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Safari Capital of the World

Once a mere pit stop on the transport route between British interests in Uganda and the coastal town of Mombasa, Nairobi has grown into a sprawling metropolis that is home to almost 3 million inhabitants. It is now East Africa’s primary commercial hub, the cultural and administrative capital of an independent nation and the jumping-off point for some of the world’s great tourist destinations. Many people who come to Kenya for its celebrated game reserves and sun-drenched Swahili Coast only plan for a day or two in the capital, and miss out on a number of memorable experiences that lie within an hour’s drive of their hotels. At Nairobi National Park, giraffes, hyenas and rhinos meander across open plains, framed in the distance by the skyscrapers of downtown’s central business district, and the Sheldrik Wildlife Trust’s elephant orphanage rehabilitates its massive charges for reintroduction into the wild. The Langata Giraffe Centre, on Gogo Falls Road near the Karen Blixen Museum, is a 120 acre breeding ground for the rare Rothschild giraffe; in the visitor’s area, guests can pay a small fee to walk up onto small wooden platforms and feed the animals by hand. Uhuru Park, on the outskirts of downtown, is a spacious urban refuge where many locals go to enjoy their city’s pleasant year-round climate

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