Welcome to Nairobi, Kenyas capital, once known as a green city under the sun. Its perfect geographical location has made it a world cosmopolitan with great opportunities and international interactions. Interestingly, with all the different possibilities that Nairobi has to offer, its unfortunate to note that many were extremely undiscovered.
For many, Nairobi is either somewhere to arrive and quickly transfer to another destination or to a place for a short - often reluctant - overnight stay before going home or going to game parks. In fact, most visitors arriving at Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta International Airport then transfer directly to nearby Wilson Airport for their short flight to the bush, or pick up their safaris to the landing to their lodge or camp. And they do exactly the same in reverse.
Landing at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi Kenya is an experience that met with unique excitement and anxiety. Even for those whose form of travel has nothing to do with wildlife fighting, there are always inevitable wildlife gatherings right from the first turn to the city.
Located south of Nairobi, the airport in the old years was a free country where wildlife was freed freely. It is undoubtedly the reason that it is up to date, there are temporary wildlife around these areas. Not enough, a few miles from the airport is the worlds only citys national park offering incredible wildlife experiences within less than half an hours drive from the city center.
Not only does Nairobi have great hidden treasures, there are also major attractions within reasonable distances that can be investigated within a day or two for a reluctant holidaymaker. I have already told of the worlds only wildlife capital - Nairobi National Park. About 117 square kilometers, it is also East Africas oldest game park. It is its influence that makes it common to see giraffes or herds of antelope as you enter the city.
The park hosts a number of innovative conservation efforts: Nairobi Safari Walk is Kenyas new conservation-based recreation facility. The combination of skilled and creative landscape design, unique animal species and detailed interpretation make the plant superior in tourism and conservation. With a combination of three simulated forests, wetlands and Savannaher, local visitors have the opportunity to learn about their valuable resources and how they can contribute to conservation.
Next door is Nairobi Animal Home, the oldest animal shelter in Kenya. Set at the entrance to Nairobi National Park with lush vegetation that contrasts with the red dust and clay of soil, this training facility is often home to more than 20 different animals and bird species. It is a sanctuary and rehabilitation center for wildlife found to be abandoned or injured throughout Kenya.
The David Shedrick Wildlife Trust is located in the southern part of Nairobi National Park. It is a small flexible and environmental significance of charity that helps to save the lives of orphans and rhinoceros who are eventually released back in nature. You have the opportunity to see the orphans and save the elephants and rhinos daily from 1100 to 1200 and participate in the feeding program.
Also along this area is where you will find privately owned Mamba town - an amazing experience with encryptions of all kinds like snakes, surveillance lizards and big African crocodiles. A few meters are Bomas of Kenya where every evening from 1500 hours you have the opportunity to experience different cultural achievements and amazing acrobatic performances. You can also tour the cultural villages to feel the true flavor of African culture.
Further down is the giraffe center. Managed by the African Fund for Endangered Wildlife, the centers effort is to preserve the endangered rothschild giraffe. Take part in feeding the exciting and beautiful giraffes, learn more about them, take a nature walk in the nearby nature trail and stretch your arm by donating to this noble conservation.
For shopaholics there can be no finer experience than a visit to the towns market. This not only includes an excellent assortment of small stores and stores, but is also the place to see on weekends. Visitors can enjoy big cup of Kenya coffee and a light meal at the plaza. The village market is probably the best place to buy locally crafted crafts and curiosity and is the site of the weekly Maasai market on Tuesday at Globe Cinema along Kijabe Street, Saturdays at High Court Park and on Sunday at Yaya Center. The market is also held elsewhere in Nairobi on other days of the week.