Nairobi National Park and City Tour
Nairobi, Kenya's capital and largest city, still conjures all the romance and adventure of its colorful colonial days. The city evolved from a humble camp for railway workers in 1899 to the capital of British East Africa by 1907. Today, Nairobi's rich history and tribal culture is brought to life in its excellent museums. The Karen Blixen Museum, in particular, is a big hit - especially with Out of Africa fans who come to see where the namesake Danish author toiled on her coffee farm in the beautiful Ngong Hills.
But even in such a bustling city, wildlife is a huge draw. This cosmopolitan capital is one of the only cities in the world to boast a safari park within its borders. A mere 15-minute drive from the skyscrapers of the city center, visitors can enjoy a classic African wildlife experience at Nairobi National Park. Lion, cheetah, zebra, wildebeest, giraffe, rhinoceros, and buffalo roam the sun-soaked savanna here, and animal lovers can cuddle baby elephants and connect with giraffes at the excellent animal sanctuaries nearby.
Nairobi is also the gateway to the world-famous safari parks of Kenya, which have captivated adventure seekers for more than a century.