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Nairobi
Known as the safari capital of Africa, Nairobi is an energetic, modern city that serves as a fascinating introduction to both wildlife and nightlife. Music clubs pulse with life, shops and markets bustle, and a mélange of restaurants will tempt your palate in this former Maasai watering hole. Top sights include the Karen Blixen Museum, Giraffe Centre and the black rhinos of Nairobi National Park. The compact city center is safe to walk in and taxis make other areas accessible.

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David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
Owner description: The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (DSWT) Elephant Nursery in Nairobi National Park provides a safe haven to orphaned baby elephants rescued by the DSWT. The Nursery provides the... more Owner description: The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (DSWT) Elephant Nursery in Nairobi National Park provides a safe haven to orphaned baby elephants rescued by the DSWT. The Nursery provides the first stage in the hand-rearing and development of milk dependent baby elephants. Once they graduate from the Nursery, aged 2-3 years, the elephants move to one of the DSWT's Reintegration Centres in Tsavo East National Park, from where they will ultimately return to the wild. less
Attraction type: Nature & Wildlife Areas
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Karura Forest
Karura Forest
Attraction type: Forests
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African Fund for Endangered Wildlife (Kenya) Ltd. - Giraffe Centre
African Fund for Endangered Wildlife (Kenya) Ltd. - Giraffe Centre
Attraction type: Nature & Wildlife Areas
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Nairobi National Park
Nairobi National Park
Noble black rhinos are the highlight of this amazing park, Kenya’s first national park and a local treasure.
Attraction type: National Parks; Nature & Wildlife Areas
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African Heritage House
African Heritage House
Owner description: The African Heritage House overlooking the Nairobi National Park is described by the Architectural Digest as "an architecture arising from the sere Kenyan plain like an... more Owner description: The African Heritage House overlooking the Nairobi National Park is described by the Architectural Digest as "an architecture arising from the sere Kenyan plain like an outcropping of earth, a vision of usefulness informed by the African genius for decoration" .Inside one journeys through a spectrum of African textiles, masks, art, artifacts, crafts, books and photographs. Designed by American Alan Donovan, co-founder of the African Heritage, Africa's first Pan African Gallery, the house is a combination of the mud architecture from across Africa. Tours cost a minimum of K. Sh. 3000.00 (about $40) for up to 5 persons and thereafter K. Sh. 500 for each additional person. less
Attraction type: Architectural Buildings
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Talisman
Talisman
Ranked #1 of 365 Restaurants in Nairobi
Good for: Entertaining clients, Romantic, Special occasions, Doing business, Families with children
Dining options: Dessert, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Tamarind Restaurant
Tamarind Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 365 Restaurants in Nairobi
Price: $50 - $100
Cuisines: European, French, African, Asian, Thai
Good for: Entertaining clients, Romantic, Special occasions, Doing business
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Tin Roof Cafe
Tin Roof Cafe
Ranked #3 of 365 Restaurants in Nairobi
Cuisines: Coffee Shop, Bistro, Continental, Healthy
Dining options: Brunch, Coffee & Tea, Dessert, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations
Tamambo Karen Blixen
Tamambo Karen Blixen
Ranked #4 of 365 Restaurants in Nairobi
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Open House Restaurant
Open House Restaurant
Ranked #5 of 365 Restaurants in Nairobi
Price: $5 - $15
Cuisines: Indian
Good for: Entertaining clients, Local cuisine, Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Mdawida Homestay
Mdawida Homestay
$23 - $30
Ranked #3 of 179 Nairobi B&B and Inns
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Wildebeest Eco Camp
Wildebeest Eco Camp
$24 - $66
Ranked #7 of 179 Nairobi B&B and Inns
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Shalom House
Shalom House
$26 (EUR 24)
Ranked #18 of 179 Nairobi B&B and Inns

All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Kikuyu Lodge Hotel & Safaris
Kikuyu Lodge Hotel & Safaris
$87 - $90
Ranked #4 of 179 Nairobi B&B and Inns
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Amani Gardens Inn
Amani Gardens Inn
$90 - $90
Ranked #10 of 179 Nairobi B&B and Inns
Gigiri Homestead
Gigiri Homestead
$50 - $75
Ranked #11 of 179 Nairobi B&B and Inns

All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

House of Waine
4.5 of 5
House of Waine
$364 - $550
Ranked #1 of 125 Hotels in Nairobi
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Palacina Residence & Suites
5.0 of 5
Palacina Residence & Suites
$316 - $497
Ranked #2 of 125 Hotels in Nairobi
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Bidwood Suite Hotel
4.0 of 5
Bidwood Suite Hotel
$118 - $160
Ranked #3 of 125 Hotels in Nairobi
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