Nairobi is the capital and largest city of Kenya as well as the most populous city in East Africa. The name "Nairobi" comes from the Maasai phrase Enkare Nairobi, which translates to "cold water," the Maasai name of the Nairobi River, which in turn lent its name to the city. However, it is popularly known as the "Green City in the Sun" and is surrounded by several expanding villa suburbs.
The city is a busy and bustling place, sometimes known for being a bit too rough around the edges and not for the faint of heart. For most people, we recommend they spend a quick overnight here and move on to the fun stuff on safari. If guests have time and interest in spending more time, there are some very interesting sites to visit including the Daphne Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage, Giraffe Center, Karen Blixen Museum to name a few.
There are two airports here. International flights arrive and depart from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. Transfer flights to and from safari parks fly from Wilson Airport.