Kenya’s capital city has risen in a single century from a brackish uninhabited swampland to a thriving modern capital. Modern Nairobi is still the safari capital of the Africa, but the modern world has quickly caught up with the city. A frontier town no more, Nairobi has become one of Africa’s largest, and most interesting cities. Nairobi is a city that never seems to sleep. The entire town has a boundless energy, and is thriving place where all of human life can be found. This is a place of great contrasts where race, tribe and origin all become facets of a unique Nairobi character. The city has not lost its sense of the past, with an excellent museum and the historical home of Karen Blixen, author of “Out of Africa” open to visitors.
Nairobi is one of the busiest cosmopolitan cities located at the Eastern part of Africa and emerging as one of the most sought destinations among tourists. There are a number of well-maintained country clubs in Nairobi that offer good golfing facilities. Popular music is an important part of Nairobi's cultural life. Many musicians sing in Kenyan languages, such as Luo, Kamba, Luhyia, and Kikuyu. A wide variety of shopping experiences can be found in Nairobi. It is a good place to pick up souvenirs and handicrafts. Lake Naivasha, the second largest freshwater lake of Kenya, located at about 1.5 hrs drive in the outskirts of Nairobi is famous for boat trips and sailing activities. Tourists visit this lake and the bird sanctuary nearby to see different kinds of birds, and animals like colobus monkey, hippo, deer and giraffe grazing in the green meadow