Founded in 1899 by English settlers, in the last century Nairobi has become the largest city in East Africa. While Nairobi holidays might not be on the top of everyone's bucket list, the modern buildings, towering skyscrapers and a buzzing mosaic of cultures make it an interesting place to stop for a night or two.
Like a lot of African cities, Nairobi's greatest asset is it's role as a hub and staging post to explore Kenya's more remote safari areas. The city is full of nice, comfortable hotels which work perfectly before or after an adventure in Kenya's savannahs. Have a look at all of our Nairobi travel ideas.