Downtown Nairobi, KenyaNAIROBI - This modern, cosmopolitan capital city of Kenya that caters for all pockets and tastes, also ideal for business conferences and holidays alike. Its colorful, bustling streets are great places to explore, particularly for souvenirs. There are hundreds of African art & curio shops and great fun is to be had haggling at the open air kiosks or at the city market.

However, there is plenty else to do. A must on the list of priorities is a visit to Nairobi National Park, only a lion’s roar away from the city centre. Here you will find lion, cheetah, rhino, buffalo and a rich variety of plains game and birds in their natural habitat with the city’s skyline towers on the horizon.Also ranking high on the list of attractions is Bomas of Kenya, where you can enjoy a large repertoire of ethnic dances, and learn about Kenya’s people.

Only a few miles further on is the African Foundation for Endangered Wildlife’s Nature Education Centre set in indigenous forest, and shelter for some of the famous Rothschild Giraffe. The Karen Blixen Museum with its superb gardens and views of the Ngong Hills is nearby – home of this famous writer and venue of some ‘Out of Africa’ film scenes.

With its well presented galleries, the National Museum is an enthralling place to visit too, and it has excellent African Flora, Fauna and Paleontology Halls. The complex holds a snake Park, aquarium and nature trail.

The awesome panorama of the Great Rift Valley can be viewed and photographed from the overlooking escarpment. It is well worth an unforgettable afternoon’s visit – or it can be enjoyed en route to the famous and very beautiful Rift Valley Lakes.

There is so much to do and see in Nairobi, that it has become far more than a safari base. It is a first class holiday and conference venue in its own right.

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