, leopards, jaguars gêpa, giraffes, hippos, zebras, antelopes and many other rare species. Inside the park, do not forget to visit the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (roughly translated: wildlife rescue center David Sheldrick). Here, about 11 hours until the afternoon, you can see one for rhino uncle, the orphaned elephant mud bath. The eastern edge of the town is the Langata Giraffe Center (Center Giraffe Langata) and Manor Giraffe with deer poked her head to the window to greet the guests.
2. Tusker beer
Dust, hot, noisy and boisterous, refreshing beer is born to Nairobi. Did not seem to be anywhere, enjoy a glass of beer to “drink” so. Famous specialties available anytime, anywhere in Nairobi is Tusker. The discerning believer can enjoy this beer in Casablanca, a Moroccan-style bar on Lenana road or at the Lord Delamere Terrace in Norfolk on Harry Thuku.
3. Karen Blixen Museum
Danish farm that the author in his famous autobiography “Out of Africa” has been living in the years 1917 – 1931 has now become a museum. (“Out of Africa” based on the true story of her narrative by the main character Karen Blixen, about a woman live without happiness the cold indifference husband, fell in love with a gentleman from hunters UK. covert love each other, they do adventure in the badlands with fear mixed with joy, hope and despair). Many scenes in the film is adapted from the book has been done on this land. Oscar-winning film of the same name in 1985. A tour around the house was a special experience. It’s the best place to have a cheap weekend getaways for couples. You will see firsthand that Blixen portable lamp hanging in the porch to inform lover, hunter guy who I knew she was at home. This will be an interesting experience romantic.
4. The Kibera slum
Kibera is a slum from the center of the Kenyan capital Nairobi about 5 km. With a population of about 600 thousand to 1 million people, is the second largest slum in Africa. Kibera accounts for less than 1% of the Nairobi area but contains more than a quarter of the population of this city. Visit the world’s third largest slum is not a good idea, but a few hours in Kibera are always useful in terms of education. It is recommended visitors make unofficial visits, without a guide or escort but some travel agents still have this journey, which includes visiting orphanages or even solar energy project is being done here.
5. Nairobi Java House
Most Kenyan coffee is sold in some stores around Mt. Kenya and is sometimes referred to with the name of the capital Nairobi. Class specifies the size of the bean, for example AA is the largest coffee grain, then the A & b.
Kenyan coffee cup. Café Kenya include the kind of bold flavors and most complex coffees taste, sour mixture of alcohol and fragrance analysis contained in the sweet coffee fruit. Nairobi Java House is one of the best quality coffee shop chain in the continent. Be sure to click each test mixture Kenya AA coffee in Nairobi Java House and take some seeds home as a souvenir. Chain stores are also present at the Jomo Kenyatta international airport – a little something special for flights early in the day.
6. Save Nyama Choma
Nyama Choma, means’ grilled meat “, is the unofficial national dish of Kenya. Quan outdoor Carnivore is one of the most famous and prestigious address in Nairobi. It is also famous for its unique dishes such as ostrich meat, crocodile and camel. A meal costs about $ 20. And the service will continue to serve until you put the small white flag on the table.
7. Muthaiga Country Club (Country Club Muthaiga)
Muthaiga is stone works from the colonial era with a column of pink and white, the the ancient animal head hanging on the ceiling of a beautiful bar is maintained or library with 20,000 books. It still applies the provisions rigid: in some room after 7 pm, men are required to wear vest and tie, women are not the Member’s Bar, flip-flops, T-shirts, phone mobile and not national costume hat will not be inside. This is only for club members with up to hundreds of attendees. Find a person and ‘who’ space to enjoy this wonderful place.
Vehicles and popular mainly in Africa’s minibus (small bus) from the locality known as matatus. Vehicles equipped with TV screens, great sound system inside and outside are personalized with the image of Michael Jackson, the kung-fu hero and even Osama bin Laden. When did the car sit for sustainable because you are about to participate in the ‘race’ between vehicles in the city. This is the image “sub-culture” Africa with tickets at the door only a few cents.
9. Rift Valley
Can tell, nowhere say much about Africa as Rift Valley plains, geologic characteristics, fauna and is one of the cradles of human civilization. Also known under the name Great Rift (great rift valley), valley created by the cracks in the earth’s crust about 20 million years ago, of a width of more than 100m, 45m is the narrowest, the two sides is the cat ears jagged cliffs. Great Rift cut across many African countries such as Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi …. In Kenya, the beauty of the slopes and the vast plains of the Rift Valley brings strong emotions to tourists, while Road to Nakurru suddenly “jumped” to the western edge of the valley and “dive” down for thousands of feet. On the sky, you can see hundreds of miles away to take Tanzania.
10. Cruise Jambo Kenya Deluxe
Nairobi-Mombasa railway is one of the best train journeys in the world, especially if you go by Jambo Kenya Deluxe. A first class ticket $ 50 will give you a luxurious space with 2 beds, a sink in the closet, turn a 3 course dinner and a delicious breakfast, all of which are placed on a table covered towel and white porcelain dishes are of the 1950s.