Traveling to Kenya involves finding out about visas, health, safety, weather, the best time to go, currency and getting to and around Kenya.

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Welcome to Nairobi

Nairobi is the capital and the largest city of Kenya. The name comes from the Maasai phrase Enkare Nyrobi, which translates to "cool water", a reference to the Nairobi river which flows through the city. The city is popularly referred to as the Green City in the Sun.

Nairobi was founded in 1899 by the colonial authorities as a rail depot on the Uganda Railway. The town quickly grew to become the capital of Kenya in 1907.

Home to thousands of Kenyan businesses and over 100 major international companies and organisations, including the United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) and the United Nations Office at Nairobi (UNON), Nairobi is an established hub for business and culture. The Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) is one of the largest in Africa and the second-oldest exchange on the continent. It is Africa's fourth-largest exchange in terms of trading volume, capable of making 10 million trades a day.

A melting pot of business, music, culture and sports, Nairobi is a city that never sleeps. The entire town has boundless energy and is a thriving place where all of human life can be experienced. 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. It is the only city in the world that boasts of a National park – Nairobi National Park.

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