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Nairobi

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Nairobi Tourism

The biggest city and also the capital of Kenya, Nairobi is best known for its charm and architecture that has been well preserved since the bright colonial times. The rich history and the tribal culture of the capital city is well depicted by the astounding landmarks, attracting vacationers from all across the globe.

The city of Nairobi, which has shown great development in the last few decades gives you a wholesome experience from the lavish extravagance of the tented camps to the local hustle and bustle of the native tribes. The city that was once neglected by the vacationers is a tourist hub in today's date. The city is a wonderful amalgamation of cosmopolitan streets and the dynamic culture of the city and its people. Home to the amazing landmarks, delightful eateries and an enthusiastic nightlife, the city is a must-visit if you are in Kenya. The perfect blend of people and attractions has the most thrilling national park, beautiful museums and great shopping centres and markets, giving a gazillion reasons to come back again. Explore one of the most fascinating urban regions of Africa that you will fall in love with!

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Currency in Nairobi

There are many money exchange services throughout the city. People often get it exchanged at the airport itself. However, one can easily find a lot of forex bureau in any shopping mall centre.

Exchanging Money in Nairobi

Budget travel-$150; comfortable travel-200; luxury travel-$350

Religion of Nairobi

Christianity is dominant here. Islam comes next, followed by Bahaêi, Hinduism and Buddhism.

Nairobi Customs

–Jambo?” (How are you?) is always said before a handshake. Women above 21 are addressed as •Mamaê and men above 35, as •Mzeeê. In terms of tipping, 10 percent of your total bill is left for the staff. Tipping porters for carrying your bags is also a given. Conservative styles of dressing must be adopted by females visiting here. Trousers and t-shirts or shirts can be worn by men.

Language of Nairobi

Bantu Swahili and English are largely spoken here. Sheng is the slang that is used by locals in Nairobi.

History of Nairobi

Ages and ages ago, the current Nairobi was a swamp with no one living in or around it. Later, Uganda Railway's supply depot chain was set up here by the British. This helped the city develop, as it linked Mombasa to Uganda.

Nightlife in Nairobi

Nightclubs, bars and pubs are common here in Nairobi. The have quite a great nightlife, with great music and dance floors. SkyLux Lounge, Pavement for the young crowd, Black Diamond, a local haunt, Gipsy Bar and Havana are some popular ones to choose from.

Shopping in Nairobi

The Crossroads Mall, Yaya Centre and Galleria Mall are where you will find all your favourite brands. If youêd like to get your hands on African handicrafts, visit Utamudini for souvenirs and other beautiful works of art. The popular Maasai Market takes place every Tuesday where you can find vegetables, jewellery, pretty baskets and other similar products, for great prices if you can bargain well.

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What is the best time to visit Nairobi?

It is advisable to Nairobi during peak winters or dry summers to be able to enjoy every bit of Nairobi to the fullest. However, it is highly recommended to avoid the wet rainy seasons, that is March to May and October to December. The heavy rainfall during these months tend to block the roads for days and also adversely affects the access to national parks and valleys.
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What is the local food in Nairobi?

Kenya is equally rice in its cuisine. The staple diet here comprises of ugali (made from ground cornmeal), sukuma wiki (collard greens), and beans. Chapati, from the Indian influence is also popular among the locals and the tourists alike. Being chai or coffee fanatics every Kenyan enjoys the lip smacking taste of Nyama Choma (roasted meat) at the street joints.
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How much does a package cost for Nairobi?

The packages for Nairobi start at INR 24900 which can be further customized based on number of people, days, hotel category, vehicle type and customizations. You can have a look at all packages here

What are the top hotels in Nairobi?

There are 1063 in Nairobi which can be booked through Holidify. The most popular hotels in Nairobi are Diani Springs Apartments Nairobi, Yunises Place, Brookside Westlands, Furnished 2 Bedroom Apartment, Garden view apartment, Rose Apartment. You can see all the hotels in Nairobi here

What are the things to do in Nairobi?

The top things to do in Nairobi are National Park, Karen Blixen Museum, David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, National Museum, Giraffe Centre, Railway Museum. You can see all the places to visit in Nairobi here

What are the places near Nairobi?

The top places near to Nairobi are Masai mara which is 206 km from Nairobi, London which is located 6822 km from Nairobi, Dubai which is located 3554 km from Nairobi, Amsterdam which is located 6672 km from Nairobi, New york city which is located 11846 km from Nairobi

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