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Join us on a safari holiday to Nairobi

Kenya’s capital Nairobi is a city like no other.

The buzzing metropolis is a centre of culture and commerce while also being home to just over four million Kenyans.

However, it’s not just a thriving urban jungle – Nairobi is well known for having Nairobi National Park just to its south, meaning that you can escape the bustle any time with a trip to see some endangered species in a pristine environment. It’s also handily placed to access several of Kenya’s other incredible national parks and safari locations, meaning a Nairobi safari holiday provides a wealth of cultural and culinary highlights as well as some of the most astounding natural scenery you’ll ever see and the chance to spot incredible wildlife.

With Newmarket Holidays all of the logistics will be planned ahead, so when you arrive in this bustling African city you can focus on diving right into the shimmering sea of street food, live entertainment, and wonderful cultural highlights. Your Nairobi safari is also hassle-free – once you’ve booked, all you need to do is prepare to have an unforgettable experience. 

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Things to see on a Nairobi safari holiday

Nairobi is positively bursting with things to see. As Kenya’s largest and most populous city, you’ll never be short of iconic attractions to explore, and with the surrounding wilderness you’re only ever a short drive away from seeing incredible animals like rhinos, elephants, and even lions. With that said, there are some must-visits that should be on everybody’s Nairobi holiday wishlist, whether you’re a culture vulture or more of an intrepid traveller.

Frequent Nairobi safari questions

Here are a few questions you might have.

  • Nairobi is an ideal base for safari for multiple reasons. Not only does it have Nairobi National Park right on its doorstep, but the capital’s relatively central location means you can get to the best safari locations in Kenya with ease.

  • Nairobi is around a five hour drive from Masai Mara National Park.

  • The best month to visit Nairobi is in July, as the city and area you’ll be going on safari in is at its coolest and driest. Any time during summer in the northern hemisphere should be fine, though.

  • Technically the closest safari to Nairobi is Nairobi National Park, just 4 miles from the city. However, if you’re looking for some real wilderness then Hells Gate National Park is around an hour away. Masai Mara, one of the most famous game reserves in the world, is around five hours away.

  • With so much to do in and around this thriving, bustling capital, you could spend weeks here. However, we’d recommend at least two full days to explore the city’s cultural highlights, and then another two or three to explore around the capital. 

  • Nairobi is mostly a safe city, as long as you are careful with your valuables and respectful of locals. Generally speaking the middle of the city is very safe and well lit, although like in many large population centres you may be at risk of pickpocketing.

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