Nairobi offers a brilliant blend of cosmopolitan life along with the exotic and extreme wildlife that Kenya is famous for. Enjoy some amazing cuisine from the trendy restaurants and enjoy your choice of nightlife fun in the vibrant clubs and bars. This dynamic city has so much to offer, from the National Park to animal sanctuaries and has a truly fascinating cultural and historical heritage making it a genuine must see on the world map.
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Located on the edge of the Great Rift Valley, the town of Limuru is surrounded by lush greenery, tea and coffee plantations and cereal farms. It’s just 45 kilometres from Nairobi and all the capital has to offer, but there’s also plenty to keep visitors entertained locally including an impressive golf course and art gallery.
Who is it for?
Locals and visitors alike flock to the ‘ndunyu’, or market, every Wednesday and Saturday to buy everything from clothes to vegetables at bargain prices.
The nearby Red Hill Art Gallery is home to a vast and varied collection of modern and contemporary African art.
Visit one of the local farms to explore the lush greenery of the tea fields.
This affluent suburb of Nairobi is the perfect base for exploring Kenya’s capital and the surrounding countryside. Named after Karen Blixen, the author of Out of Africa, which was adapted into an Oscar-winning film, it is home to a fascinating museum dedicated to the writer, as well as a golf course.
Who is it for?
There are few greater thrills than spotting some of nature’s most exotic creatures on a safari.
See the history of colonial Kenya brought to life at the Karen Blixen Museum.
Explore the Ngong Hills and nearby Nairobi National Park, admiring the local flora and fauna.