Not content to just be the capital, and largest city of Kenya, Nairobi is also the second biggest city in the population stakes in the African Great Lakes region – second to Dar es Salaam in Tanzania – with a population size of about 3.36 million as of 2011.The Hotels in Nairobi are equally huge in excellence.
All those people can’t be wrong – and they aren’t. Nairobi is a melting pot of a thriving business sector, rich history and amazing cultural experiences. Not surprisingly, many of the best activities for visitors include wildlife, from visiting the Nairobi National Park right on the edge of the city, to the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, to the National Museum featuring a life-sized fibreglass replica of Ahmed, the impressively large elephant who became the face of Kenya during the height of Kenya’s 1980’s poaching crisis.
Back to business, Nairobi has endeavoured to firmly place itself as one of Africa’s most prominent cities in business and the financial sector. The Nairobi Securities Exchange is the second oldest in Africa, as well as being one of the largest on the continent. In addition to nurturing thousands of home grown businesses, Nairobi is also the site hundreds of international companies have chosen to place their African branches – including the United Nations. The United Nations Office at Nairobi (UNON) is the United Nations’ main coordinating headquarters for Africa and the Middle East.
Nairobi was also our first choice when the City Lodge Hotel Group decided to grow past our South African borders. When visiting this vibrant and beautiful city, you have a choice of two conveniently and practically placed hotels from our hotel group – Town Lodge Upper Hill, Nairobi and Fairview Hotel, Kenya. Both hotels are conveniently placed for both business travellers and those visiting Nairobi for adventure, culture and a little kiss from a friendly giraffe alike. Hotels in Nairobi will certainly never disappoint visitors.