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The capital is 1600 m above sea level, and the climate is mild all year round. Most visitors go to Kenya’s beaches or straight to its famous national parks, but it’s well worth a visit if you’re on a long stopover. The city is one of Africa’s burgeoning metropolises, and has a population of over 3 million.
Daphne Sheldrick founded this elephant sanctuary in 1977 in memory of her late husband, who was famous for his commitment to elephant protection.
The park is in the middle of Nairobi, right next to the shopping area. It was opened to the public in 1969, and has an artificial lake and various memorials.
Visitors experience an entirely new world when they visit this 5-star hotel. Its name is a nod to the nomadic tribes of bygone times, as are the architecture and the interior design.
This 3-star hotel is in the city centre, and its 50 rooms offer all the customary features of an establishment of its class.
This 5-star boutique hotel is 40 minutes from Nairobi’s international airport. The 45 rooms are all furnished to a high standard, and personal service is extremely important.
The gallery is in the middle of the city, between two very busy roads, and belongs to the National Museum.
This market runs daily from different places, although the weekly sequence remains the same.
The Purdy Arms is a restaurant, bar and B&B. It is located in Karen, a suburb to the south-west of the city centre.
This multiple award-winning restaurant is housed in the National Bank building. It is elegant and spacious.
This is one of the newest additions to Nairobi’s Indian restaurants, and lies in the suburb of Westlands.
Karen’s biography was made famous all over the world by the film “Out of Africa”, in which she was played by Meryl Streep.
This café is modern in design with lots of cosy corners. The display consists of a wide selection of croissants, muffins, cakes and gateaux.
This store contains a wide range of crafts, pottery, jewellery and accessories, as well as a selection of furniture.
Built in 1929 in honour of former Governor Robert Coryndon, and around 10 minutes from the city centre.
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The restaurant is situated on the city boundary, and has a large garden with fig trees and mallows.
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Barista Pete is a multiple award-winning champion of the art of coffee making and offers courses himself.