Nairobi, Kenya » City Info » Geography

Located in between Kampala and Mombasa, Nairobi stretches itself across 684 square kilometers of land. It lies adjacent to the eastern edge of the rift valley and is situated 5450 ft (1661 metres) above the sea level. The Ngong hills occupy the western part of the city. Mount Kenya is located to the North of the city and Mount Kilimanjaro lies towards south-east of Nairobi.
The Nairobi River along with its tributaries passes through the Nairobi Province. The City Square is located in the heart of the city and the Kenyan Parliament buildings, Nairobi Law Courts, Kenyatta Conference Centre, the Holy Family Cathedral and the Nairobi City Hall surround the square.


Placed on a high altitude, Nairobi experiences a moderate climate with sunny summers and cool winters. The city is pretty warm in between December and March, while in June and July the temperatures drop down leading towards chilled evenings. Rainfall is moderate. The drizzles are enjoyed in between late summer and autumn.