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Is it worth visiting Nairobi?!

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Is it worth visiting Nairobi?!

Is it worth visiting nairobi or one should just use it as a transport hub to mombasa and lamu and masaimara?!

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Nairobi and Mombasa
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1. Re: Is it worth visiting Nairobi?!

It's worth a night or two.

But not a week or two weeks.

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3. Re: Is it worth visiting Nairobi?!

Nairobi National Park is great!

Nairobi, Kenya
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4. Re: Is it worth visiting Nairobi?!

Always good to visit Nairobi. The suggestions made above are excellent. As most places are in and around Karen, look for accommodation around there. Saves you hours in traffic.

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I live in Nairobi and agree that as a tourist you shouldn't spend more than a day or a maximum of two days in Nairobi. The National Parks are far more exciting.

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6. Re: Is it worth visiting Nairobi?!

nairobi is a city with its own attractions and atmosphere,

its well populated and its a very busy city,

once in NBO you are within easy reach, by road, to attractions in Naivasha or Nakuru,

from NBO you can also cross border, by road, to tz.....

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7. Re: Is it worth visiting Nairobi?!

Nairobi is one of the greenest cities in Africa - with amazing public forest areas (Karura, Ngong Road, Ololuwa, the Aboretum, not to mention the Nairobi National Park). There are also some of the continent's best restaurants and nightlife, good shopping and arts spaces. It's a fantastic city, hugely underrated. Enjoy!

Richard Trillo

Nairobi, Kenya
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8. Re: Is it worth visiting Nairobi?!


Yes its worth it to visit Nairobi for some few days. You can visit the Nairobi National Park and stay at eco-friendly camps and enjoy the game drives seeing abundance of wild animals. Then you can also visit the Giraffe Manor and the Elephant orphanage. Lastly visit the Museums and the Masai Market whereby you can be able to buy wood carvings, masai statues and african clothing to take back home as souvenirs. You can also enjoy dinner at the Carnivore restaurant.

Come and Enjoy Nairobi.

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