Popularly known as the “Green City in the Sun”, Nairobi is the capital city of the Kenyan republic. The city got its name from a Maasai phrase Enkare Nyorobi meaning “the place of cool waters.
Hailed as one of the most prominent cities in Africa, it is home to thousands of Kenyan businesses and over 100 major international companies and organisations including the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the main coordinating headquarters for the United Nations in Africa and the Middle East (UNON).
About 3.36 million.
Nairobi is the second-largest city by population in the African Great Lakes region after Dar es Salaam Tanzania.
Nairobi serves as the gateway to other African countries. Jomo Kenyatta International Airport serves as the International Airport whilst Wilson Airport mainly looks after Domestic and Chartered flights.
Chartering other cities in Kenya is possible by train departing and arriving at Nairobi Railway station. Tickets could be purchased at the station itself or online as well.
Buses are an excellent option for travel within the city. Minivans and private bus companies also service the capital.
Private or shared taxis called matatus are useful while touring the city. One can also hire chauffeur driven cars for a relaxing travel adventure.
Moreover, walking turns out to be the best option as most of the city attractions are near each other.
Climate and Weather
Nairobi has a subtropical highland climate. Temperatures cool down during the June/July season, while the warmest part of the year is from December to March.