Thursday, March 10, 2011

Nairobi City: The green city in the Sun


It just occurred to me that i have written about almost every city in the world but humbly forgot to tell you of the place that i was born and have been raised, Nairobi city. As you may not or not know, the word Nairobi was taken from the Maasai word Nyrobi meaning place of cool waters. The city is know to many as the Safari city and has a population of about 2.7 - 3 million. It came into existence in  May 1899 as an artificial settlement crated by the European East African railway builders. Although it is the youngest city in East Africa, Nairobi is the largest city of the region.
The Tribe hotel, one of the 5 star hotels in Nairobi
So thats all the boring story about Nairobi, here is some stuff that is interesting about the city. Believe it or not you could spend as high as US$ 600 on accommodation per night or as low as US$10 per night!This definitely translates that if you are looking for first class accommodation you can get it whereas if you are on a budget this is still the place or you.Nairobi is quite versatile when it comes to dinning and you can get all sorts of cuisine restaurants with a majority being African oriented.

Sarit Center shopping mall...
Nairobi has great shopping malls that have a wide range of items to buy and curio shops that  have great african items that make sure your memories of Nairobi are lived forever! The city also has a vibrant nightlife with many disco clubs and sports bars, with hotels having golf  and lawn tennis courses available! Having that Kenya is not a religious state, people have the freedom of worship, meaning there are a number churches,mosques and temples.
Night at Nairobi.....
Nairobi is among the few cities in the world that have a National park in the Capital, plus it is the only place you can feed Giraffes while having breakfast at a great house stay know as the Giraffe Manor.
 
Giraffe Manor, where the animals literally stick their heads in the windows.....


These are just but a few things about Nairobi, it is said to be the diamond in Africa and i tend to agree with them!!

1 comment:

  1. Looks like a great place to visit. Love Giraffe Manor!

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