Nairobi Safaris Tourist Information
Nairobi safaris are one way to recognize what this city is comprised of. Don’t be bored while in Nairobi-the capital of Kenya. Wonders will steal your breath away. Many travellers have quickly vilified Kenya‘s capital based on false propaganda written and spoken about it. It is so unfortunate that it has been even awarded a nickname: ‘Nai-robbery.’ Little did they know that there is something unique and embedded in it and which is a stress reliever.
You can only get the feel of Nairobi city when you dismiss the stereotype. Get ready to uncover the rich colonial history, a fine dining scene and notable wildlife conservation projects.
History of Nairobi
Unlike the ancient port of Mombasa that still has what it had decades ago, Nairobi owing to the existence of the East Africa Railway has gone through a transformation to modernization.
Nairobi was originally established as a depot en route to Kampala in modern-day Uganda. Nairobi benefited from ample water supplies and a high elevation, which prevented malaria from taking hold.
In 1907, Nairobi became the capital of British East Africa, and subsequently attracted waves of white settlers. After independence, Nairobi underwent massive urbanization, resulting in the infamous slums depicted in.
Today the city is seeking to reinvent itself as the economic hub of not only Kenya but also the East Africa Community. You can’t afford to miss reaching to explore the rich attractions of Nairobi city, the most urbanized city in East Africa. Book your safari with Jewel Safaris today.
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High tea and Crystal stemware
Although the British have long since come and gone, many of their social institutions continue to thrive. A century-old meeting spot cantered on an acacia tree.
Before the rise of e-mail and text messaging, travellers in Kenya would stop by to pin messages on the branches. Today you can admire this bit of nostalgia while sipping a classic cup of Earl Grey with fresh cream.
For a proper cocktail tasting point, contact and book your Nairobi safaris with Jewel Safaris.
From Oysters to Crocodile (Foodie addicts)
Nairobi gives you that great opportunity to taste yummy seafood of different colours. Though Nairobi isn’t well known to many as a foodie paradise, come with a full appetite and explore the different options.
Nairobi safaris will take you to good eating hide-outs which include: the historic National Bank Building in the Central Business Centre, Tamarind Nairobi serves up seafood flown in daily from the coast.
Start off with raw oysters on a half-shell, then move on to tikka masala prawns and lobster sautéed in coconut milk. Dessert is no less exotic, especially if you opt for the tree tomato compote with white chocolate mousse.
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Many travellers have tasted and testified. This could be your chance as well to come and taste Nairobi’s offerings.
Nyama Choma is being prepared at The Carnivore. If the fruits of the sea aren’t floating in your boat, worry not because there are dozens of eats hiding out in this foodie’s paradise that will blossom your stay in East Africa.
You can check-in at Nairobi‘s legendary all-you-can-eat meat buffet restaurant- “The carnivore” inspired by the Kenyan national dish of Nyama Choma (roasted/grilled meat).
The Carnivore specializes in never-ending skewers of beef, pork, lamb and chicken. Thankfully, the days of dining on rare game meats have passed but you can enjoy the guilt-free indulgence of farm-raised ostrich steaks and crocodile fillets. Do you want to visit them for a yummy taste of what they do best? Contact Jewel Safaris and confirm your presence on our next Nairobi safaris.
Nairobi tourist attractions
In the leafy suburb of Langata exists the Langata Giraffe Centre. This giraffes centre has raised and been the breeding ground for the endangered Rothschild giraffes. They were purposely brought to breed, multiply and introduce them to the wilderness.
It also plays a vital role as a hands-on environmental education centre, allowing local Kenyans and tourists alike to quite literally rub noses with these surprisingly affectionate creatures.
This is worth visiting while on any East African safari with Jewel Safaris.
Elephants and Black Rhinoceros home.
In an eyesight distance, Nairobi safaris take you to the home where the orphaned elephants and black rhinos are raised. Just like the giraffes at the giraffe centre, the elephants and rhinos here too are saved, bred and sent back to the wild.
While here, a lot happens during the course of the day. From 11:00 am to 12:00 pm, tourists watch a parade of baby elephants, who emerge from their living quarters and revel in their daily mud baths.
Quick hint: Leave your safari linens in the hotel as baby elephants have a wicked sense of humour, and therefore do not mind spraying unsuspecting tourists! Come with us to this home of the endangered giants of the wild.
Zebras grazing at the back of Nairobi city
Lastly, Nairobi safaris go to Nairobi National Park. The only place in the world where you can go on a real safari in the middle of a city with a backdrop of towering skyscrapers.
Just seven kilometres from the city centre is a thriving savannah ecosystem complete with its own wildebeest and zebra migrations, antelope and buffalo herds, and lions and hyenas on the prowl.
Before we head out to any game park or game reserve in Kenya that include Maasai Mara National Reserve, we shall stop by at Nairobi National Park and start testing your wildlife watching skills.
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