Nairobi is one of Africa’s most prominent cities, and is home to several museums, sites and monuments of interest, as well as the nearby Nairobi National Park and a host of other wildlife attractions.
Kenya’s bustling capital needn’t just be a place where you start or end your safari. Visit the Giraffe Centre for a close-up view of the rare Rothschild’s giraffe, or elephant enthusiasts may wish to visit the Daphne Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage - a rescue and rehabilitation project, to learn about the ongoing conservation work in East Africa.
In the city itself, the Nairobi National Museum is worth a visit for those fascinated by Kenya’s rich heritage, as well as its natural and cultural history, and houses the full remains of the extinct homo erectus. Other sites and museums of interest include the Nairobi Gallery, Nairobi Railway Museum, Karen Blixen Museum, Uhuru Gardens – the largest memorial park in Kenya,
For those spending a couple of days in Nairobi, there is the opportunity to visit Nairobi National Park which is renowned for being the only game reserve of this nature to border a capital or major city. The park is home to a diversity of wildlife including lion, giraffe and black rhino, as well as over 400 species of birds.
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