Nairobi is the capital of Kenya offering a wide range of exciting activities and interesting sights to suit visitors of all tastes. Surrounded by Nairobi National Park, the city is popular as a base for safari-enthusiasts and nature-lovers as it is close by to places such as Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage and the Giraffe Center. There are also many other natural areas of breathtaking beauty including Lake Nalvasha or the mountainous Oi Donyo Sabuk National Park for intrepid explorers. Nairobi has a very interesting past which can be discovered at some its museums including the Nairobi National Museum, or travelers can see more of what Nairobi’s modern cultural scene offers at the Go-Down Arts Center filled with contemporary Kenyan art. Nightlife in Nairobi is also excellent and caters to both old and young visitors with many lively bars and restaurants to be discovered.
When to Visit Nairobi
The Nairobi weather stays hot all year round, although it does cool off a little bit between June and August if you want to avoid the heat. The city experience a brief rainy period in April and May as well as a spell in November, while it stays mostly dry for the rest of the year. As there are so many things to do in Nairobi, visiting at any point of the year is going to be rewarding. The driest months are between June and September which is when many book their safari and outdoor excursions. Cheap flights to Nairobi tend to be available all year round as long as you book early enough.
Flights to Nairobi
The main airport in Nairobi is Jomo Kenyatta International Airport located 15km from the center of the city. There are direct flights from the UAE to Nairobi offered by a number of airlines - those coming from Dubai International Airport can fly with African Express Airways, Emirates and Kenya Airways, while travelers from Abu Dhabi International Airport are able to catch a flight with Etihad Airways.
Nairobi Travel Information
Although a number of nationalities are afforded visa-free access to Kenya, nationals from the UAE will need to get a visa in order to enter the country. Visas can be bought upon arriving in the country at the airport at a price of 180AED*. The currency used in Kenya is the Kenyan shilling, while the UAE is only an hour ahead of the country.
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