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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
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
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Giraffe Centre
Giraffe Centre
Owner description: It is a place that seeks to secure our environment. Our main work is to carry out environment conserving initiatives. The care for giraffes that are endangered is one of the... more Owner description: It is a place that seeks to secure our environment. Our main work is to carry out environment conserving initiatives. The care for giraffes that are endangered is one of the conservation activities that we do. less
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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Karen Blixen Coffee Garden and Cottages
Karen Blixen Coffee Garden and Cottages
Attraction type: Historic Sites
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Tamarind Restaurant
Tamarind Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 692 Restaurants in Nairobi
Price: $50 - $100
Cuisines: European
Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Scenic view, Families with children
Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Credit Cards, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
The Talisman
The Talisman
Ranked #2 of 692 Restaurants in Nairobi
Cuisines: Seafood, Contemporary, Fusion, Italian, Sushi, European, Asian, British, Barbecue
Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts Credit Cards, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
The Lord Erroll
The Lord Erroll
Ranked #3 of 692 Restaurants in Nairobi
Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Scenic view, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Brunch, Lunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Tatu Restaurant
Tatu Restaurant
Ranked #4 of 692 Restaurants in Nairobi
Cuisines: Seafood, Contemporary, European
Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Credit Cards, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Fonda NBO
Fonda NBO
Ranked #5 of 692 Restaurants in Nairobi
Cuisines: Mexican, Latin, Central American, South American
Good for: Large groups, Kids, Business meetings, Bar scene, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Brunch, Lunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Dinner, Accepts Credit Cards, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Khweza Bed & Breakfast
2.0 of 5
Khweza Bed & Breakfast
$36 - $56
Ranked #5 of 330 Nairobi B&B and Inns
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Kahama Hotel Nairobi
3.0 of 5
Kahama Hotel Nairobi
$30 - $63
Ranked #7 of 330 Nairobi B&B and Inns
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Shalom House
Shalom House
$27 - $56 (€23 - €48)
Ranked #12 of 330 Nairobi B&B and Inns
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

The Heron Portico
4.0 of 5
The Heron Portico
$70 - $138
Ranked #6 of 185 Hotels in Nairobi
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Best Western Plus Meridian Hotel
3.5 of 5
Best Western Plus Meridian Hotel
$72 - $111
Ranked #19 of 185 Hotels in Nairobi
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The Zehneria Portico Nairobi
3.5 of 5
The Zehneria Portico Nairobi
$72 - $142
Ranked #26 of 185 Hotels in Nairobi
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Hemingways Nairobi
5.0 of 5
Hemingways Nairobi
$323 - $613
Ranked #2 of 185 Hotels in Nairobi
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House of Waine
4.5 of 5
House of Waine
$432 - $748
Ranked #3 of 185 Hotels in Nairobi
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Palacina Residence & Suites
5.0 of 5
Palacina Residence & Suites
$210 - $360
Ranked #4 of 185 Hotels in Nairobi
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