Nairobi is a cosmopolitan and multicultural city that was founded by the British in 1899 as a simple rail depot on the railway linking Mombasa to Uganda. The town quickly grew to become the capital of British East Africa in 1907, and eventually the capital of independent Kenya republic in 1963. The name "Nairobi" comes from the Maasai phrase Enkare Nairobi, which translates to "cold water.
With an estimated population of about 3 million people in the 2009 census, the city is therefore the most populous city in East Africa and is therefore one of the most prominent cities in Africa politically and financially.
Referred to as the ‘economic hub’ of East Africa, Nairobi city has grown to be a home to thousands of Kenyan businesses and over 100 major international companies and organisations, including the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). It is also the capital of the Nairobi Province and of the Nairobi District.
There are many spectacular hotels and other up coming ones, big and small, to cater for an increasing flow for all categories of both safari-bound tourists and business travel. The City is undergoing ambitious infrastructural projects which will ultimately open and ease traffic to the numerous shopping malls spread all over its suburbs.
The Jomo Kenyatta International airport (JKIA) is a major transit hub for passengers flying to East Africa's natural attractions, and other smaller cities in East and Central Africa. The airport is undergoing expansion to accommodate growing air traffic and cater for direct flights to far flung destinations such as the United States and Canada.
While you are in Nairobi, either as a tourist, on business or even on transit, there are many varied places you can choose to visit, may it be nature,( The Nairobi National park is unique in being the only game-reserve of this nature to border a capital city !), Historical, cultural or shopping in the modern malls or curio shops.
We have therefore included this places of attractions and the various hotels and the rates to choose from, while in Nairobi.
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