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Five Things That Will Attract You in Nairobi

Author Albert is a Kenyan from Tharaka Nithi County currently(2022) a University student.

Nairobi City view from National Park

Nairobi City view from National Park

Where is Nairobi located

Nairobi is the capital city of Kenya. Kenya is located in Eastern part of Africa and is one of the tourist hub in the region. Upon your visit in Nairobi, there are things that will really attract you much.

These are;

1. The Bomas of Kenya

2. The Nairobi National Park

3. The National museums

4. The Kenyatta International Convention Centre

5. The Karura forest

1. The Bomas of Kenya

It was opened in 1991 and receives visitors from every place of the world. It is located in South of Nairobi which has quite interesting environment and serene setting.

The inside of bomas of Kenya

The inside of bomas of Kenya

Bomas of Kenya hosts finance professionals, construction experts, all African games, international live music concerts and weddings parties

Cultural festival in bomas of Kenya

Cultural festival in bomas of Kenya

After you have enjoyed to the fullest, you can still visit Utamaduni restaurant in Bomas of Kenya. Here you will enjoy sumptuous traditional meals like maize porridge, the Gikuyu mukimo, the Abagusii matoke, the Abaluhya ingokho/ chicken and green vegetables and many more.

Bomas of Kenya has almost every kind of traditional houses.


The traditional hut houses at Bomas

The traditional hut houses at Bomas

2. The Nairobi National Park

This is one of the National parks in Kenya. It is located at a distance of short drive out of Nairobi Central Business District (CBD). The park is covered with wide range of open grass plains and scattered acacia bush.

Giraffe in Nairobi National Park with acacia trees

Giraffe in Nairobi National Park with acacia trees

Nairobi national park has a wide variety of wildlife including endangered black rhinos, lions, leopards, cheetahs, buffaloes, giraffes and over 400 bird species.

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Nairobi is the only city in the world with a national park close to a city. It has the four among Big five animals including lion,buffaloes, leopards and rhinos.

Lions in Nairobi National park

Lions in Nairobi National park

Among other things to attract you in this park are; ivory burning site monument, walking trails at hippo pools, Nairobi safari walk & the orphanage.

3. National Museums

Here I will discuss only two museums which are; Nairobi national museum and Karen blixen museum.

1. Nairobi National Museum

This museum was built in 1929 and is among the wonderful museums in Kenya. It encompasses everything from history, anthropology, animal kingdom, Kenyan tradition and more others.

The photo showing some of items in museum

The photo showing some of items in museum

The museum aims to interpret Kenyan's rich heritage and offers both for education and leisure. Upon your visit, you will be treated well and enjoy the serene environment.

2. Karen blixen museum

This was built in 1912by Swedish Engineer. By 1985, Karen Blixen was accassioned by the film production of out of Africa to become part of National Museums of Kenya.

photo showing part of Karen Blixen museum

photo showing part of Karen Blixen museum

It has serene environment surrounded by a tranquil garden and indigenous forest, with a splendid view of ngong hills.

4. The Kenyatta International Convention Centre

This is the building which is one of the tallest in Nairobi. It is located in the city square of Nairobi City which is even occupied by most government offices.

Photo showing the KICC building at night

Photo showing the KICC building at night

It is the icon and landmark for Kenya and leading facility in the meeting industry in East Africa. Many International meetings have been held there. These include; World Bank Conference in 1973, International-parliamentary Union Summit in 2008 and many more UN based meetings.

Photo showing inside the KICC building

Photo showing inside the KICC building

5. The Karura forest

This is another site you can find attractive if you explore. You can explore for general study, bird and animal watching, plant and vegetation tours, history and cultures.

Photo showing part of Karura forest

Photo showing part of Karura forest

It is great place to visit for a nature walk which is calm and has serene environment.

Generally, all those places in Nairobi will attract you when you visit. They are quite cool and you can enjoy.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2022 Author Albert

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