It’s the city under the sun.
Regarded as a key entry point to East Africa region, Nairobi has earned its admirable reputation across the globe due to a number of unique aspects.
It remains to be a city of its kind with various attraction sites for people visiting Kenya.
In January 2017, Nairobi was ranked as the top most dynamic city in the continent by the JLL 2017 City Momentum Index (CMI).
That aside, located at 1.28 latitude and 36.82 longitude, the capital city holds approximately 2,750, 547 people. It is 1,684 meters above sea level. Nairobi harbors a large number of tourists due to a number of its unique features that we take stock of:
- Amazing Weather
Unlike many cities across the world, Nairobi has a moderate weather with temperatures of about 19 degrees Celsius which are favorable to many people. Some cities experience extreme weather variations.
For instance, in New Dheli (India), during summer residents experience high temperatures of up to 45 degrees Celsius whereas during winter they experience up to -45 degrees Celsius. This should make Nairobi be one of your tour destination before 2017 falls.
Nairobi is a cosmopolitan city with rapid economic growth. The city hosts a range of manufacturing and assembly industries that provide employment opportunities to thousands of locals and foreigners. Besides, this industrial stamina enables the city to be considerably self-reliant in supply of basic commodities.
Multinationals such as Google and Coca cola have set up base within the city leading to promising prospects in economic growth.
Yeah! It’s one of its kind. The city has a National park about 34 minutes (14.4km) away from the CBD. Nairobi National Park is a leading tourist attraction site located at the heart of Nairobi. Without doubt, the park makes Nairobi one of the most beautiful city in the world.
- Amazing Gardens and Parks
Nairobi has spectacular open places. Uhuru Park is one of the largest parks located in the city. The recreational center has capacity to hold thousands of people during rallies and other open air activities.
Others include, Central Park, Jeevanjee Gardens, 7th August Memorial Park and Nairobi Arboretum.
The emergent of modern design skyscrapers in the capital city of Kenya is an indication of rapid modernization.
For visitors from up country, it’s a rare scenery viewing sky wrecking, enchanting buildings that the city boasts of.
Even with the emerging Upper Hill clan of skyscrapers, the City dwellers cannot forget the good old days of Times Tower (140 m), Kenya International Convention Center KICC (105 m) and Teleposta Towers (120 m).
- A History Archived for Public
The history of Nairobi since the past days of railway construction up to date is archived readily available to the public. A visit to museums and archives; The Nairobi Gallery, Kenya Archives, Karen Blixen Museum and Railway Museum serves curious souls the much deserving therapy here.