The gateway to Kenya is its capital city, Nairobi. As the transportation hub of the country, the city’s airports, roads, trains, and bus stations are responsible for ferrying guests to the aquamarine waters of the coastline, the expansive Rift Valley Lake region, and wide open savannahs of the Maasai Mara or the verdant landscapes in the central highlands.
The Kenyan capital is, however, well worth exploring in its own right. The continent’s largest and second-largest mountains, Kilimanjaro and Mount Kenya, are visible from the city on a clear day. Just west of the city, Karen Blixen’s legendary Ngong Hills rest against the landscape. Her home in Nairobi has since been turned into the Karen Blixen Museum, where guests are bound to recognise many scenes from Out of Africa.
The Nairobi National Park can be reached by bus or car, and visitors are able to observe a multitude of wildlife going about their day against the stark backdrop of the city. A visit to the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, located in the park, is a must. Visitors can observe orphaned elephants and rhinos being led by their carers for a daily mud bath.
- The transport hub of Kenya, connecting visitors to all the country’s top destinations: the Kenyan coastline, the Rift Valley Lake region, and the Maasai Mara, to name a few
- Offers a bustling nightlife and array of restaurants
- Once the home of writer, Karen Blixen, and setting of the movie Out of Africa
- The Nairobi National Park can easily be reached by bus or car
- The continent’s largest mountains—Kilimanjaro and Mount Kenya—can be seen from the city on a clear day