About this Location
Kenya’s thriving and modern Capital City that has become one of Africa’s largest, and most interesting cities. For a visitor, there is plenty to see and delve on, in Nairobi from the Nairobi National Park- a unique ecosystem famous for being the only protected area in the world close to a capital city, Karen Blixen museum and the historical home of author of Out of Africa, outstanding international restaurant, vibrant music and art scene and an endless and colorful amassing of shops and markets.
Places to visit in Nairobi:
Carnivore Restaurant: Considered Africa’s greatest eating experience. This open-air meat specialty restaurant has strikingly different food, service and atmosphere to anything ever seen in Kenya. Every type of meat imaginable, including four choices of wild game, are roasted on traditional Maasai swords over a huge, visually spectacular charcoal pit that dominates the entrance of the restaurant.
Animal Orphanage: The orphanage was established in 1964 to protect abandoned, orphaned or injured animals found in Kenyan national parks and to release them free into the wilderness whenever it is possible. Nevertheless, unique species have found their place into the orphanage, becoming a mix between a zoo and an orphanage.
Giraffe Center: Created in 1975 by the private initiative of the Leslie-Melville family who decided to save the Rothschild giraffe from extinction, the Giraffe center is a nature education center where visitors can feed giraffes by hand by climbing on a wooden terrace.
Karen Blixen Museum: In the heart of Karen estate sits the Karen Blixen Museum which was the former house of the Danish Baroness, Karen Blixen (1885-1962) author of the famous book “Out of Africa”. Karen lived in this green residential area from 1914 to 1931 when she left permanently for Denmark. The house was bought by the Danish Government which offered it to Kenya in 1963. After the screening of the movie “Out of Africa” starring Meryl Streep and Robert Redford, the house formerly used as a school was transformed to a National Museum in 1986.
Getting Around: Nairobi is Kenya’s capital, and the arrival point for many visitors. The main airport is Jomo Kenyatta International, located 15kms out of the center of town. JKIA handles both International and domestic carriers. Wilson airport, located 11 kilometers outside of the city center, is the center for both scheduled and chartered domestic air traffic. Taxis are often parked in the street around hotels and tourist areas of the city. Taxis are not metered, and a price should be agreed with the taxi-driver before departure. Ask for local advice or at your hotel for correct rates. Hotels and restaurants can order taxis if necessary. Nairobi Taxis are usually marked with a yellow line along each side. There are countless public transport stands all around Nairobi, with continuous arrivals and departures throughout the day.