Nairobi is often the starting city for many exciting Kenya safari holidays or Tanzania safaris. As a city, it rests on an inland plateau around 1,000 metres above sea level and is home to 85% of Kenya’s 30 million strong population. This is a place of contrasts where it’s not unusual to see a red-robed Masai tribesman pass a sharp-suited banker in the street. Nairobi is a good place if you need access to internet cafes, post offices and banks. Accommodation options are impressive and range from affordable boutique hotels in garden acrage hideaways to luxurious Giraffe Manor where you breakfast with wildlife.
There’s the giraffe centre, elephant orphanage and Nairobi National Park to explore for those wishing to spend time here.