Not just a gateway to Kenya’s wildlife, Nairobi has a vibrant urban scene of its own that’s well worth exploring before heading out on safari. It’s a booming city with an amazing year round climate, and a multicultural centre bursting at the seams. Brightsun Travel offers cheap tickets to Nairobi from UK on Kenya’s flagship carrier, plus a range of world class airlines, to get you there in style.
Nairobi is a melting pot of cultures, where you are just as likely to see a Maasai warrior roaming the city streets, as you are to find one of the best Japanese restaurants in the country. Grab a copy of UP Nairobi Magazine, Nairobi’s equivalent of Time Out, and explore at your leisure!
Downtown Nairobi boasts an array of luxury hotels, restaurants and bars that’ll have you sipping cocktails from sophisticated lounges and listening to Afro pop in decadent clubs. The Sarova Stanley Hotel in downtown Nairobi is one of the city’s classic venues, dating back to the early 1900s.
During the day Nairobi is a shopper’s delight with a range of malls, high end boutiques and exotic markets. The Village Market Mall is well worth a visit on a Friday to pick up a range of take-home souvenirs and to immerse yourself in Nairobi life.
In the middle of the city you will find the Karura Forest, an amazing urban oasis, and a massive 2500 acres of forest with beautiful trees, screeching monkeys and hypnotic bird life. Also in the forest are preserved caves that once provided sanctuary to local rebels who fought for Kenya’s independence in the 1950s.
Nairobi National Park
On the city’s outskirts is the Nairobi National Park, one of the only National Parks in the world to border a capital city, where you can take a full or half day safari, and remarkably, surround yourself by the densest concentration of black rhinos in the world.
Mount Longonot National Park
A short hour and a half away from Nairobi is Mount Longonot National Park, a dormant volcano surrounded by forests, with beautiful crater rim hikes and breathtaking views of the Great Rift Valley, boasting ancient landscapes and impressive lakes.
Contact Brightsun Travel about a wide range of cheap flights to Nairobi, including direct flights with British Airways and premium seats with Kenya Airways, getting you into Nairobi in less than 9 hours.