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Most people take flights to Nairobi to see Kenya’s savannah, but city life here is just as intriguing.

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  • You can book up to nine passengers per booking, including adults, Overseas Filippino Workers (OFWs), teenagers, children and infants.
  • Each adult & OFW passenger can bring one infant.
  • All OFWs must submit the required documents to avail the tax exemption.
  • Children travelling alone, or in a different cabin class to their parents, are considered Unaccompanied Minors and pay the full adult fare. Please get in touch with us to book this service.
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Flights to Nairobi

The very mention of Kenya conjures images of the savannah, safari and pristine beaches. This is perhaps why the country’s capital can be overlooked by travellers, whose flights to Nairobi are often only the first part of a connecting trip to elsewhere in the country.

Of course, as a starting point, it’s ideal, with the Rift Valley, game parks and other nationally protected lands all within a couple of hours’ drive. Slightly further afield is Mount Kilimanjaro, which, while not officially in Kenya, remains a popular trip taken by those on holiday in Nairobi.

But what makes Nairobi an ideal destination is the contrast between urbanism and natural wonder. While animal sanctuaries and parkland are but a short cab journey away, the centre boasts shining skyscrapers worthy of any thriving metropolis.

Nairobi is putting its troubles behind it, and turning heads with its ambition, dynamism and growth. It’s an increasingly important East African business hub and the region’s leaders in technology – IBM, Google, Microsoft, Cisco, and Intel – all have their African headquarters here. (The area, located on the outskirts of the city, is being dubbed the Silicon Savannah.)

This injection of big business has helped elevate other aspects of the city, including dining, nightlife and activities.

What to do in Nairobi

Visit the Karen Blixen Museum

The farm that belonged to Danish author Karen Blixen, who is best known for her memoir Out Of Africa, has been turned into a museum. Much of the Oscar-winning film adaptation was shot here, making the grounds and rooms inside instantly recognisable.

Karen Road
Langata
00100
+254 736 919 321
museums.or.ke/content/blogcategory/13/19/

Take a mini-safari in Nairobi National Park

Travel just seven kilometres from Nairobi’s busy city centre, and you’ll find yourself in 117 square kilometres of national park. And while it is relatively small by Kenyan standards, the Nairobi National Park is home to black rhinos, lions, leopards, cheetahs, wildebeests, and many other incredible creatures. The Nairobi Safari Walk – an elevated platform through an area of the park – is stunning.

Nairobi National Park
Langata Road
+254 20 242 3423
kws.org

Relax at Muthaiga Country Club

This country club is an oasis of calm on the outskirts of the city. The MCC was founded in 1913, and used to be a favourite hangout for British aristocrats. Now, however, it welcomes travellers who simply want to stop by for a bite to eat and a taste of colonial charm.

Muthaiga Road
Muthaiga
+254 20 232 6651
mcc.co.ke

Where to eat in Nairobi

Purdy Arms (British)

The lounge at the Purdy Arms – complete with an outdoor terrace – is a favourite after-work hangout for expats and affluent locals. It’s also one of the top places to kick back and watch the sun go down. The restaurant, meanwhile, serves a handful of international dishes, but the real draw is the English gastropub grub.

61 Marula Lane
Off Langata Road
Karen
+254 712 007 001
purdyarms.com

Carnivore, Nairobi (Steak)

This haven for meat eaters serves everything from beef to zebra, and ostrich to crocodile. It’s an African experience from the outset, with a live band drumming you in, and the meat roasting on open spits.

Langata Road
Near Wilson Airport
+254 20 600 5933
tamarind.co.ke/carnivore

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