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Nairobi, Kenya » Entertainment » Attractions

Karen Blixen Museum
Located near Nairobi, Karen Blixen Museum was opened in 1986. The Museum was a farmhouse of a Danish author, Karen Blixen and exhibits beautiful collection of photographs and furniture.
Address: P.O. Boks 40658 Nairobi, Kenya
Tel. No: +254 2 882779
Fax: +254 2 741424
National Museum of Kenya
National Museum of Kenya is located in Nairobi and showcases a variety of cultural and natural history exhibitions. The place exhibits prehistoric artifacts discovered by the Leakey family, fossils from the Lake Turkana and around 900 stuffed animals and birds. There is also a collection of bones and fossils from the prehistoric period in the ‘early man’ section of the museum.
Address: National Museum, Museum Hill Road, Nairobi
Tel. No: +254 20 3742131
Nairobi National Park
Located about 7 kilometers to the south of Nairobi, Nairobi National Park is one of the Kenya’s flourishing rhinoceros sanctuaries. The place has also got a variety of Africa’s best known animals. There are lots of giraffes, zebras, ostriches, baboons, cheetahs and lions roaming freely inside the park.
Giraffe Centre
Located in Langata, about 5km from Nairobi, Giraffe Centre was found to protect the endangered giraffes. It was started by Jock Leslie-Melville. Rothschild giraffe, giraffa camelopardalis rothschildi, living only in the grasslands of East Africa are found here. The place is also a home for a warthogs roaming freely along with the giraffes. One can enjoy feeding the giraffes from a raised platform.
Safari park
Safari park is a popular tourist destination in Nairobi. There are animals from the Sub-Saharan Africa such as antelopes, elephants, zebras, lions, rhinoceros and giraffes. The animals are not kept in cages and the tourists can drive their own vehicle inside to enjoy the wildlife.
Uhuru Monument
Built in 1973, Uhuru Monument serves as a tribute to independence. The national flag was hoisted near the ihara tree on 12th December 1963. There is a map of Kenya along with its different provinces surrounding the tree.
Nyayo Monument
Nyayo Monument was built in 1988 commemorating independence. It is constructed in marble depicting the lowering of the British colonial flag and the raising of the Kenyan flag.
Bomas of Kenya
Located in Langata, Bomas of Kenya is a village showcasing the rich cultural values of the different tribal groups of Kenya. It was established in 1971 by the government as a contribution to the Kenya Tourist Development Corporation.