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Nairobi - Kenya's capital - has become one of Africa's largest, and most interesting cities. A frontier town no more, Nairobi has ascended in the last century from a barely inhabited swampland to a thriving modern city with boundless energy that never seems to sleep.

A thriving place where great contrasts of life, race, tribe and origin all become facets of a unique character.

The city however, has not lost its sense of the past, but also offers excellent hotels, museums, international restaurants, an eclectic music scene, an endless array of shops and markets and the historical home of Karen Blixen ~ author of Out of Africa.

Just outside the city is Nairobi National Park - 113 sq kms of plains, cliffs and forest. The park is home to large herds of zebra, wildebeest, buffalo, giraffe, rhino, cheetah, and a large number of lions are all found here, living wild within 20 minutes of the center of town. Further out of town, the spectacular 20 ft. "Fourteen Falls" waterfalls at Thika , Ol Donyo Sabuk National Park with an impressive 2,146 meter mountain and for the adventurous at heart, white water rafting on the beautiful Tana River. From the wildlife to the nightlife, Nairobi is a city unlike any other world wide.



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