Welcome to Nairobi, the capital city of Kenya and also the biggest city in the country, a place where accommodation meets every visitor’s needs and budget, a place where finding the right package deal for your trip into the game reserves is easy and attainable.
Welcome to the bustling economic, political and administrative hub of Kenya, and headquarters of many international aid agencies – the gateway to some of the best game viewing regions in the world.
The name Nairobi is derived from the Maasai phrase Enkare Nairobi, meaning “place of cool waters” because Nairobi was constructed on a swamp and the Nairobi River flows through the city. Often called the Green City in the Sun, Nairobi was long known as the centre for the coffee, tea and sisal industry. Founded in 1899, it soon replaced Mombasa as the capital city and today is a thriving metropolis for millions of Kenyans and tourists.
Nairobi may be an enormous urban area but it also boasts numerous recreational green areas, the largest being the Nairobi National Park and others including Uhuru Park, Central Park, John Michuki Park, Nairobi Arboretum, City Park, Uhuru Gardens, Jeevanjee Gardens, Karura Forest, Ngong forest, and Ololua forest.
Matatus are the most common form of public transport in Nairobi, taxis for everyone. Matatu literally means “three cents for a ride” (nowadays much more) are privately owned minibuses, and the most popular form of local transport that can seat 14 to 33.
Bustling, noisy and perpetually on the go, Nairobi is the gateway to the country’s attractions. Leave the city mayhem for the tranquillity of the Central Laikipia Highlands, the Rift Valley and northern and western Kenya. All roads lead from Nairobi to wild places like Amboseli National Park, Samburu National Reserve, the Mount Kenya hiking routes and Lake Victoria’s watery vistas.
Start your safari upon arrival from the Jomo Kenyatta International airport with a road transfer directly to the lodge of your choice – most visitors spending a night in Nairobi before departing on their safaris leave from Wilson airport, the second domestic airport in Nairobi.
Choose from a wide selection of hotels if you are passing through the city en route to enjoy an exciting safari. Choose a boutique hotel in the city’s peaceful suburbs, a sharp contrast to the chaos of the city centre. Enjoy world class service and fine cuisine during your stay in these upmarket accommodation options. Nairobi features many internationally represented brands of hotels as well as unique ones, none more famous than Giraffe Manor, one of the only hotels in the world where you can feed giraffe from your window!
Pack up the entire family for a safari holiday to Kenya that they will never forget. Intrepid journeys into Africa introduce your kids to the biggest classroom in the world, nature! Game viewing, nature walks, river cruises and camping under the stars are all part of a safari adventure your family will talk about for years down the line!
Bring your children into the true wilderness of Kenya, our top African safari destination of all time – so check out the luxury lodge and bush camp accommodation where children are made to feel at home and book your special family package today.
Plan a Kenya tour and safari with Voyage2Africa, the African travel experts, and enjoy signature experiences to the premier wildlife destination south of the equator. We bring you thrilling adventures in the Masai Mara, Amboseli National Park, the Great Rift Valley, Samburu, Mount Kenya National Park and even Nairobi. We offer you the best of the best safari accommodation in Kenya, in lavish lodges, family resorts, modern hotels, eco villas and rustic wild campsites in nature. Bring your camera and you hat, your binoculars and your sense of spirit to an African land that is home to humankind.