Top Five Attractions in Nairobi

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Kenya is often associated with wildlife safaris and the culture of the Masaai tribe. But what travel guides often forget to mention is that the urban side of Kenya, with the capital Nairobi and the sea port Mombasa can be equally interesting to explore. Actually, if we come to think of it, Nairobi is quite difficult to avoid, this is where most international flights arrive and it would be a pity not to give a tour of the capital, especially to a capital with such diverse and interesting attractions to offer. However today we’ll try to stick to the top attractions in Nairobi:

Karen Blixen Museum

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The Danish author Karen Blixen was probably among the most famous ambassadors of Africa’s amazing nature and people. Karen Blixen lived for several years in Kenya, and after coming back to Europe he wrote a very successful novel “Out of Africa” (which was later turned into an equally successful movie). The coquette villa surrounded by trees and bushes which is now the Karen Blixen Museum will give you an idea about the live and conceptions of this famous author.

Kazuri Beads Factory

Many African countries are famous for their beadwork industry. African women are very talented at turning multicolored beads into authentic works of art. Taking a tour of the Kazuri Beads Factory will show you how these small pieces of clay are turned into the colorful wonders.

Nairobi National Park

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The Nairobi National Park is your easiest ride towards the wild side of Kenya. Located at the city outskirts, this encompassing park displays most of the animals you expect to find in the African bush: from the mighty elephants to the majestic leopards.

Nairobi National Museum

Of course, a visit to Kenya cannot be over without getting to know a little bit about the country’s history. The Nairobi National Museum, located close to the city center, will help you get a clearer understanding of the Kenyan culture, with encompassing exhibitions dedicated to the country’s culture, art and nature.

Nairobi Arboretum

There are days when one can visit 5 museums in a row and day when you find it difficult to get out of your hotel room. If you ever party too hard and get too much of the succulent Kenyan food, you should know that the Nairobi Arboretum is the perfect place to relax. With trees and shrubs from all over the world, the arboretum adds an educational twist to the classical walk in the woods.

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