Nairobi, an amazing East African city, is a gateway to Kenya’s best safari parks. It’s also a wonderful melting pot, where modern African life in all its color and vibrancy continues at pace, alongside fascinating reminders of Kenya’s rich colonial history. People come to Kenya for the wildlife, but there are lots to do in the capital too, at the beginning or end of a safari.
A wonderful Nairobi experience – and a great way to ease into safari mode – is to have breakfast with the giraffes. You can continue the wildlife theme with a visit to the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. You’re certain to fall in love with Kenya, but the first Kenyans to steal your heart will probably be the baby elephant that you can meet and feed at the orphanage. You can even adopt one of the irrepressible, irresistible elephant calves! Need more wildlife and have time to spare? Go to the Nairobi National Park, which has great diversity.