City

Nairobi

Vibrant capital city blending urban life with unique wildlife experiences.

Kenya
Location
4,700,000
Population
1,795 m
Altitude

About Nairobi

Nairobi, the capital and largest city of Kenya, is a dynamic metropolis known for its remarkable blend of urban and natural attractions. As the economic heart of East Africa, Nairobi is a city of contrasts, offering a unique mix of skyscrapers, bustling markets, and rich cultural heritage alongside unparalleled wildlife experiences. Home to the Nai...

When to go

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Seasons

July - September
Best time to go
Ideal for experiencing Nairobi's wildlife and enjoying the city's outdoor attractions in comfortable weather.
January - February
July - September
High Season
Ideal for experiencing Nairobi's wildlife and enjoying the city's outdoor attractions in comfortable weather.
October - December
Shoulder Season
Warm and occasionally wet, offering a pleasant climate for both wildlife watching and urban adventures.
March - May
Low Season
The rainy season, with cooler temperatures and lush landscapes, fewer tourists.

What to do

Wildlife

Nairobi's unique position next to Nairobi National Park allows for rare wildlife encounters within the city's vicinity, offering a glimpse into Kenya's rich biodiversity.

Lion

Common

Elephant

Occasional

Black Rhino

Common

Cheetah

Rare

Hippo

Occasional

Hyena

Common

Leopard

Occasional

Giraffe

Common

Zebra

Common

Gazelle

Common

Buffalo

Common

Wildebeest

Common

What to know

Safety & Vaccinations
Nairobi is generally safe for visitors, with usual urban precautions advised. Vaccinations for Hepatitis A, Typhoid, and Yellow Fever, along with malaria prophylaxis, are recommended for travelers to Kenya.
For more information regarding vaccinations and health notices, view the CDC’s page :
CDC Travelers' Health
CDC Travel health notices and vaccination recommendations
Getting There
Nairobi is accessible via Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, one of Africa's largest transport hubs, making it easily reachable from global destinations.
Getting Around
The city's extensive network of taxis, Uber, matatus, and ride-hailing services facilitates easy movement within Nairobi and to surrounding attractions.
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