About Nairobi


Let's have a look around into background of Nairobi
  • Region: Nairobi Area
  • Country: Kenya
  • Latitude: -1.2833333
  • Longitude:  36.8166667
  • Time zone: Africa/Nairobi
  • Current time zone offset: UTC/GMT +3 hours

Weather in Nairobi

  • Climate: subtropical highland climate
  • Best Time to Visit:  July through October and also January and February

Location

Nairobi is the capital and largest city of Kenya. The name comes from the Maasai phrase Enkare Nairobi, which translates to "cool water", a reference to the Nairobi River which flows through the city. The city proper has a population of 3,138,369, while the metropolitan area has a population of 6,547,547. The city is popularly referred to as the Green City in the Sun.

Distance from Nairobi center to Airport

Airport: Wilson Airport

Driving Distance: 4 miles / 6 km

Driving Time: 7 minutes, 54 seconds

Languages: Swahili followed by English

Modes of transport

  • Airport: Wilson Airport
  • Bus: Nairobi Bus Station
  • Rail: Nairobi Terminus - SGR Railway Station

Customs and Tipping

For Restaurants and Bars:

Waitress and Bartender – 10% of the Bill.

For Hotels:

Room Service: TIP 200-500 SHILLINGS

Housekeeper: TIP 200-500 SHILLINGS

Concierge: Between TIP 200-500 SHILLINGS

Valet Parking:

Parking or Returning Car: 10 % of the Bill.

Nearby Tourist Cities

  • Kikuyu,
  • Thika,
  • Kangundo

Emergency Contact Numbers in Nairobi city

Fire / Police/ Ambulance: 112

Airport: Wilson Airport (+254 20 603260)

Hospital:  The Nairobi Hospital(+254 20 2845000)

Rail: Nairobi Terminus - SGR Railway Station (+254 709 388888)

Events

Let’s step into extensive list of To Dos in Nairobi.

  • Happy Hour with Village Capital
  • Open Day with Dr Kinyanjui Nganga

Tourist Attractions

  • Giraffe Centre
  • Bomas of Kenya
  • Uhuru Park

Theatre & Concerts

  • Nairobi Cinema
  • Century Cinemax Junction
  • Fox Theatre E. Africa Ltd

Visit Top Restaurants in Nairobi

  • Tamarind Restaurant
  • Tatu Restaurant
  • 45 Degrees Kitchen

Top Shopping Centers in Nairobi

  • Two Rivers Mall
  • Yaya Shopping Centre
  • Westgate, Nairobi

Museums, Galleries and Gardens

  • Karen Blixen Museum
  • Shifteye Studios
  • Zen Garden

Iconic Delicacies of Iconic Restros

  • Tamarind Restaurant – Crab
  • Tatu Restaurant – Steak
  • 45 Degrees Kitchen – Crab Cake

Sports Club

  • Parklands Sports Club
  • Nairobi Sports House Ltd. (CBD)
  • Nairobi Sports House Ltd. (Head Office)

Shelling Out Dollars

  • Imported beer:234.00 KSh
  • Taxi: 300.00 KSh
  • 3 BHK (Downtown): 41,139.36 KSh
  • Cheap meal: 500.00 KSh
  • Gasoline: 96.82 KSh
  • 3 course meal: 2,500.00 KSh
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