Nairobi, the capital and largest city in Kenya, arouses all the adventure
and romance of its hued colonial days. The city features affluent history
and culture and it is brought to life in its thought-provoking museums.
Interestingly, Nairobi is a busy city, but wildlife is its main enticement.
It is one of the only cities around the world to have a safari park within
its boundaries. This city is also a doorway to the illustrious safari parks
of the country, which have drawn adventure aficionados from all over the
Nairobi National Park
Nairobi National Park, the first national park in Kenya, is a retreat for
wildlife and is located just about 7 kilometres away from the city centre.
It is also a rhino sanctuary conserving over 50 of these critically
endangered animal species. Wildlife buffs may also get lucky to spot
buffaloes, lions, warthogs, gazelles, cheetahs, giraffes, zebras, and
ostriches. In the wetland, there are over 400 avifauna species recorded.
Giraffe Centre, located on the edge of Nairobi National Park, offers
visitors to witness endangered Rothschil's giraffes. It is located on the
grounds of the well-appointed guesthouse named Giraffe Manor. The visitor
centre puts on exhibition the information about these creatures.
Karen Blixen Museum
Karen Blixen Museum, one of the major tourist attractions in the city, is
located at the foot of the Ngong Hills. This building was the former home
of the renowned author Karen Blixen. Tourists can tour the well-preserved
colonial farmhouse, a coffee-drying plant in the forest, a kitchen in a
different building, and an agriculture college on the grounds. The museum
also puts on exhibition the furniture belonging to the writer as well as
books and photographs.
Best Time to Visit Nairobi
Weather-wise, the commencement of autumn, between September and November,
is the best time to book flights from Minneapolis to Nairobi .This duration
between the summers and winters offer some of the most comforting weather
conditions for sightseeing. If booking for the peak season, it is advisable
to book Nairobi flights in advance to avoid paying more at the last minute.