Nairobi JKIA (NBO) , Nairobi Wilson (WIL)
Highlights to explore
Nairobi is in many ways both a charming and peculiar city, all wrapped in one. In addition to its urban core, the city has Nairobi National Park, a large game reserve known for breeding endangered black rhinos and home to giraffes, zebras and lions. Next to it, the famous and well-regarded elephant orphanage operated by the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. Nairobi is also often used as a jumping-off point for safari trips elsewhere in Kenya.
1. For fresh food and great prices in Nairobi visit the open-air markets around the city. The market is Kenya’s largest flea market situated a short matatu ride from the city centre. It offers affordable second-hand clothing, furniture, accessories, books, hardware, fresh produce and processed materials.
2. A matatu (public minibuses/commuter buses) is typically used for traveling between downtown Nairobi and the suburbs. They are the most common form of public transport and provide a cheap way of getting around Nairobi.
3. Nairobi has a vibrant and growing social scene catering for a wide variety of clientele.The city has seen a rise in the number of new entertainment spots popping up in different parts of the city as a growing middle class feeds the demand for entertainment. The most popular are open all week but are most active on Friday’s and Saturday’s when Nairobians seek to get a break from the busy week.