Nairobi Tourism

Nairobi, being the biggest city in Kenya, is also the capital of the country. The city of Nairobi and all of its surrounding land makes up the Nairobi County. Nicknamed the “Green City in the Sun”, Nairobi has several suburbs surrounding the city which add to the beauty of it all. The city was founded in 1899 and was used as a rail depot as it lined Mombasa and Uganda together. It did not take long for this town to grow into the capital city. Under the popular Nairobi River, located on the south, Nairobi is 5889 feet above sea level. Each one of you should visit Nairobi at least once and experience all that it has to offer considering the best time to visit Nairobi.

The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Nairobi

  • Know the pollution level of Nairobi before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 68.14 (High)
    • Water Pollution 82.81 (Very High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 56.91 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 76.04 (High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 60.42 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 73.96 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 58.82 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 39.58 (Low)
  • How safe is Nairobi for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Nairobi.

    • Burglary and Theft 58.15 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 69.57 (High)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 69.1 (High)
    • Corruption and Bribery 72.35 (High)
    • Car Stealing 53.61 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 64.77 (High)
    • Attacks 57.5 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 55.62 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 67.67 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 35.78 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 49.44 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 32.22 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 66.39 (High)
  • Quality of Life Index of Nairobi is 71.72 (Moderate)

    • Safety Index 43.3 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 99.79 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 77.76 (High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 57.65 (High)
    • Cost of Living Index 42.23 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 57.52 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 32.32 (Very High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 27.51 (Very Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Nairobi

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.03 USD
    • International Movie per seat 7.82 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 31.6 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 56.06 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 30.61 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ‚Äčand subjected to change without notice.

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