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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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  • 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

Meet the monkeys at Nairobi Arboretum

This century-old 30-hectare protected area boasts more than 350 species of trees and over 100 species of resident and migrant birds, as well as small mammals such as the cheeky vervet and sykes monkey. Its seclusion makes it a wonderful place to relax.

Kileleshwa Estate
Aboretum Drive
Off State House Road
Kilimani
+254 20 353 7568

Explore Rift Valley

If you want a real taste of the savannah, join a tour to the Rift Valley, which lies on the edge of Nairobi. The valley is at its deepest towards the city, resulting in dramatic scenery and great views, especially near Lake Naivasha and the surrounding national park.

Great Rift Valley Lodge
Off Nakuru – Nairobi Rod
Eburru
Nakuru
+ 254 20 210 3445

Take a mini-safari in Nairobi National Park

Travel just a bit south of 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 20 600 0800

Where to eat in Nairobi

Thai Chi (Asian)

Set in the Sarova Stanley – one of the city’s finest hotels – Thai Chi serves colourful, fragrant, and very tasty Thai and Asian fusion food. When the weather’s good, try and grab a table by the pool for a memorable dining experience.

Sarova Stanley
Kimathi Street
Nairobi Central
+254 20 276 7000

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 grub.

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

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

Places to stay in Nairobi

Tribe

Beyond the Gigiri Forest, Tribe is a boutique hotel where the focus on design has made it stand out from the crowd in Nairobi. With traditional tribal art throughout, you’ll find something to admire around every corner before you even get to your room.

The Village Market 9/418
Limuru Road
Gigiri
+254 20 720 0000

Sankara Nairobi

This five-star hotel, located in Westlands, features stylishly appointed rooms, an acclaimed spa and a fantastic infinity pool on the rooftop. There’s a strong commitment to regional art with many of the rooms and communal areas decked out with sculptures. There are four restaurants to choose from.

Woodvale Grove
Westlands
+254 20 420 8000

Giraffe Manor

Set in a former hunting lodge, this hotel epitomises high-end luxury. As the name suggests, giraffes roam the grounds and make a habit of joining guests for breakfast by peering through the dining room window in search of a snack. The hotel is connected to the giraffe sanctuary.

Duma Road
Langata
+254 731 914 732

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