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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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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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Karura Forest
Karura Forest
Owner description: The Karura Forest Reserve is an urban upland forest on the outskirts of Nairobi, the capital of Kenya. This remarkable geographical location and natural resource is one of the... more Owner description: The Karura Forest Reserve is an urban upland forest on the outskirts of Nairobi, the capital of Kenya. This remarkable geographical location and natural resource is one of the largest gazetted forests in the world fully within a city limits. It covers an area of about 1,000 ha (2,500 ac) and today is a shining example of how country-based corporate social responsibility and individual philanthropy can serve to secure and protect a country's natural resources. The forest offers eco-friendly opportunities for Kenyans and visitors to enjoy a leafy green respite from the hustle and bustle of the city to walk, to jog, or simply to sit quietly and experience the serenity of nature in all its diversity. less
Attraction type: Jogging Paths & Tracks; Nature & Wildlife Areas; Hiking Trails; Forests; Biking Trails
Karen Blixen Museum
Karen Blixen Museum
This is the beautiful farmhouse where Karen Blixen, author of Out of Africa, lived between 1914 and 1931, until she left Kenya after a series of personal tragedies.
Attraction type: Specialty Museums
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All places to eat » Places to eat

The Talisman
The Talisman
Ranked #1 of 417 Restaurants in Nairobi
Cuisines: Seafood, Contemporary, Fusion, Gastropub, African, French, Japanese, American, Mediterranean, Asian
Good for: Bar scene, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Tamarind Restaurant
Tamarind Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 417 Restaurants in Nairobi
Price: $50 - $100
Cuisines: European, French, African, Asian, Thai
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, 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
Tamambo Karen Blixen
Tamambo Karen Blixen
Ranked #3 of 417 Restaurants in Nairobi
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Barbecue, Asian
Good for: Large groups, Scenic view, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Free Wifi, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Open House Restaurant
Open House Restaurant
Ranked #4 of 417 Restaurants in Nairobi
Price: $5 - $15
Cuisines: Indian
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Fogo Gaucho Churrascaria
Fogo Gaucho Churrascaria
Ranked #5 of 417 Restaurants in Nairobi
Price: $200 - $250
Cuisines: Brazilian, Barbecue, South American, Steakhouse
Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Mdawida Homestay
Mdawida Homestay
$27 - $44
Ranked #4 of 194 Nairobi B&B and Inns
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Wildebeest Eco Camp
Wildebeest Eco Camp
$13 - $24
Ranked #5 of 194 Nairobi B&B and Inns
Woodmere Serviced Apartments
Woodmere Serviced Apartments
$30 - $150
Ranked #6 of 194 Nairobi B&B and Inns

All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Amani Gardens Inn
Amani Gardens Inn
$90 - $90
Ranked #3 of 194 Nairobi B&B and Inns
Velvet House
Velvet House
$40 - $60
Ranked #7 of 194 Nairobi B&B and Inns
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Gigiri Homestead
Gigiri Homestead
$92 - $135
Ranked #8 of 194 Nairobi B&B and Inns
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

House of Waine
4.5 of 5
House of Waine
$383 - $580
Ranked #1 of 145 Hotels in Nairobi
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Hemingways Nairobi
5.0 of 5
Hemingways Nairobi
$411 - $673
Ranked #2 of 145 Hotels in Nairobi
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Palacina Residence & Suites
5.0 of 5
Palacina Residence & Suites
$233 - $348
Ranked #3 of 145 Hotels in Nairobi
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