Traveling to Kenya most often involves staying in or driving through the country’s capital city – Nairobi. It is a typical modern city of hustles and bustles that plays host to huge numbers of global visitors. The city is a mixed bag of interesting places to visit – cultural centers, museums, popular open air markets, classic shopping malls, animal orphanages, and most notably, the Nairobi National Park – the only capital city national park in the world.
– The Nairobi National Park, Nairobi Animal Orphanage and Nairobi Safari Walk.
– The Bomas of Kenya – for Kenyan/African traditional entertainment and homestead exhibition.
– The Giraffe Centre – a nature education centre where visitors can get as near as can be to giraffes and even feed them.
– The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust – an elephant and rhino orphanage that allows visitors the experience of a close meeting with the young animals.
– Karen Blixen Museum – the former home of Danish author Karen Blixen famous for her best seller book “Out of Africa” (describing her stay in colonial Kenya), and which later became an award winning film.
– The Nairobi National Museum – recently refurbished, the Nairobi National Museum is the place to learn about Kenya’s history, culture and art. Among the attractive features are over 900 stuffed birds and animals.
– Masai Market – a weekly market that sells Kenyan/African jewelry, textiles and clothing, art and craft artifacts like wood and soapstone carvings, traditional baskets, and many other keepsakes also available in curios and craft shops around the city and in various towns.
– The Kenya National Theatre – visitors to the now modernized Kenya National Theatre enjoy a variety of performances – music, dance, comedy, poetry, storytelling, drama/spoken drama, acrobatics, fashion, arts and cultural festivals, and literary works and publications.
– The Mamba Village – closely displays crocodiles, ostriches, peacocks and several other species of birds.
– Many city hotels and restaurants offer great African traditional meals and fine world class dining.