Nairobi is home to thousands of businesses and more than 100 major international organizations and companies including the United Nations Office at Nairobi (UNON) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). It has established itself as a hub for culture and business. The Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) is amongst the largest in Africa and also the second-oldest exchange on the continent. It is fourth-largest exchange in Africa in terms of trading volume with a capacity of making 10 million trades a day.
The best points of Interests to explore in the capital
The elegant city of Nairobi offers a number of attractions for the tourists to savor. The nature and wildlife adorers will find a lot to their delight with numerous scenic spots such as David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, African Fund for Endangered Wildlife (Kenya) Ltd. – Giraffe Centre, Nairobi National Park, Karura Forest, Ngong Hills, Nairobi Arboretum, Nairobi Mamba Village, American Embassy Memorial Garden, Uhuru Gardens Memorial Park and Oloolua Nature Trail.
The art and history buffs will find much to discover with the various affluent sites the capital offers such as Karen Blixen Museum, Nairobi National Museum, Karen Blixen Coffee Garden and Cottages, Aero Club of East Africa, National Archives, Railway Museum and Nairobi Gallery.
For the shopaholics, The Village Market, The Junction Mall, Sarit Centre, Utamaduni Craft Centre, Galleria Shopping Mall, Spinners Web Kenya, Westgate Shopping Mall, Anselm Kitengela Hot Glass, Amani ya Juu and Matbronze Wildlife Art are the ideal spots.
The gourmets can relish some of the most mouthwatering meals in the city with Tamarind Restaurant, The Talisman, Tamambo Karen Blixen, Fogo Gaucho, Open House Restaurant, Ocean Basket, Java House, The Carnivore Restaurant, Haandi Restaurant and Hashmi`s Restaurant. While for the night howlers, K1 KlubHouse, Black Diamond, Aqua Blu Club & Lounge Bar, Club Cubano, Safari Bar and Skylux Lounge are the perfect destinations to make their nights happening.
Ideal time to Unearth Nairobi
The dry seasons i.e. from January to March and July through October are considered the best of the months to explore the Kenyan capital. You can witness the great migration at Kenya’s Masai Mara National Reserve, go climbing at Mount Kenya or even daze in the luscious beaches alongside the Coast of Kenya. You can also look for some cheap flights to Nairobi and make your trip even more enriching.
Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO) is the primary commercial airport serving the sprawling capital. It handles over 6 million passengers annually and is the 9th busiest airport in Africa in terms of passenger traffic.