Full of life and action, Kenya's highland capital, Nairobi, is the starting point for most Kenya safaris.
Nairobi, the capital city of Kenya, is as loud and chaotic as any other modern African city. Most travellers don’t tend to stay too long in Nairobi. But a night or two may often be needed, before or after a safari. (Plus it helps with the jet lag so that you are refreshed and ready for your safari.) Thankfully there are several good Nairobi Hotels to choose from. Both in the city centre and in the more countrified suburbs like Karen and the Ngong Hills.
One of the happiest initiatives has been the establishment of a great little tented safari camp in the nearby Nairobi National Park. The park has always been worth spending a half day of game-viewing. But now you can spend the first or last night of your safari to Kenya in a game reserve, whatever your airline schedule dictates.
There are a number of half day excursions in Nairobi such as the Sheldrick Centre.
Note on Giraffe Manor
This is probably some of the most successful marketing by any African lodge. Consequently, you are NOT going to be able to stay there unless you are booking far in advance eg over a year out.
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