Nairobi is not only the capital city of Kenya but also one of the largest cities in the country. It is famous for having the Nairobi National Park, the world’s only game reserve found within the city. The city and its surrounding area also form Nairobi County. Regionally, Nairobi is one of the most prominent cities in Africa, both politically and financially.
Home to thousands of Kenyan businesses and over 100 major international companies and organisations, including the United Nations Environment Programmed (UNEP) and the United Nations Office at Nairobi (UNON), Nairobi is an established hub for business and culture. The Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) is one of the largest in Africa and the second-oldest exchange on the continent. It is Africa’s fourth-largest exchange in terms of trading volume, capable of making 10 million trades a day.
Why you should visit Nairobi
The ‘cool water city’
Nairobi has long been known as one of Africa’s most dynamic cities. Now, as its growing economy and rising prosperity levels fuel a development boom, it’s fast building a reputation as one of the world’s most dynamic cities. So, what makes Nairobi stand out among the rest?
Amazing Culture and People
Nairobi is steeped in rich culture, heritage and history and the people are very welcoming. The culture is what set the city apart; it is a mix of various religions, traditions and local beliefs. When you visit Nairobi, you will experience the amazing cultures of Kenyans and you will definitely love them.
Only in Nairobi will you find Kenya’s most important art museums, featuring masterpieces of African art from centuries. You will find a lot of different museums including National Museums of Kenya, Nairobi Railway Museum and Karen Blixen Museum.
City Adventure and Safaris
Want to go on a safari adventure? Nairobi offers an opportunity to ride through the National Parks and Wildlife sanctuary of animals running free. See great and beautiful animals including the big 5 – Elephant, Lion, Rhinos, Buffalo and Leopards in their natural tropical African surroundings.
Amazing Parks and Gardens
Nairobi has some exceptionally beautiful natural parks and gardens such as Uhuru parks,Nairobi Botanical Garden. These parks and gardens are beautifully landscaped with lush green lawns and lined with trees. You will be pleasantly surprised by the tranquility that you can rest in at these parks.
Fortune 500 Companies
There are many Fortune 500 Companies in Nairobi such as Shell, General Motors, Barclays, and many others. Fortune 500 Companies are top public corporations ranked by their gross revenue. Similarly, many technology companies have their regional offices in Nairobi including Huawei, Asus, and IBM etc.
You’ll find the finest food specialties in Nairobi, no matter where you are from, you will find a delicious food that will suit your taste buds. You’ll never go hungry and even if hunger calls, Nyama Choma is always available. Nyama Choma is the famous barbecued meat, loved mostly by Nairobians. Nyama Choma can be found in many local restaurants and corners across Nairobi.
Amazing city with vibrant nightlife, chock full of the excitement and revelry. As music pour through the streets, dance away the night at some amazing bars and clubs in Nairobi. Nairobi’s nightlife represents some of the city’s legendary scenes. You will love it!
Getting to Nairobi;
Being a Ugandan, I do trips to Kenya almost weekly via African Express Airways. Just like the many wonderful things in Kenya, this new air career has introduced flights that literally solve travel enthusiasts problems. A return trip to Nairobi from Entebbe goes for only USD 198 (all inclusive). For one way travelers, a trip to the mentioned destinations go for only USD 99; and the best part, the flights are available every day!! So what are you waiting for, so what are you waiting for, leys take a surprise vacation this weekend to the beautiful Kenyan land and share the experience.