Must-See Places in Nairobi
Nairobi, the capital city of Kenya, still has a blend of adventure and romance of its colonial era. The city boasts of some excellent museums, where its tribal culture and rich history comes into existence. Although Nairobi is a bustling metropolis, wildlife is a top attraction for tourists. It is one of the few capital cities in the planet to have a wildlife park within its territory. Adventure seekers will love to take a trip to Nairobi for its innumerable attractions.
The Nairobi National Park, a paradise for wildlife, is only a few minutes’ drive from the city centre. Visit this amazing wildlife sanctuary to spot giraffes, zebras, warthogs, buffaloes, rhinos, cheetahs, gazelles, lions, ostriches, and hundreds of bird species. Take part in the Nairobi Safari Walk to see the wild animals while traveling on foot. See the Rothschild’s giraffes by visiting the Giraffe Centre, a non-profit centre near the National Park with a mission to provide education on conservation.
Stop by one of the top attractions in Nairobi, the Karen Blixen Museum, which is the former house of the renowned Danish author Karen Blixen. You can take a tour of the preserved farmhouse, the agricultural college, the coffee-drying plant, and the kitchen. If you want to spend few hours in an educational way, visit the Nairobi National Museum with highlights like stuffed mammals and birds, preserved fossils of animals and prehistoric bones, exhibits of local sculpture and painting, as well as ethnic displays from tribal groups.
You can learn a lot about the local tribes of Kenya by taking a trip to Bomas of Kenya, a living museum that provides information on the culture, lifestyle, art, crafts, and music of each tribe. You may also experience the tribal songs and traditional dances performed by a team in the museum’s theater. Then head for the Nairobi Railway Museum, to get a glimpse of the historical railroad as well as its impact on Kenya’s development.
If these educational trips are too much for you, then follow the walking trails that traverse through the Ngong Hills to experience the breathtaking views of the Great Rift Valley. You may also get a glimpse of the baboons, gazelles, buffaloes, giraffes, and the bushbuck grazing at the roadside.