Everything you Need to Know About Nairobi
Nairobi is the capital of Kenya and it is also the biggest city in the entire country. There are three million plus people in Nairobi. Nairobi is not only a large city but it is also considered as the fastest growing city in the country.
The word Nairobi was taken from a water hole the Enkare Nyirobi, which means “cool water.” Before, Nairobi was a swamp area and it was discovered in the year 1899 and it was first used as a railway camp by the Uganda Railway. This was called Mombasa when it first became the capital of Kenya and then it also became the capital of the British East Africa Protectorate in the year 1905. In the early 1900s the city was burnt down and needed to be rebuilt since plagues spread in the entire city. Because it has a railroad system the city quickly grew and become the largest city.
The administration and tourism are the other reasons why the Nairobi became the largest city. The British colonized Kenya and this is why they created big hotels for british hunters. Most countries will need to have a visa upon arrival in their country. The city of Nairobi offers a lot of activities. You will find cliffs, forests and plains in the city of Nairobi. There are so many safari, restuarants, culture, entertainment, shopping and ecotourism tours in the city of Nairobi.
Below are the places you can see and go to in Nairobi:
1. The Nairobi National Park
You can find the Nairobi National Park outside of Nairobi. The Nairobi national park is the home of different animals like the bufallo, zebra, giraffe, wildebeest, rhino, more than 400 species of birds, lion, hippo and cheetah. The park has the Nairobi animal orpahnage and the Nairobi Safari walk. The Nairobi Safari walk helps in educating people about the wildlife and habitat conservation.
2. Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage
The Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage is near the Nairobi National Park. In this orphanage you will see a lot of orphaned elephant calves and rhinos. There show is only once a day. You can directly interact with baby elephants.
3. The Giraffe Centre
The Giraffe Centre is located outside of the city of Nairobi.. They breed endangered Rothschild Giraffe They also educational programs for children. You can even feed the giraffes.
You can choose a travel agency that offer tour packages in Nairobi. One example of a reliable company is the Safarilinks Africa. The company offers quality and exclusive travel packages. This company offers packages where you can explore the entire Nairobi.
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