Skyward Express operates daily flights to Nairobi.
Nairobi comes from the Maasai phrase Enkare Nyrobi‚ which translates to "cool waters." It is known as the ‘Green City in the Sun’. Nairobi was founded in 1899 and was first a railway camp for the Uganda Railway. The city became Kenya’s capital‚ which was initially Mombasa‚ and it also became the capital of the British East Africa Protectorate in 1905. Nairobi still boasts as being the safari capital of the Africa as it is home to Nairobi National Park (the only game reserve to border a capital city)‚ David Sheldrick Elephant Sanctuary‚ the Giraffe Centre‚ Nairobi National Museum‚ Nairobi Railway Museum and Karen Blixen Museum.
There are over 100 major international companies based in Nairobi and it is home to the United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) and the United Nations headquarters for Africa & Middle East and is one of the most important cities in Africa‚ both politically and economically. With a population of over 4.5 million‚ Nairobi is the second-largest city by population in the African Great Lakes region after Dar es Salaam‚ Tanzania. Skyward Express offers daily flights from Nairobi’s Wilson Airport to Mombasa‚ Lamu‚ Eldoret‚ Lodwar‚ Diani/Ukunda‚ Malindi‚ Garissa and Mandera. Enjoy cheap daily flights from Wilson Airport to Mombasa‚ Lamu‚ Eldoret‚ Lodwar‚ Diani/Ukunda‚ Malindi‚ Garissa and Mandera
Nairobi National Park‚ Kenya's first national park located on Langata Road‚ lies only seven kilometers from the skyscrapers of Nairobi's city center. A haven for wildlife‚ the park is also a rhino sanctuary‚ which protects more than 50 of these critically endangered animals. While at the park‚ you can spot lions‚ gazelles‚ buffaloes‚ warthogs‚ cheetahs‚ zebras‚ giraffes‚ and ostriches‚ and more than 400 species of birds have been recorded in the wetlands. A popular attraction inside the Nairobi National Park‚ the Nairobi Safari Walk offers animal lovers the chance to spot wildlife on foot‚ and walking trails weave around the area known as Hippo Pools. Nairobi National Park is also a famous ivory burning site. In 1989‚ 12 tons of elephant tusks and rhino horns were ignited here by President Moi‚ boosting the country's conservation image on the world stage. Today‚ a monument marks this historic s
This orphan-elephant rescue and rehabilitation program‚ situated at the main gates of Nairobi National Park is a must-see for animal lovers. The project was founded in 1977 in memory of Daphne Sheldrick late husband David‚ a former warden at Tsavo East National Park. Young abandoned elephants and rhinos are cared for and released back into the wild. You can watch these lovable creatures up close as they frolic in the mud and drink from giant baby bottles. Best of all‚ the entrance fee helps support the project's conservation efforts.
On the edge of Nairobi National Park‚ lies the Giraffe Centre. At the centre‚ visitors can come face to face with endangered Rothschild's giraffes. The visitor center displays information about these graceful creatures‚ and a raised platform allows you to feed them at eye level with specially prepared pellets. This is one of the most unusual things to do around Nairobi‚ especially with children - photo ops with wet‚ gray giraffe tongues slurping little faces are priceless. After communing with these long-lashed beauties‚ you can enjoy a 1.5-kilometer self-guided forest walk in the adjacent nature reserve. This non-profit center lies on the grounds of the plush guesthouse named giraffe manor‚ and its main mission is to provide conservation education for children.
Maasai markets‚ like most others in Africa‚ are extremely lively spaces and chances are that you’ll love it the open-air marketplace featuring vendors selling colorful handmade jewelry‚ textiles & beaded bowls. From the market‚ one can buy Maasai leather and beaded sandals in abundance‚ good choice of jewelry‚ ranging from brass to beads‚ Maasai blanket or shukas‚ woven carryall bags in both natural or colorful‚ striped varieties and are perfect to carry your day-to-day items. You can find some interesting artwork and batiks within most markets and a decent range of wooden carvings‚ bowls‚ baskets and so on‚ to add a little Kenyan flair to your home.
One of the things you’ll notice quite quickly when eating in Nairobi are the mix cultures that contribute to creating the unique food culture of Kenya. One of the great things about eating in Nairobi is that it’s such an international city. You’ll find gourmet restaurants serving nearly everything from Italian pasta to Japanese sushi.