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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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Nairobi National Park, Karen Blixen Museum and Giraffe Center
Nairobi National Park, Karen Blixen Museum and Giraffe Center
Attraction type: National Parks
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Karura Forest Reserve
Karura Forest Reserve
Attraction type: Forests
Giraffe Centre
Giraffe Centre
A short self-guided forest hike followed by an up-close encounter with tame giraffes make this a pleasant excursion to the south of central Nairobi.
Attraction type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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

All places to eat » Places to eat

Talisman
Talisman
Ranked #1 of 315 restaurants in Nairobi
Cuisines: Continental, Café, Asian fusion
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Tin Roof Cafe
Tin Roof Cafe
Ranked #2 of 315 restaurants in Nairobi
Cuisines: Continental, Healthy, Café, Bistro
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Tamambo Karen Blixen
Tamambo Karen Blixen
Ranked #3 of 315 restaurants in Nairobi
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Tamarind Restaurant
Tamarind Restaurant
Ranked #4 of 315 restaurants in Nairobi
Price: $50 - $100
Cuisines: African, Asian, French, Seafood
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Open House Restaurant
Open House Restaurant
Ranked #5 of 315 restaurants in Nairobi
Price: $5 - $15
Cuisines: Indian
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Gigiri Homestead
Gigiri Homestead
$50 - $75
Ranked #2 of 154 Nairobi B&B and Inns
Wildebeest Eco Camp
Wildebeest Eco Camp
$11 - $50
Ranked #9 of 154 Nairobi B&B and Inns
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Shalom House
Shalom House
$32 (EUR 24)
Ranked #16 of 154 Nairobi B&B and Inns

All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Ngong House
Ngong House
$56 - $70
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PrideInn Hotel Raphta Suites
3.0 of 5
PrideInn Hotel Raphta Suites
$85 - $135
Ranked #2 of 96 hotels in Nairobi
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Kikuyu Lodge Hotel & Safaris
Kikuyu Lodge Hotel & Safaris
$74 - $90
Ranked #6 of 154 Nairobi B&B and Inns
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Giraffe Manor
5.0 of 5 Giraffe Manor
$485 - $685
The Boma Nairobi
5.0 of 5
The Boma Nairobi
$213 - $300
Ranked #3 of 96 hotels in Nairobi
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Nairobi Serena Hotel
5.0 of 5
Nairobi Serena Hotel
$229 - $434
Ranked #4 of 96 hotels in Nairobi
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