Nairobi, Kenya » City Info » Geography

Nairobi is located at 1°09′S 36°39′E and 1°27′S 37°06′E and in between Kampala and Mombasa cities, having 684km² of land. It lies adjacent to the eastern edge of the rift valley, 5889ft (1795metres) above sea level. The Ngong hills occupy the western part of the city. Mount Kenya is on the North of the city, and Mount Kilimanjaro lies towards the southeast of Nairobi.

The Nairobi River, along with its tributaries, flows through the Nairobi Province. City Square is in the heart of the city. The Kenyan Parliament buildings, Nairobi Law Courts, Kenyatta Conference Centre, the Holy Family Cathedral and the Nairobi City Hall, surround the square.


Nairobi experiences a moderate climate with sunny summers and cool winters. The temperature in winter (June/July) drops down up to 9°C (48°F). The temperature ranges between 20°C - 30°C (68°F - 86°F ) during the summer. Rainfall is moderate. It may drizzle in between late summer and autumn.