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Nairobi is called the safari capital of Africa. Nairobi is filled with many things to do during any time of the day or night. Tourists pay a visit to Nairobi mainly to discover wildlife and nature. They have plenty of options to choose from, like wildlife safaris, cultural tours, adventure activities, ecotourism tours, shopping and entertainment. Tourists can also explore their skills by playing golf, rugby, polo, horse-racing, football etc.

Nairobi National Park

Located about 7km to the south of Nairobi, Nairobi National Park is one of Kenya's flourishing rhinoceros sanctuaries. The place has also got a variety of Africa's best-known animals. There are many giraffes, zebras, ostriches, baboons, cheetahs and lions roaming freely inside the park.

Address: Langata Road, Nairobi, Kenya.

Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage

David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, also called Elephant Orphanage, is a leading conservation organisation in East Africa. The centre takes care of orphaned elephants from Kenya and keep them until they become fit to survive in the forest.

Address: Mbagathi Road, Nairobi, Kenya.

Giraffe Centre

Located in Langata, about 5km from Nairobi, Giraffe Centre protects the endangered giraffes. Jock Leslie-Melville started this centre. Rothschild giraffe, Giraffa camelopardalis rothschildi, living only in the grasslands of East Africa, are found here. It is home to warthogs and leopard tortoises.

Address: Langata Road, Nairobi, Kenya.

Karen Blixen Museum

Located near Nairobi, Karen Blixen Museum was opened to the public in 1986. The Museum was a farmhouse of a Danish author, Karen Blixen. It exhibits a beautiful collection of photographs and furniture.

Address: P.O. Boks 40658 Nairobi, Kenya.

Bomas of Kenya

Bomas of Kenya is a living museum portraying the culture, colourful tribes of Kenya. It was established in 1971 by the government as a contribution to the Kenya Tourist Development Corporation. Learn about the art, culture, lifestyle of tribes. A team of dancers perform traditional dance every afternoon.

Address: Forest Edge Road, off Langata Road, Mageso Chember, Nairobi, Kenya.

Nairobi National Museum

Museum is located in Nairobi and showcases a variety of cultural and natural history exhibitions. The place exhibits prehistoric artefacts discovered by the Leakey family, fossils from Lake Turkana and around 900 stuffed animals and birds.

Address: National Museum, Museum Hill Road, Nairobi, Kenya.

Kenyatta International Conference Centre

Named after First President, Jomo Kenyatta, the cylindrical shaped building offers a 360-degree view of the city from its rooftop viewing deck. The 28-story building is a renowned venue for exhibitions, meetings, conferences and seminars.

Address: Harambee Avenue, Nairobi, Kenya.

Uhuru Gardens

Uhuru Gardens Memorial Park is a memorial park in Nairobi that serves as a tribute to independence from the British Empire in 1963.

Nyayo Monument

Nyayo Monument was built in 1988, commemorating independence. It is constructed in marble depicting the lowering of the British colonial flag and raising the Kenyan flag.