Am traveling to Nairobi next week with my two teenage children. I am organizing ativities and hotels from home without going through a tour operator in order to save on costs. I have now read and heard that Nairobi is extremely unsafe for tourists, and that taking local busses etc is absolutely not recommended. That one should definately not venture out with cameras or any type of valuables whatsoever. Is it really that dangerous?
I just returned from a trip to Rwanda where I traveled on my own with the locals. It was wonderful and I saved quite a bit of money.