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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 361 Restaurants in Nairobi
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Tamarind Restaurant
Tamarind Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 361 Restaurants in Nairobi
Price: $50 - $100
Cuisines: French, African, Seafood, Asian
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Tamambo Karen Blixen
Tamambo Karen Blixen
Ranked #3 of 361 Restaurants in Nairobi
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Tin Roof Cafe
Tin Roof Cafe
Ranked #4 of 361 Restaurants in Nairobi
Cuisines: Café, Bistro, Continental, Healthy
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Dessert
Open House Restaurant
Open House Restaurant
Ranked #5 of 361 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

Mdawida Homestay
Mdawida Homestay
$27 - $30
Ranked #5 of 177 Nairobi B&B and Inns
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Wildebeest Eco Camp
Wildebeest Eco Camp
$13 - $53
Ranked #10 of 177 Nairobi B&B and Inns
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Shalom House
Shalom House
$26 (EUR 24)
Ranked #16 of 177 Nairobi B&B and Inns

All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Gigiri Homestead
Gigiri Homestead
$50 - $75
Ranked #3 of 177 Nairobi B&B and Inns
Kikuyu Lodge Hotel & Safaris
Kikuyu Lodge Hotel & Safaris
$87 - $90
Ranked #4 of 177 Nairobi B&B and Inns
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Progressive Park Hotel
Progressive Park Hotel
$81 - $86
Ranked #18 of 122 Hotels in Nairobi
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

House of Waine
4.5 of 5
House of Waine
$364 - $550
Ranked #1 of 122 Hotels in Nairobi
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Palacina Residence & Suites
5.0 of 5
Palacina Residence & Suites
$319 - $496
Ranked #2 of 122 Hotels in Nairobi
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Sarova Stanley
5.0 of 5
Sarova Stanley
$178 - $262
Ranked #3 of 122 Hotels in Nairobi
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