Mere mention of Nairobi evokes images of the Big Five Safaris, wandering Wildebeest, wide expanses of verdant forests, wide savannah plains, and wetlands and vivacious Maasai villages. The Kenyan city knows how to warmly greet its visitors and overwhelms them with unparalleled wealth of wildlife. Revered as the safari capital of the world and the largest and fastest-growing city in Kenya, Nairobi is a veritable haven for satiating the wanderlust.
Here are the major crowd pullers that lure thousands of holidaymakers to lay hands on cheap tickets to Kenya.
Nairobi National Park
Nairobi National Park, situated 7 km away from Nairobiâ€™s city centre, makes for an ultimate destination for beholding the rich array of wildlife. One of the most popular attractions among travellers bagging tickets to Nairobi, the spectacular park is home to incredible range of animals like cheetahs, zebras, hyraxes, buffaloes, giraffes, rhinos, hippos and lions and breathtaking assortment of migratory birds including marabou storks, Egyptian geese, sacred ibis and herons.
Those with adoration for the tallest living terrestrial animal, Giraffe, must make way to Giraffe centre. Located at the distance of about 18 km from city centre, the place is apt for an up close and personal rendezvous with these beautiful creatures inhabiting the centre. The well-trained staff can be a good resource for getting more information about these beautiful creatures, especially for families with kids on holidays to Nairobi.
Ol Donyo Sabuk National Park
Another popular attraction that shows on itineraries of almost every holidaymaker who grabs cheap flights to Nairobi is the Ol Donyo Sabuk National Park that is renowned for its profusion of the buffaloes. Besides, the national park that comprises a towering mountain covered with dense montane forest is a great place to see different species of monkeys – colobus monkey, vervet monkey and Sykes’ monkey, olive baboon, duiker, bush pig, leopard and much more. Apart from this, visitors can also feast eyes on 45 species of birds like sparrow, mourning dove, guinea fowl, hawk eagle, bulbul etc.
Nairobi National Museum
The fascinating museum boasts the exhilarating heritage of Kenya and is brimming with diverse variety of historical, natural and cultural artefacts. With striking range of stuffed birds and animals at geology section and spellbinding exhibits on history and culture of Swahili coast, the museum ensues no-dull moments for its guest. Travellers can also enjoy a stroll at marvellous Snake Park and lush Botanical Garden. Perched on Museum Hill, Nairobi National Museum is conveniently accessible by public as well as private modes of transports.
Bomas of Kenya
A second to none destination for cultural buffs, Bomas of Kenya in Lang’ata, a suburb of Nairobi, is the cultural centre that was established for promoting the cultural values of Kenyan tribes. Tons of holidaymakers make way to Bomas of Kenya for taking delights at this mesmerizing tourist attraction. With ambience peppered with vivacity and joie de vivre, outstanding and traditional dances, Swahili taarab music with Arab influence, performances by Embu drummers and even the Kikuyu circumcision ceremonies, the centre casts a spell on almost every traveller.