Nairobi is Kenya’s cosmopolitan capital city and will almost certainly be your entry and exit point into and out of the country. Visitors usually head off on safari as soon as possible after arriving but for those who do spend some time here there are a number of places of interest. The National Museum of Kenya has numerous excellent exhibits covering the country’s natural history, art and diverse tribal cultures while the Karen Blixen Museum is the former home of Isak Dinesen, better known as Karen Blixen, who wrote the classic story of love in colonial Kenya, Out of Africa.
Bordering the city, Nairobi National Park is a wildlife haven with an urban backdrop, home to a wide variety of animal life including lions, cheetahs, rhinos and hippos. Just inside the park you will find the Daphne Sheldrick’s Elephant Orphanage which is open every morning for visitors to see the baby elephants that have been orphaned and are cared for by the dedicated team of handlers before their relocation to Tsavo East National Park. Another popular attraction is the African Fund for Endangered Wildlife’s Giraffe Centre, an educational centre for the Rothschild’s giraffe where visitors can feed this rare species. Next door is one of the most sought after hotels in the whole of Africa, the unique Giraffe Manor, where you may find yourself sharing breakfast with the giraffes that wander the hotel’s wooded grounds.
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