Uniquely Nairobi, Kenya

Yes, visitors can base themselves at a Nairobi hotel and explore Kenyan nature parks on escorted day trips from the city.

The capital of Kenya sees most of the nearly two million adventurers on their way to or from Kenyan safaris. Long considered one of the world’s prime destinations for appreciating African wildlife, the natural wonders of Kenya is highly regarded by international travelers.

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Nairobi Looks to the Future

nairobiWhile the road ahead for tourism officials is widely anticipated to be a rocky one, positivity comes from the ups and downs sustained in recent years, manifesting numbers in ever-increasing long term patterns.

The top five sources of visitors to Kenya are U.K., USA, Italy, Germany and India. Clearly, the British feel strong ties to Kenya. It was here in 1952 that Princess Elizabeth was informed of King George VI’s death. It was here that William proposed to Kate Middleton as well.

Spread out like a plantation in the enclave called Karen, Hemingways’ third Kenya property sports a Michelin-starred restaurant and enthusiastic (“amazing, amazing, amazing!”) followers. Fairmont Hotels has a strong presence dating back over a century, and the Aga Khan Fund’s flagship Serena Nairobi Hotel is an important East Africa group as well. Marriott International and Hilton are currently constructing two new hotels for each brand in Nairobi, and Rezidor will
open a Radisson in 2014. The Boma Hotel opened in September 2012, joining the ranks of Kempinski and Crowne Plaza.

When it comes to dining, vegetarians beware. Restaurants with names like Carnivore will have flaming barbecue pits and waiters carving right at your dinner table. For an outdoor dining experience in Karen, try Talisman. It’s a favorite of TripAdvisor folks, so busy that even management suggests avoiding Sundays. Alternatively, enjoy Sunday lunch at Tamambo in the garden beside the waterlily pond at the Karen Blixen House.

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